X800XL versus 6800GT?

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mathfreq

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I've read many reviews online saying that ATI's X800XL is a great value because its performance is competitive with the nVidia 6800GT and it retails for significantly less. In my searches, however, I find that the price gap between the X800XL and the 6800GT is actually much smaller than I expected.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...&Category=0&minPrice=&maxPrice=&Go.x=0&Go.y=0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...&Category=0&minPrice=&maxPrice=&Go.x=0&Go.y=0

So my question is this - is the X800XL a worthwhile card simply because it's almost as good as the 6800GT at a lower price? In other words, if I can get the 6800GT for almost the same price, is there any reason why I should get the X800XL instead?

One issue I have heard is that the 6800GT is buggy when running some specific games, including World of Warcraft and Counter Strike: Source. Can anyone confirm or deny this?

Thanks in advance.
 

diabloII

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this is gonna get locked...another ati vs nvidia thread; i'm not flaming you, it's just that you shoulda searched this forum for the answer b/c it's been answered numerous times

the 6800GT is much better b/c it supports pixel shader 3.0

although the x800xl is a good value, it's not worth it

definitely go for the 6800gt
 

beedubaya

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Yeah, go for 6800 GT, it has Pixel Shader 3.0 which is the brick and mortar of games from this day forward.

There are too many threads like this on this forum. Do a search. :)
 
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