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Old 07-25-2005, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default x800 xt pe or... 6800 gt?

I can get an xt for 330 (agp) or I can get a 6800gt for 280 (agp)

max I want to spend on another card will be 350 (pushing it) should I go for the xt or 6800?

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Old 07-25-2005, 10:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is numerous threads on this. Do a search of TF and will find much more info. I will link you to some good threads that will help you make a good decision. But to sum it up, get the 6800 GT is a much better card than the X800XT, mostly because it features SM3.0, which will be required to play future games in DX9 mode.



Basically, game developers are now only developing games to use Shader Model 3 and are not including any other DX9 paths, such as DX9.0b. Because of this, if you have an X800XT, games will default to DirectX 8.1 compatability mode, where you lose both major image quality and a hefty amount of performance.
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