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Old 02-23-2006, 12:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I don't really play any of the new games that came out recently. I mostly play Sim City 4, Star Wars Galaxies, Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds and Empire Earth. My wife plays The Sims 2. I need to get rid of the 9200SE that I currently have. Which of these would fit my needs:

jSAPPHIRE X800GTO 512MB

eVGA 6800GS 256MB

PowerColor X1600XT 256MB
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IMO Get the 6800 GS.
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If you want any of those card's that you listed your going to have to buy a new board,Your 9200se is AGP and all those you listed are PCI-E You can get all those in AGP but you are going to pay even more.
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If you want any of those card's that you listed your going to have to buy a new board,Your 9200se is AGP and all those you listed are PCI-E You can get all those in AGP but you are going to pay even more.
My 9200SE is PCI and I have an empty PCI Express slot waiting for me to stick something in it.
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My 9200SE is PCI and I have an empty PCI Express slot waiting for me to stick something in it.

I totally forgot they made a 9200se pci
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Get the 6800GS, it is the best of the three. Don't even consider the X800.
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Get the 6800GS, it is the best of the three. Don't even consider the X800.
Even though it's 512mb?
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The card isn't powerful enough to use the 512MB. That is just a marketting ploy. The 256MB 6800GS will perform better than a 512MB X800 card of any sort.
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Memory has **** to do with graphic card performance.
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definetly the 6800GS....the x8** series never had good drivers to support the card....the 512mb memory isnt gonna be used by that card....the 6800GS you can overclock to reach speeds higher than the 6800ultra !! so yea...6800GS for sure
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