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Old 06-24-2005, 08:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 6800GT or x800?(not as easy as you'd think)

On a fairly tight budget here, so I'm basically forced to choose between getting a 4200+ with 6800GT, or a 4400+ with a x800. Really tough choice. Help.

P.S. Getting a lower card than the x800 is not an option(no 6600gt posts plz).

Edit. Its xl. Not a regular.
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I'd stick with a 6800GT simply because it's overall a better core, it's got the better drivers and excels overall pretty well in both OpenGL and DirectX based 3D applications.

Why the Toledo/Manchester though? I really think the dual cores are a bit too pricey for their performance at this point and time, get a 3000+ Venice for like 150 bucks, and when more multithreaded applications come out and the prices on the multicores drop, then go out and get one.
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yea, i would do what gaara said, it would be a lot better financially. since the 64s and the X2s are both 939, u wouldnt need a new mobo.

and 6800 GT BTW
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I do not plan on upgrading this computer ever. After this purchase, I plan on saving for a ultraportable laptop, so I will not have the funds to do it. When I figure it out, I keep going to the conclusion that I should get dual core. I was originally going to go with Intel dual core because of the price, but then I saw a 24 pin 450 Watt Antec power supply for half price at my local store, so I had to get it, which eliminated Intel from the equation . If enough people suggest the 6800GT, I'm going to buy it with the 4200+.
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Is a 450 watter enough for a gig of RAM, an nForce4 mobo, a toledo and a 6800GT?? That seems real shaky...antec or not...
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I'm pretty sure its enough for an AMD system. I wouldn't know about and Intel system though, since I heard they used tons of power.
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Prescotts are beasts in terms of heat, and they take a fair amount of wattage too
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Here's a link for comparisons(some anyways) of a 6800GT and a x800:

http://www.digital-daily.com/video/g...up/index09.htm

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there is also PSM 3.0 to consider
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Is a 450 watter enough for a gig of RAM, an nForce4 mobo, a toledo and a 6800GT?? That seems real shaky...antec or not...
Yeah the X2's are just slightly worse than a preschott energy wise
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