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Old 06-13-2006, 05:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy VGA for AMD 4800

Computer Specs :

CPU : AMD 4800+ Dual Core
MOBO : Epox 9npa ultra
VGA : ???
MEMORY : 2X1GB RAM
HD : 250 GB SATA
PSU : 500W



Only the VGA is kinda missing... my budget is between 200 and 300 $

purpose : HARDCORE GAMING ( I don't want to OC though )


i am no techie expert and dont know much about VGAs...
what vga would you advice me to get from this rig ?

i was thinking : Radeon X1800XL


I want to play Oblivion , FEAR, Far Cry , DOOM 3 at maximum rez with no problem
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Old 06-13-2006, 05:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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7900GT, without a doubt, insane benchmarks (in some games as good as the 512mb 7900GTX), 24 pipes, option for SLi at a later date.

I have one, and it doesn't fail to disappoint, my system runs everything sweet as a nut on max settings.

By the way, if you havn't purchased it already, do not get the AMD x2 4800+, get the 4400+, much better value for money.
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Old 06-13-2006, 05:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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really ? i tought the 4800 is like da bomb.

are you sure it wont affect gaming performance much ?


oh and about the 7900gt http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustRa...82E16814130015

well many people been having problems with that card .. that scares me .
im not in the US and i'll be shipping from there .. so in case smthg goes wrong it'll be a b%#$h to send back a
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Old 06-13-2006, 05:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Nope actually the AMD FX-60 would be classed as the bomb :P

The 4400+ would show almost no difference in performance against the 4800+, and will free up some cash too

4400+ 2x 1gig RAM and a 7900GT will own any game on max settings, take it from me, I have that setup
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how about

Radeon X1800XL ??
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Old 06-13-2006, 06:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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7900GT>X1800XL

The 7900GT outperforms it in most benchmarks, I'm telling you (and many others will agree) the 7900GT is the best Bang-Per-Buck card on the market, and will play anything you throw at it smoothly on Max-Settings.
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7900GT>X1800XL

The 7900GT outperforms it in most benchmarks, I'm telling you (and many others will agree) the 7900GT is the best Bang-Per-Buck card on the market, and will play anything you throw at it smoothly on Max-Settings.
how does the 7900GT compare to the 7800GTX? in benchmarks.
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It beats it in most cases. Its a perfect Contender, 24 pipes and all, but for an insane price, and can oc to 7900 GTX speeds with a simple simple pen volt mod.
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7900gt is about equivalent to a 7800gtx, which is a lot better than the 7800gt which is about equivalent to the x1800xl .....

4800+ is good but if its a lot more expensive than the 4400+ then just go for 4400+...

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I have one, and it doesn't fail to disappoint

... i guess that means it DOES dissapoint? lol...
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Old 06-14-2006, 02:25 AM   #10 (permalink)
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will i see a difference in gaming between a 7900 gt and a x800 xl ?

i have a 4800 dual core cpu
2gb ram
epox board

can i play fear , oblivion , far cry at max rez with a x800 xl ?
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