Hey People I have About 200+ dollars and maybe a little more to fork out for a new video card ive been looking into theese but im not sure which one i should choose, i hears good stuff about the gto but now i heard that they are hardware locked and cant be overclocked as much as they used to be the HIS iceQ looks badass! it has a 60$ mail in rebate so thats the only way i could pay for that one, if you have any suggestions of any other video cards please do tell me about them im excited and wanna get it quick im not really an expert on graphics cards so i would seriously appreciate any of your guys's ( or girl's ) help in this =), oh and im new to the fourms for hey everybody my name is Daniel
please reply people =)
Here is a different X800XL, its made by Powercolor which is my favorite make of card and it retails for only $194. Its clocks are only just slower than the HIS one but there is a huge price difference.
X800XL'slso have 16 pixelpipeline compared to the 12 of the GTO.
It will depend on the game. OGL will go to the GT and most DX9 will go to the XL. They are too close to call, unless you specify a game that is very important to you. Personally, without question, of those two I would take the HIS X800XL, because its HIS and that nice quiet / high performance VGA silencer. HIS is my favorite ATI brand with BFG or Gainward for NV. If it were a Sapphire or Powercolor instead of HIS, I would probably go with the 6800GT in hopes of overclocking it. Plus a little tie breaker of having a SM3 card. In general, X800Xl's don't overclock very well, but it varies. Still read on:
But, honestly, I'd do what Cleeve said and get a 7800GT; I'm cheap, but it offers much better performance for less than $70 more. So right now above a $200 6800GS in PCI-e makes me want to splurge for a 7800GT. If you can't do $300, then this X850XT for $10-15 more and no rebate to wait on, is a better choice than either of yours there.
It's just one of those things where spending a little more gives alot more. An X850XT for $10 over that 6800GT, without needing to mail a rebate, is a much better deal as the X850xt would spank it. Then go $50 over that and the 7800GT gives a big performance boost. Oh well, more choices than AGP anyhow.
ok guys what about between theese 2 cards which would be a better choice
i dont know if ill be able to afford the HIS but if i cant i want to know which of theese i should fall back on the 6800GS or the X800GTO
please help a cracka out =)
Out Of Theese 3 which would y'all pick?
(this is a different HIS then the one i showed earlier, Its the same price as the other GTO t look freggin sweet)