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June 5, 2004 8:11:02 PM

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time to get a new card as mine wont run games like thief 3, splinter
cell 2 etc. should i get the new geforce 6800 ultra? thanks

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June 7, 2004 2:05:32 AM

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Where do you want to buy an Ultra ? It's not out yet...

This card has absolutely no interest compare to the 6800 GT...

Go read some reviews for the difference between both.

And if your actual card cannot play the games you mentionned, you CPU must be pretty lame too... You probably have
a Pentium 2 or 3 .... or a celeron... in that case forgot any upgrade ...it's pointless.... unless you want to
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"pat" <twotone@ameritech.net> wrote in message news:q9s3c0tjeuqop27dh52mkfjr9edeg7bqt7@4ax.com...
> time to get a new card as mine wont run games like thief 3, splinter
> cell 2 etc. should i get the new geforce 6800 ultra? thanks
June 7, 2004 6:15:13 AM

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On Sun, 6 Jun 2004 22:05:32 -0400, "Dude" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote:

dude...thanks for your input...

>Where do you want to buy an Ultra ? It's not out yet...
geforce 6800 is supposed to be out tomorrow.

>
>This card has absolutely no interest compare to the 6800 GT...
>
>Go read some reviews for the difference between both.
i have read several reviews. both seem to be expensive and the best.
>
>And if your actual card cannot play the games you mentionned, you CPU must be pretty lame too... You probably have
>a Pentium 2 or 3 .... or a celeron... in that case forgot any upgrade ...it's pointless.... unless you want to
>watch a slideshow.
lame is as lame does. my cpu is p4 2g. unfortunately the video it came
with is onboard geforce2mx. it has done very well with most games til
now.
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>"pat" <twotone@ameritech.net> wrote in message news:q9s3c0tjeuqop27dh52mkfjr9edeg7bqt7@4ax.com...
>> time to get a new card as mine wont run games like thief 3, splinter
>> cell 2 etc. should i get the new geforce 6800 ultra? thanks
>
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June 8, 2004 7:48:25 PM

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pat <twotone@ameritech.net> wrote:

>On Sun, 6 Jun 2004 22:05:32 -0400, "Dude" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote:
>
>dude...thanks for your input...
>
>>Where do you want to buy an Ultra ? It's not out yet...
>geforce 6800 is supposed to be out tomorrow.
>
>>
>>This card has absolutely no interest compare to the 6800 GT...
>>
>>Go read some reviews for the difference between both.
>i have read several reviews. both seem to be expensive and the best.
>>
>>And if your actual card cannot play the games you mentionned, you CPU must be pretty lame too... You probably have
>>a Pentium 2 or 3 .... or a celeron... in that case forgot any upgrade ...it's pointless.... unless you want to
>>watch a slideshow.
>lame is as lame does. my cpu is p4 2g. unfortunately the video it came
>with is onboard geforce2mx. it has done very well with most games til
>now.
>>
>>
>>

Latest review I read for the 6800 Ultra and the Radeon X800 showed frame
rates being held back by the CPU speed at high resolutions. This was with
the latest and greatest from both AMD and Intel.

IMHO the Gigabyte FX5900XT or the Radeon 9800 Pro are about the best bang
for your bucks.

Hope this helps

Andy
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