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September 5, 2006 11:46:36 AM

Hi guy,s i've seen this card for £90, is it worth it?

XFX GeForce 6800 ExTreme 256MB DDR3 AGP - 350mhz clock, 1ghz mem clock, 6800xt chipset, 256mb memory, ddr3 memory, memory bus 128bit.

Thanks
September 5, 2006 2:14:39 PM

No.
September 5, 2006 3:02:24 PM

Depends on what you have now. But there are better cards for that money
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September 5, 2006 3:02:43 PM

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No.
I'll say it again, just for emphasis: NO
September 5, 2006 3:13:12 PM

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Depends on what you have now. But there are better cards for that money


The 6800XT is not a card which I would recommend.
September 5, 2006 3:19:28 PM

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Depends on what you have now. But there are better cards for that money


Wrong. 6800XT is the wost card ever. Don't touch that crap with a 10ft pole. ANYTHING is better than a 6800XT.

6800XT is a scam; don't fall for it.

WHen you buy a 6800XT, you help support terrorism.

LOL!
September 5, 2006 3:28:03 PM

Terrorism? So september 11th, the guys who flew there all had an pc with an 6800xt in it?
September 5, 2006 3:54:58 PM

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Terrorism? So september 11th, the guys who flew there all had an pc with an 6800xt in it?


http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/6799/binlaen2en8.jpg

LOL!

And the 6800xt isn't THAT bad as long as you open some more pipelines, unless it's the NV41 core. If it is you will just have a shitty card.
September 5, 2006 4:11:25 PM

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Terrorism? So september 11th, the guys who flew there all had an pc with an 6800xt in it?


Not necissarily. They might have used 6800LEs.

All I'm trying to say is that the 6800XT isn't one of the best cards that NV's churned out in recent memory.
September 5, 2006 4:27:52 PM

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Terrorism? So september 11th, the guys who flew there all had an pc with an 6800xt in it?


Exactly. 6800XT is the worst video card ever. I hate those things.

You're totally blasting the card, but have you ever actually used one?

I have one in my second Rig. Scores 5002 3dmarks in 05. You want me to give the comparison link?

What i didn't mention is that it's fully unlocked :p 
September 5, 2006 5:51:50 PM

You can find X1600Pros (scroll down) for £67.99 as well as the new AGP 7600GT (scroll down) for £114.99 at OverclockersUK. The 7600GT destroys both the 6800XT and the X1600Pro.
September 5, 2006 6:39:37 PM

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Terrorism? So september 11th, the guys who flew there all had an pc with an 6800xt in it?


Exactly. 6800XT is the worst video card ever. I hate those things.

lol :lol: 
September 5, 2006 7:15:46 PM

6800XT SUCSK MONKEY BALLZ, WORST CARD IN THE HISTORY OF TIME, NVIDIA'S STUPID LITTLE SCAM. jUST BECAUSE IT'S "6800" DOESN'T MEAN JACK SHIT. DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT CONSIDERING OF THINKING ABOUT THAT CARD.

Talk about emphasis....
September 5, 2006 7:23:33 PM

Lol, i dont see why you people all are so obsessed with "not buying the 6800xt".

It's just a video card, it has overclocking potential, just buy it of ebay and you have a nice card to experiment with. A friend of mine had one and it got around 5000 in 3dmark05. Thats nice for the price in my opinion.
September 5, 2006 7:24:25 PM

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Terrorism? So september 11th, the guys who flew there all had an pc with an 6800xt in it?


Exactly. 6800XT is the worst video card ever. I hate those things.

You're totally blasting the card, but have you ever actually used one?

I have one in my second Rig. Scores 5002 3dmarks in 05. You want me to give the comparison link?

What i didn't mention is that it's fully unlocked :p 

I'm just trying to make a point that the 6800XT is a crippled 6800, and it's not worth it when you can get a 7600GT for about the same price.

How many pipes have you unlocked it to?

For the record, my X600 is the most powerful GPU that I've ever used. I'm waiting for DX10 to upgrade because I want an upgrade that will blow me away.
September 5, 2006 8:38:46 PM

ducky....you like Coldplay?????
September 5, 2006 9:15:07 PM

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Lol, i dont see why you people all are so obsessed with "not buying the 6800xt".

It's just a video card, it has overclocking potential, just buy it of ebay and you have a nice card to experiment with. A friend of mine had one and it got around 5000 in 3dmark05. Thats nice for the price in my opinion.

And a 3DMark score means what?
September 5, 2006 9:18:24 PM

The 6800XT is pretty much a 6600GT with a bigger name (obviously a different core). Before we continue bashing the 6800xt, we should ask what games you are playing. For the price, you definitely could get something better, but if you don't need it, there are options cheaper that will be just as good.

The only problem I really have with that card is it is 128-bit, at least look at a 256-bit one if you can.
September 5, 2006 10:23:36 PM

6800xt is scam. Its 8 pipe GPU. Maybe if it unlocks then it would be good but it risky to buy and hope it will unlock.

Its a 6600GT with a different name. You can get muh better for the price.

This card reminds me of the 5200fx series, what a rip off !!
September 5, 2006 10:27:04 PM

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Lol, i dont see why you people all are so obsessed with "not buying the 6800xt".

It's just a video card, it has overclocking potential, just buy it of ebay and you have a nice card to experiment with. A friend of mine had one and it got around 5000 in 3dmark05. Thats nice for the price in my opinion.

And a 3DMark score means what?

He can join the 5000 marks 3dmark05 club now. :lol: 
September 5, 2006 10:39:08 PM

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ducky....you like Coldplay?????


Yes. I wish I hadn't quit playing piano; my cousin can play a lot of their songs on the piano. If I ever learn to play my guitar (lack of motivation, laziness), it will be a different story. I've had my guitar for almost a year; I only know two chords.
September 5, 2006 10:45:27 PM

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Its a 6600GT with a different name. You can get muh better for the price.


It's a little better. Some 6800XTs have 256-bit memory. The 6600GT, like the 7600GT, was an amazing card for the price; the 6800XT is just a crapped out 6800.

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This card reminds me of the 5200fx series, what a rip off !!


Don't get me started on the FX series; I hate all of them with a passion.
September 5, 2006 11:01:33 PM

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6800xt is scam. Its 8 pipe GPU. Maybe if it unlocks then it would be good but it risky to buy and hope it will unlock.

Its a 6600GT with a different name. You can get muh better for the price.

This card reminds me of the 5200fx series, what a rip off !![/quote

If you don't want playable framerates then get the card, it's a TPOS, unless you're playing Quake II.
September 5, 2006 11:05:13 PM

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Don't get me started on the FX series; I hate all of them with a passion

Whatchu talkin bout? The FX series was like the Conroe of CPUs in its day, except with a better name :lol:  .
September 6, 2006 1:57:15 AM

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Don't get me started on the FX series; I hate all of them with a passion

Whatchu talkin bout? The FX series was like the Conroe of CPUs in its day, except with a better name :lol:  .

GEFORCE FX!
September 6, 2006 10:17:17 AM

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Hi guy,s i've seen this card for £90, is it worth it?

XFX GeForce 6800 ExTreme 256MB DDR3 AGP - 350mhz clock, 1ghz mem clock, 6800xt chipset, 256mb memory, ddr3 memory, memory bus 128bit.

Thanks


Well are you going to buy it or want some suggestions on some other cards?
September 6, 2006 12:05:29 PM

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GEFORCE FX!

Who cares, same thing :o  .
September 6, 2006 12:49:58 PM

But not the same as a AMD FX processor.
September 6, 2006 1:39:30 PM

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6 WORST CARD IN THE HISTORY OF TIME, NVIDIA'S STUPID LITTLE SCAM.

Talk about emphasis....


Come on nothing is worse than the geforce 440 MX specially since the Geforce 3s were available at the same price at the same time
September 6, 2006 9:40:08 PM

Yup the beloved FX serises. It was so briliand nvidia had to cheat on so many benchmarks by lovering the quality.

Anisotropic filtering and anti-aliasing were slower than on the radeons as it remains today. The shaders were considerably slower then on the radeons. They were only good for the raw power, radeons were much better.
a b U Graphics card
September 6, 2006 9:49:01 PM

As many have said, avoid that card! 128-bit 6800XT is worse than the normal 6800XT. If that card had been a 256-bit one, it would have been OK and often able to match a 12-pipe 6800 vanilla because of it's higher clock speeds. But the slower clocked ones that are basically an 8 pipe 6800 vanilla, are outperformed by a 6600GT. But at 8 pipes and a 128-bit mem interface; it's a card to avoid even with decent ram clocks.
September 6, 2006 10:00:45 PM

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GEFORCE FX!

Who cares, same thing :o  .

WRONG

The AMD FX series was the fastest CPU you could buy for a couple years. The Geforce FX was never the fastest anything.
September 6, 2006 11:41:15 PM

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GEFORCE FX!

Who cares, same thing :o  .

WRONG

The AMD FX series was the fastest CPU you could buy for a couple years. The Geforce FX was never the fastest anything.

Geforce FX: The fastest exchange for something better.
September 7, 2006 1:46:27 AM

Its just me, I never liked the price/performance of the FX cpus. I was a hardcore 3500+ user. I thought that was all you needed (3200+ being just as good), all back in the day though.
a b U Graphics card
September 7, 2006 2:16:29 AM

yes the fx-57 is still the fastest single core cpu :D 
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