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Old 03-07-2005, 07:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default X850XT Platinum Edition vs. nVidia 6800 Ultra? + Questions

Hey everyone!

I was wondering what everyones opinion is on the two "Top of the line video cards"; so which do you think is better? Price aside...

ATi Radeon X850XT Platinum Edition
nVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra



A question- About how long is it going to be before ATi puts out a 512MB version, and when they do, what will they call it.
Another question- Does nVidia have plans for a new line of cards any time soon?
A final question- Is Direct X 10 scheduled to come out any time soon, if at all?

Thanks for your feedback!

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Old 03-07-2005, 07:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Prices aside?... The Radeon X850 XT PE by far.
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Thanks! Anyone have an opinion?

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X850XTPE wins for me with price beside.

But, 2 6800GT's in SLI is the true winner, a bit mroe expensive and alot better.
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But, 2 6800GT's in SLI is the true winner, a bit mroe expensive and alot better.
One X850 XT PE outperforms two 6800 GTs in SLI.
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Old 03-07-2005, 07:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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id like to see it beat 2 6800 ultras in sli
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I believe Direct X 10 will replace Direct X 9 upon Windows Longhorn release.

The x850XT is the fastest card on the market at the moment.

ATi has already unveiled their 512mb cards to the public. They will not have any special names, they will simply follow suit along with ATi's current naming scheme.

Expect the next generation of nVidia cards around the same time as ATi's, which will be in May.

Also, SLI is not compatible with every game so speaking from a broad and general point of view the x850XT is more versatile than two nVidia cards in SLI.
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X850XT was developed and released a few months after the 6800Ultra, so the X850XT would take the cake.

We gotta wait for the ATI's next card with the 24 pipelines and see what nvidia turns out. Believe it'll be under codename G70 because they dropped the NV....next few months should be interesting
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i agree cause video card technology is going up faster than anything. Should be real cool.
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Old 03-07-2005, 09:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
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P.P. Mguire, lol you have no sig privilages lol. Stop messing around man. I wouldent try comparing 2 video cards against one though.

I cant imagine what card will be the best. Just not enough information around for a accurate opinion.
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