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Old 05-04-2006, 06:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Before anyone starts replying with, "you need PCI-E", bla blah blah...I am not planning on even going PCI-E until somewhere between first quarter-mid of next year where I will just build an entirely new rig anyway, for Windows VISTA and Direct X 10 cards, of course. What I am planning to do is going with either one of two video cards to last me until then.

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AMD 3500+
1 gig Kingston Hyper X
74 gig Raptor HD
200 gig SATA hd
x800 Pro
nforce 3 motherboard

I have come down between two video-cards, and my question isn't which one is neccesarily better; however, which one has a better performance/cost ratio.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130273

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102666

Which has a better performance/price ratio, and which is a better product as far as quality is concerned?
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Old 05-04-2006, 06:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your motherboard is weak ... not in the good way.

Anyway your only options are either the 7600 when "ported" to AGP, or the 7800GS.
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Old 05-04-2006, 06:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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haha, my motherboard is probably weak, when they are offering the exact same motherboard as mine for free with the purchase of the non superclocked version of the 7800 GS.
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7800GS hands down.
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Check out this. A 7800GS with a full piped 7900GT core

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=31130
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Ahh, f-in schweet!-**in a Carl-esque from Aqua-Teen tone**-I'm so buy that friggin' card!
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Good look finding one ... they aren't on Newegg.com, and are really rare.

A standard 7800GS is still pretty nice though, just make sure your power supply can take it.
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hmm...rare enough that no one has them?
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get the 6800gs.... its the same as a 7800gs on the AGP port.

Thats if u can unlock it to 16 pipes

The only difference when unlocked and overclocked would be the new shaders and stuff

I think there is a 8 fps average increase on games...
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get the 6800gs.... its the same as a 7800gs on the AGP port.
Um, no. Wait? NO! The 6800GS cant touch a 7800GS at all. Look at the benchies man, try runing Oblivon at 1920x1200 on a 6800GS, yea you cant w/out sever lag or no go at all.
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