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Old 11-12-2005, 10:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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which of the 3 should i get?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814129048 - $329

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814129048 - $353

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102502 - $409

I think theyre all the same, just different brands... and include all the same stuff, cables, etc...

Does anyone know why theyre different in price? Is one card worse/better than the other? :O
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Some are higher quality than others, etc.

Be forewarned, most members here are going to try to convince you to jump ship to nVidia, because of ATI's poor cards. Be prepared to look like a total idiot if your only defense is along the lines of "i like ati more".
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the ATI X800 series was very dissapoint to lots of people. You would get alot more performance out of a 6800GT/6800GS or even a 7800GT.

Seriously i would not even consider that card. X800XT PE is rediculously
overprice, and the X800 series dosnt even have SM3 support.

I would seriously reconsider dude.
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Yes, that card sucks, as do all of the ATI X800 series cards. Get a 7800GT, 7800GTX, even a 6800GS, or if you must go ATI, get one of the new X1800XL/XT cards. DO NOT get that X800. You will be terribly dissapointed.
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i would get 7800gt or x1800 but i only have a agp mobo and i dont know a reliable source to get 6800gt from, theyre all stores which i havent heard from before...any suggestions of the three though?
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Do you have socket 939 or 754? There are cheap mobos (they aren't good overclockers but are still good), that contain PCI-E for both of those sockets. Getting a new mobo and a 6800GS or 7800GT would be the best choice to get the most for your money. Its what I am in the process of doing now.
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He's got a point there guys! AGP 6800's aren't really on the market anymore, they have 6600gt's though, and I feel you'd be quite satisfied with one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127170

Despite what others say, the x850PE does out perform this card, but from what I've heard the 'drivers' suck for the card, and nVIDA's are way better.

Everyone on this forum keeps flaming the ATI x8** series because of the pixel shaders and benchmarks and not being compatible with games. This must be a reason why all computer magazines I subscribe to, pcgamer, maximum PC, and computer gaming world all review these cards and they have absoloutly no problems with them during testing, including 3D mark blah blah blah, anyways, the cards they review like the one you want to buy got an 8. something, and the 6600gt got below 7.5, I dont remember the exact score.

But I suppose all my rambling is going to get me flamed, but oh well, just my thoughts on this whole nvida supremist ordeal.
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Id personally go with the 7800GT, i actually already did heh heh heh
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Old 11-13-2005, 12:58 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Buy this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130202
and enjoy the saved 150$ that would have been spent on a horrible graphics card for the money.
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Id personally go with the 7800GT, i actually already did heh heh heh

Give us a link to an AGP version, thanks /sarcasm
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