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X850XT vs 6800GS

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March 17, 2006 11:02:51 PM

both evenly priced at ~$169.00

which is better??

the X850XT has hogher core and memory speeds....hard choice help!!

thanks

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March 18, 2006 12:24:54 AM

hmm i cant find any bench marks..
March 18, 2006 12:44:06 AM

The 6800GS does support Shader Model 3.0, but the card isn't really powerful enough to play any games with it.
Go for the X850 XT.
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March 18, 2006 12:47:10 AM

You should be thinking about 7600 GT Also in the price range. I still havnt seen many benchmarks with all 3 of these cards together.
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March 18, 2006 1:07:53 AM

The X850XT will outperform it in almsot anything including Doom 3, and sometimes by alot if FSAA/AF are used. Only the much more expensive mega-clocked 512MB 6800GS can match the X850XT. Check out the games that matter to you:
http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/digest3d/index.html
March 18, 2006 1:15:22 AM

7600GT is 128 bit no pint inw asting almost 200 bucks on 128bit vid card
a b U Graphics card
March 18, 2006 1:30:10 AM

Yeah, I have to agree with oompa. The 7600GT does very well for a 12-pipe 128-bit card. It definately deserves consideration. There aren't any direct comparisons yet, but I still think the X850XT would win or edge it out in more games than not. But, he is correct, the 7600GT>6800GS, so it's gaining on the X850XT at least.

There aren't any $169 7600GT's yet, so until I see the 7600GT clearly holding it's own against the X850XT, the Radeon still gets my vote. If they practically tie, then I could see paying $20 more for the 7600GT's features. But I would not pay more for a slower card just for SM3.0; especially not a midrange card that will struggle with Sm3 eye candy already, never mind in more stressful future titles.
March 18, 2006 1:31:05 AM

7600 GT rocks, but as for your comparison, Prozac is right, the X850XT will beat the 6800GS easily, and even defeats the 7600GT with FSAA enabled. SO if you can find one for $170, you have found a killed deal, definately don't pass it up.
March 18, 2006 1:33:37 AM

Some more reviews.









We need a site to figure out thatwe really need a 6800 gs vs 7600 gt vs x850 xt.
a b U Graphics card
March 18, 2006 1:34:11 AM

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and even defeats the 7600GT with FSAA enabled

I feel this is probably the case, but I have not seen any direct comparisons between a 7600GT and X850XT. Have you? If so, I'd appreciate a link.
March 18, 2006 2:54:31 AM

I forgot what the thread was about :?
March 18, 2006 3:08:34 AM

X850XT all the way, it has 16 pipes compared to the 6800GS's 12, and that does make a huge difference in performance. You shouldn't really need SM 3.0 too much yet. And the 7600GT is probably pretty good, but does anyone have any benchmarks of X850XT vs. 7600GT? Cause if the 7600 is faster get it.
March 18, 2006 9:50:27 AM

X850XT is very close or equall performance wise to a 7800GT so x850xt > 7600GT
March 18, 2006 10:24:54 AM

X850XT all the way, it has 16 pipes compared to the 6800GS's 12, and that does make a huge difference in performance.

I could be wrong, but doesn't the 6800gs actually have 16 pipes, with four of them disabled? And if I'm right, what's the odds of unlocking the extra four? And if so, shouldn't the 6800gs then blow the crap out of the x850?
March 18, 2006 11:41:19 AM

Nope and we're talking about stock performance.
March 18, 2006 10:04:52 PM

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Nope and we're talking about stock performance.


yah im not gonna oc anything
March 18, 2006 10:08:23 PM

alrighty this brings me to

i hear ATi cards never get driver updates so does that mean if new game scome out my Ati card maybecome unstable in the game since no driver updates were released (prime reason i would buy Nvidia)

and second if i got a X850XT and a 1600Pro Crossfire Edition would it beat 2 6800GS's?
March 18, 2006 10:22:44 PM

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i hear ATi cards never get driver updates

:roll:
March 18, 2006 10:32:06 PM

Ummm... they get monthly updates.... just to clarify a misconception....
March 18, 2006 10:36:12 PM

If anything, ATI releases too many updates. Hell, we've gone from 5.1x to 6.3 in the last year.

But yeah, you could not go wrong with the 850xt.
March 18, 2006 10:41:44 PM

f i got a X850XT and a 1600Pro Crossfire Edition would it beat 2 6800GS's?


hmm??
March 19, 2006 10:53:30 AM

First of all, you wouldn't be able to pair the two up... you'll have to get at least two X1600s.... or an X850 crossfire edition to go with the X850XT....
March 19, 2006 1:44:19 PM

6800gs is better for gaming
March 19, 2006 1:47:11 PM

Not so fanboy. The only games a 6800GS beats a x850xt is in games solely designed for nvidia gfx cards.
a b U Graphics card
March 19, 2006 2:49:24 PM

"but doesn't the 6800gs actually have 16 pipes, with four of them disabled? And if I'm right, what's the odds of unlocking the extra four? "

Most manufacturers are using laser cut pipes, vice just driver blocking/different BIOS...

I'd say the chances of unlocking are between none and zero! :-)
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