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Old 10-11-2005, 07:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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am thinking of upgading my graphic card 256mb Nvidia 6800. is is any good. i wanna play games like half-life 2 and battlefield 2.

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are you getting AGP, then its good, if your getting pcie16 then get at least a 6800GT or if you dont have the money then a 6600GT
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You don't need a 6800 to play Half-life 2. I've seen people get 60 FPS with a 6600GT
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Well, what's your budget? You may want to look into the new ATI video cards, they tend to be faster with the source engine. Also, is this for AGP or PCIe?
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003, none of that ATI crap.

sorry, I <3 nvidia.
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thte X1800XT make a nice competition with the 7800GTX even with 16 pipelines.
though right now i think the best way to go right now is with nvidia for a budget card
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003, none of that ATI crap.

sorry, I <3 nvidia.
I smell a fanboy. I'm not pulling words out of my ***, ATI does better with the games on the source engine and d3d, and nvidia does better with doom 3 (and other opengl games). Just thought I'd mention it.
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ATI and Nvidia are about equal when it comes to Direct3D performance. Nvidia though performs 2-3 times better in OpenGL games like Doom 3 and Quake 4. ATI cards can barely even play Doom 3, and I would imagine it ill be the same for Quake 4. Take it from me, I bought an X800Pro when it first came out, and those who regularly visit this forum know from my ranting that it just plain sucks.

Also, Nvidia features Shader Model 3 which is used to enhanced games like Battlefield 2 and is REQUIRED for Call of Duty 2 (otherwise it will run in DX7 forced mode with no shaders). Nvidia all the way....except for maybe the X1800XT, but that card is WAY overpriced right now.
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Nvidia all the way....except for maybe the X1800XT, but that card is WAY overpriced right now.
I've searched newegg, zipzoomfly, and tigerdirect and i can't find the X1800 XT anywhere. Could you post a link so i can see the price and buy it.

6800 gt looks like a winner for price and quality.
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The X1800XT is not out yet.
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