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Old 08-14-2004, 11:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Which of these graphics cards are better? I am making a new computer and want a graphics card that will let me play Doom 3, Far Cry, UT2k4, Halo and stuff at really good settings so which one should I get:

ATI RADEON 9800 PRO Video Card, 256MB DDR, 256-bit


or the


Nvidia 6800 Video Card, 128 MB DDR,256-Bit

(also what is the Leadtek Nvida and the Chaintech Nvidia on newegg.com, those are confusing me. Which Nvidia is the best?

Please help, I need answers by tommorrow. Thanks
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Old 08-14-2004, 11:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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chaintech and leadtek borrows the design architechture from nvidia and make their own cards, sell them cheaper and includes alot of games with them.
its no big deal if u choose generic or not, however get cards that are made by the manufacturer some will say is better.
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Old 08-14-2004, 11:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh I get it, so which one is better?
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i'll choose the 9800pro, even though some may agree or disagree with me.
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Whoa...i wouldnt, the 9800 pro is old tech compared to the 6800, everyone here will agree with getting the 6800.
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Agreed, with 16 pipelines the 6800 destroys the 9800 in every benchmark, despite having less RAM than the 9800...
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yeah, coz the 9800Pro only has 8, plus the 6800 supports Shadermodel3.0 which is a big improvement over shadermodel2.0
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It's a large improvement, but there isn't even a game that has been announced yet that utilizes Shader 3.0, it's just there so developers can start developing games with 3.0 technology.
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Old 08-15-2004, 03:00 AM   #9 (permalink)
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just look at this:
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Old 08-15-2004, 03:06 AM   #10 (permalink)
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and this...
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