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Old 11-14-2005, 06:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok ive had my 6600GT for almost a year now and its showing its age on games like F.E.A.R so im wanting to upgrade it. I havent been keeping up with whats happening with graphics card at the min, I last i read the 7800GTX had just been released, now ive heard ATIs cards are out. But i dont know how they compare. I DONT WANT TO START A FLAMING ATI VS NVIDIA THREAD. I just want to know what card will do the best job and not get bottlenecked by the rest of my system.

I would rather nvidia becaust its a straight swap and no messing about with drivers but if the ati is better value for money then i will go with the ATI card. Im not bothered ati or nvidia.

Also would it be worth waiting till just after christmas for a newer card or are they a long way off?

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EDIT: it will be getting overclocked so that is a factor. But ill decide on a brand later on.
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most likely a eVGA 7800GT will do the job for you unless you have more money then you can go with a 7800GTX 512MB
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if you get an x1800xt or a 7800gtx you will get the same preformance give or take, but the 512mb 7800gtx (clock 550/1800) is coming out very soon (in a week or two I think) and it will blow away the x1800xt, but i think it will be expensive, but it will bring down the prices of the normal 7800gtx and x1800xt.
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that 7800GTX 512mb sounds quite sweet. Looks like that will be the one ill go for then. But will it really give that much better performance over the 256? Because i know 128 is only just started to be abit lacking. Ill do some research now. I was thinking about a BFG OC card because im not in america so it is very very hard to get a eVGA card. If not BFG it will be MSI.
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BFG and MSI are both good
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eVGA is good as well.
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Prepare for a shock (3rd one down) http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...0__Series.html

My 7800gt hadels FEAR on high settings nicely, and almost manages soft shadows, with no slow downs. But I would rather have AA until I get a new monitor.
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Prepare for a shock (3rd one down) http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...0__Series.html
£530! what a rip
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It's on newegg as well. Not too far off the price that we thought.

I would rather have this one... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130259
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wow, seems even more crazy now that it's right there in front of my face.
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