Which graphics card should I go with? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-01-2006, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 80
Default Which graphics card should I go with?

My specs are high enough to handle both, I just want to know which would be a better choice for me to buy.

Sapphire Radeon X850XT

EVGA Geforce 6800GS

The Sapphire card has higher specs but I don't think they have lifetime warranties on their cards.

The EVGA card has lower specs but has a lifetime warranty. I don't know what to get.

Solid Runner is offline  
Old 02-01-2006, 04:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 7,915
Send a message via Yahoo to talldude123

never heard of "sapphire" brand

the EVGA is a good brand, and has a good warranty.

i would recommend the EVGA

talldude123 is offline  
Old 02-01-2006, 04:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 3,312

You'll get a 7800GT. Or better yet, wait for the G80 and R600.
so, umm, err yeah
003 is offline  
Old 02-01-2006, 04:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,339

Based on his budget I don't think a current 7800GT is in the range nor is a new G80 when it's released. I recommend waiting for the G80 to be released then grab yourself a 7800GT.
<form action=\"http://www.srsyo.org/tfsearch.php\" method=\"get\">
<input type=\"text\" name=\"search\"> <input type=\"submit\" name=\"submit\" value=\"Search TF before you post!\"></form>
Vista Discussion | 64 Bit Discussion |Microsoft Homepage | Yo Linux | Paul Thurrott | Fire Fox | Thunder Bird | Image Shack | Photo Bucket | Put File | Anti-Spyware | MS Anti-Spyware | Trillian | Anti-Virus | On Line Virus Scan
Tyler1989 is offline  
Old 02-01-2006, 05:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
Monster Techie
BennyV04988's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,835

Shhhh....If NewEgg hears of our plan, that almost every middlemarket gamer is waiting for this G80 to come out so the 7800GT/X will be dirt cheap... they'll jack up the prices on us. Wouldn't that suck! hahaah
GPU: MSI GTX 260 @ 650MHz/1175MHz
CPU: Intel E6750 @ 3.4GHz/1.33v/60c
HSF: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
SND: Creative Audigy 4
SPK:Logtech X-540s
MOS: Logitech MX600 Wireless Laser
LCD: HANNS-G 28" Widescreen
BennyV04988 is offline  
Old 02-01-2006, 05:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 738

lol I bet that happens.
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ @2.6 ghz
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro
2gb Corsair XMS DDR400 RAM
ATI Radeon x1950xt
MSI RD480 Neo2 Crossfire Mobo
Western Digital 160gb SATA HDD
Fortron 450 watt PSU
Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse
NeedAcpu is offline  
Old 02-02-2006, 08:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
Field Engineer
SHAWN's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 4,697
Send a message via AIM to SHAWN

Do NOT Double POST. This will cause you to be banned.

Final Warning.

Reply Here:

This thread will be closed.

A+, Network + , HP Certified Tech and MCP

Specs: AMD Phenom II X6 1095T, Asus M477TD, 8GB GSkill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 1T, 128GB Crucial M4 SSD, ATi HD4650, W7, 27" HL272 Monitor
SHAWN is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:13 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.