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Old 08-12-2004, 03:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default which video card

post your opinions and if there is a specific reason why you chose what you did

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Old 08-12-2004, 03:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Which x800?
Which 6800?

The type matters.

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Old 08-12-2004, 03:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i really have no clue, im totally new to all this, post what type you would get
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Old 08-12-2004, 03:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Real use reviews for video cards using games.
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from what I've read, the Geforce 6800 series seems to be doing a considerable amount better than the x800's when playing Doom3.
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Old 08-12-2004, 04:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ugh Im going crazy trying to figure out which one to get, they both seem to have their ups and downs though.
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Old 08-12-2004, 04:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'd go with the GeForce. I read the same thing about how it handled doom. Appearantly both the ATI and Nvidia could handle it obviously but you could see more jagged lines in the ATI card than the Nvidia, beyond that the people doing the review said 'Although we arent out to proove what card is better, the GeForce 6800 seems to run doom3 a lot smoother'. It really is a tough call but as far as specs they are almost identicle except the x800 says it draws 700 million vertices to the 6800's 600 million, but nvidias card says it draws 6.4 billion texels to ATI's 6 billion. Either way you're getting an insane card, but honestly I'm out to get the GeForce myself as I've heard that it runs smoother, more stable, plus yeah I preferably like nvidia over ATI. But all in all its your money, the only REAL arguement I could say is that the people doing the doom3 review said that ATI's card had more jagged lines on the floor, rails, etc, stuff like that. Go Nvidia =)

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