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Old 05-11-2005, 10:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question X800XL vs. 6800GT

I can not decide. I am leaning towards the X800XL, but I don't know if I am making the right choice. Which video card s better?
This is the 6800GT I am looking at:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143025
And this is the X800XL:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131299
Which one will provide faster framerates and overall better preformance. I have only been able to find mixed reviews. This is the system I would be building it with:
CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103530
Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127196
Sound card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102164
Hard drive (2x) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144178
RAM (2x) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146890
Please help me decide. I don't want this to turn into the next ati/nvidia fanboy smackdown 2005. I just want the facts. I do not prefer one brand over another, I just go with what is currently the best.
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Well the 6800GT by far, it will also easily OC to ultra speeds.

Also if you want to play levels like HL2 HDR or any shader model 3 based games, you need an nvidia card to use these graphics features. Such games are farcry and splinter cell chaos theroy, and HL2 is HDR (Soon)

Your looking at a very expensive overepriced GT as well

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814122195

EDIT: Just search for 6800GT on newegg.com, you can pick up the best 6800GT which is an eVGA which is 300$ after a 30$ rebate
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6800GT

the X800XL sucks at OCing in case you want to know
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Thank you. I also have one more question. What is the difference between this ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820221134
And the ram I have listed in my first post. This is way cheaper, and it have the exact same specs. Is this a bad brand or is this a great find?
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wow...2-2-2-5 for cheap, dunno how they overclock

but Rev2's are very good, much better than this because they use samsung tccd's and brainpower PCB
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wow...2-2-2-5 for cheap, dunno how they overclock

but Rev2's are very good, much better than this because they use samsung tccd's and brainpower PCB
but how do you know what these use?
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As for your video card, do as the others said and get a 6800 GT. If you get an X800XL, you will be pissed off because the card is outdated and lacks Pixel Shader 3. PS3 is the most important innovation of next generation games, and game developers are even purposely excluding PS2 support to sabotage ATI cards. Plus, the ATI drivers are so bad that they are not worth the hassle at all. Believe me, I paid $400 for an X800 Pro that I wish I could return and purchase a 6800 GT.

As for your RAM, i don't know much about those brands, so I can't really make a recommendation. I do know Kingston HyperX or Corsair XMS are good if you want to go with a name brand RAM. Anything though will do you good, RAM speed (as long as its PC3200) doesn't make as much of a difference in performance as people think.
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beedubaya - It would be nice to have a VGA chart and a link to your explanation of why a 660GT/6800GT are better than ATI goodies (pixel shader 3...)

perhaps you could use your MOD powers or sway an administrator...

It seems like the same question over and over... (Not trying to offend anyone)
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well hyperX's are good b/c they use BH-5's (is it bh-6 now?)

i don't think the corsait XMS uses anything good
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damn that leadtek 6800gt has one helluva huge heatsink
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