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Old 10-24-2004, 08:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all:
I am considering building a PCI Express system that I want to stay current for a 3-4 years. I am troubled over the decision of a graphics card:
NVIDIA: XFX GeForce 6600 / 128MB DDR / PCI Express / VGA / DVI / TV Out / Video Card $189.99
ATI: GIGABYTE ATI RADEON X800 XT Video Card, 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit, DVI/VIVO, PCI-Express, Model "GV-RX80T256V" -RETAIL $531.00

Can anyone help me out?
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Old 10-24-2004, 09:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I suggest waiting a bit for AMD's motherboards to get PCI-Express
the Athlon 64's are more future proof than Intel's CPU's right now, with 64-bit
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Old 10-24-2004, 03:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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look at some of the 6600gt's pci-E GDDR3. there prolly around 220 to 250 bucks.
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I would look at the 6800's instead, but to answer your question w/ the cards mentioned i would go for the x800. Still though for pcx go for a 6800 card.
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Old 10-24-2004, 07:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Iwould go for a 6800 pci ex if it exists (please enlighten me) if not then the 6600.

Also I dont think ATi has mastered the art of PCX very well from what I have seen so far.

You could also wait for SLi a little more expensive but double overall performance.
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Old 10-25-2004, 03:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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6800 ultra PCI-E
the price is a bit steep but I think its worth it against the X800, not that the X800 is a bad card
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