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Old 11-23-2005, 02:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What do you thinks better an overclocked and unlocked X800GTO2 (so an X850PE) or an overclocked and unlocked 6800GS. I just need to know cause i might sell my current X800GTO and get one of them. If one is better is it worth getting a second and then having the SLI or Crossfire.
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2593&p=1
This says that having a second 6800GS is not really worth it so is having another X800GTO2 worth it ?
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I would take the 6800GS because it performs better stock, and i'm pretty sure it will perform better when overclocked and unlocked because i've heard it can go pretty high.
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Unlocked and overclocked to an X850XTPE... it will beat the 6800GS in brute force, but it still lacks shader model 3.0
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How much brute force is such a difference that the shader model 3 isn't worth it?
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Old 11-23-2005, 04:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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shader model 3 is important for future games.

if i were i u i would go with 6800GS without thinking, becasue 6800GS is very good overclocker and if u unlock it and overclock it, it would beat 6800 ultra by far.

don't get ATi, they all suck because thet don't have good driver + most games today are customized for nVidia.
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So supposing i got the 6800GS should i bother getting a motherboard compatible for SLI for the future upgrade or is it not worth the money and effort. So will i be getting x2 performence increase or something like 65% or 75% ?

Also why are ATI drivers so bad?
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What I've heard is that sli typically only boosts performance by up to 50%.
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What about crossfire is that exactly the same ? And look at these benchmarks they really do tell what the best is http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/230/9
Looks like i'm going to get an X800GTO2 and overclock it seen as the 6800GS which costs about the same is about as powerful as the X800GTO which is £40 cheaper. Even if the nivida cards do have better shader and everything ATI still is faster. The only thing holding me back from getting a X800GTO2 is the quality of the nivida cards. Does anyone have some pics of the best quality Nivida cards and the best ATI cards so that i can compare the differences ?
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no, as i heard SLI boosts aproximtly 80% (depends on which game) , but in future games it might boost up to 95%
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Thats not true at all, games that it's optimized for (very few) are boosted by about 45-50%, and games that it's not optimized for are almost nil. Same thing probably applies to crossfire.
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