My friend, is about to buy a new graphics card. He owns a mobo with an Intel845G with an AGP 4x slot .
He just want to obtain decent frame rates on games like ES IV. Oblivion with all the settings at medium or high.
I Just had this same dilemma a few weeks back. I talked to several people on here, and narrowed the search down to the 6800GS and the X800GTO. Both are 12 pipelines both are 256 mb only, and both have 256 bit speed....
I went for the X800GTO for the following reasons:
2. More widely available.
3. The 6800GS has Shader model 3, but is probably too weak to use it.
4. The X800GTO has a high success in overlocking
5. Some people seem to test it faster