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x850 PRO or x800 XT

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 22, 2006 5:19:46 PM

Trying to decide on one of these two cards. Making an update to my system and these seem to be the best way to go for an AGP card.

My question is, what is the difference?

I normally find the x850 cheaper than the x800 but both seem to have 16 pipes and 256 memory and similar specs.

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January 23, 2006 11:41:41 AM

The 850Pro has only 12 pipes, the rest are locked. To the question "how to unlock those damn pipes???", check this out.
The 850 does have higher stock clocks than the 800XT.. not much, but still. Stock performance should be almost identical.. but if you unlcok and overclock the 850 to XT or XT PE speeds, It would win by 5-10%.

I actually sat in your shoes a few weeks ago, but i found an 850 XT for a good price, so I got that instead. LOVE it. I finally can play fear on my 19" with (almost) all settings at max :D 

well, just my €0.02 (€ naturally cos I live in Finland :p  )
January 24, 2006 12:47:15 AM

Thanks for the info StigHelmer! Sounds like a decent card and an excellent way to go while not breaking the bank ;) 

Thanks again!