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I'm asking for an advice about Geforce 6800XT

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July 1, 2006 4:29:29 PM

Anybody help,
After long searching about graphic Card finally i found two graphic cards

1- XFX 6800XT Xtreme 512MB DDR3 PixelPipelines 8.

2- Leadtek 6800 (without XT) TDH 256MB DDR1 PixelPipelines 12.

And i don't know which one of the two is better for me.
Any replies will be apreciated.
thnx

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July 1, 2006 7:02:20 PM

Both are good for mid-range gaming. I personally would recommend the XFX 6800XT because of the DDR3 memory which will be beneficial in running games such as BF2 or COD.
July 1, 2006 7:20:35 PM

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Both are good for mid-range gaming. I personally would recommend the XFX 6800XT because of the DDR3 memory which will be beneficial in running games such as BF2 or COD.

It doesn't matter at all. The 6800XT is a total rip-off, the plain 6800 will kill a 6800XT.

@ OP
Go for the 6800, since it's a better card.
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a c 365 U Graphics card
July 1, 2006 7:23:55 PM

The 6800XT is a real budget card. Even with 512MB of RAM I doubt it will perform as well as a 6800. I think the card is too slow to really take advantage of the 512MB of RAM.

Here's a review of a 6800XT 256MB; an additional 256MB won't make much difference :

http://www.guru3d.com/article/Videocards/286/11/
July 2, 2006 3:43:59 PM

go with a 6800 or a 6800GT, XT cards are just cards that are squeezed onto the market to make some sales.
a b U Graphics card
July 2, 2006 8:00:31 PM

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It doesn't matter at all. The 6800XT is a total rip-off, the plain 6800 will kill a 6800XT.

@ OP
Go for the 6800, since it's a better card.


I agree the 6800XT 512MB extreme is a ripoff, but it is a 350/1000 clocked card and would come close to reference 6800 performance. If it had been the 256MB 6800XT extreme xxx edition, it would be clocked 420/1100 and it would beat a plain 6800 in most cases. Have a look.

In those May 2006 charts the 425/1000 clocked 6800XT usually beats the low clocked 350/600 6800. So I'd think a 420/1100 one would beat a reference 350/700 6800.

Moral of the story, always check the clocks, pipes, mem interface, etc. There are so many whacky variations out there including both of those ones digit-life has in their charts. But in no way would I recommend either card without knowing prices. My gut feeling are both are a ripoff compared to what else is out there.
a b U Graphics card
July 2, 2006 8:12:54 PM

Where are you searching(local, online, what country?), what are your system specs(CPU speed and AGP or PCI-e?), and what are the prices of those two cards?

Neither have caught my attention of being good buys online in the USA, your pricing/availability could be way different. Of the two cards, you would have to make sure of the clock speeds and memory interface: Avoid 128-bit 6800's. A 350/1000 clocked 6800XT 256-bit would be a bit behind a reference 350/700 6800 256-bit(edumacated guess :tongue: ). But if the 6800 is a 325/600 like some of Dell's or others floating around, they would likely be very close in performance and I'd think there has got to be better choices for you.
July 2, 2006 11:56:49 PM

Thanks all,
I really appreciate that.
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