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Old 07-16-2004, 01:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question hows the vid card?

tried to find a review on anandtech and tomshardware . . . but couldnt

anyways . . . how is this vid card? should last about 2 years (dont play A TON of games, but like them to run smoothly)

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...130-202&depa=0

i know nVidia 6800 is good . . .

just wanna know if the card is good. . .
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Old 07-16-2004, 01:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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oh, and how would it compare to this one?

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-280&depa=0

its the one in my sig . . . sapphire ATI radeon 9800pro

theyre only $10 apart
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Old 07-19-2004, 02:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The 6800 would be a lot better than the 9800 but then again it depends on what you are going to do with your pc.
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Old 07-19-2004, 03:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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well, 9800 = 256mb GDDR2

6800 = 128mb DDR

i play flight sims, battlefield vietnam (and other first person shooters)

if i buy it now, i want it to last aboud 2-3 years
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oh also, whats the advantage of having a 256bit card vs a 128bit?
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better graphic detail when playing a game that supports 256. notice that i said supports it. that means the new games like hl 2. it also seems logical that you would have to have a good cpu to run it to, maybe not though.
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Get the GT, either way both 6800 cards blow away the 9800
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when you say support it, will a 256bit card work on older games?
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it will work, just it won't work at 256mb, it'll work at what ever the highest seting speed it was intended to be. make sense? if not i'll explain in better detail, i don't mind.
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no i understand . . .

its just that i still have (and enjoy) games from 2000, 2001
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