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x1950xt 512MB vs 8800gts 320MB

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April 11, 2007 1:12:28 AM

Hey yall I'm not an expert when it comes to comps but I was wondering which graphics card i should get although it may look like a no brainer to some of yall . . I was trying to choose between the sapphire x1950xt 520MB (625/1800mhz) or a geforce 8800gts 320MB (500/1600mhz) . . the system I'm gonna get is either the athlon X2 4600+ or 4800+, along with a moderate gigabyte m55sli-s4 mobo and 2 gig 667 ram . . . any suggestions would help. Thanks.

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a b U Graphics card
April 11, 2007 1:26:55 AM

if they are close to the same price i would go for the 8800.

you will get dx10 support(when it does comeout) :?

the 8800 will beat the x1950 for the most part anyway.

i would go for the x1950 if it were like 100$ cheaper
or something like that though.
April 11, 2007 1:40:32 AM

yea the x1950 is $250 on newegg . . . n the cheapest 8800gts is $270 . . not much of a difference i guess in terms of price
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a b U Graphics card
April 11, 2007 1:42:31 AM

if you can afford it, go for the 88 card.
April 11, 2007 2:21:58 AM

The GeForce 8800 is a better card, but both are very nice.

I paid $250 for the 256MB X1950XT (back in January) and I'm proud to own such a nice video card. The amount of RAM doesn't hold me back at 1280x1024, and I don't see a reason to go higher.

If you got the money though, go for the GeForce 8800. If I could have could have seen it comming I would have bought it, but it wasn't out yet.
April 11, 2007 11:00:36 PM

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yea the x1950 is $250 on newegg . . . n the cheapest 8800gts is $270 . . not much of a difference i guess in terms of price

Go for the 8800 then.
a b U Graphics card
April 11, 2007 11:06:49 PM

Actually best GF8800GTS deal is $260, go for this one;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PS the X1950XT-512 is $230 at NewEgg, but still not worth it.

The X1950XT-512 isn't worth the price. The better values are further down the scale under $200 like the X1950XT-256 for $180, and then in that $250 region the GTS-320 is undisputed champ, especially with such a nice eVGA option.
April 12, 2007 12:34:10 AM

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Actually best GF8800GTS deal is $260, go for this one;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PS the X1950XT-512 is $230 at NewEgg, but still not worth it.

The X1950XT-512 isn't worth the price. The better values are further down the scale under $200 like the X1950XT-256 for $180, and then in that $250 region the GTS-320 is undisputed champ, especially with such a nice eVGA option.


Damn, Ape, you say it like the X1950XT is completely disappointing
a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2007 12:40:54 AM

Quote:
Actually best GF8800GTS deal is $260, go for this one;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PS the X1950XT-512 is $230 at NewEgg, but still not worth it.

The X1950XT-512 isn't worth the price. The better values are further down the scale under $200 like the X1950XT-256 for $180, and then in that $250 region the GTS-320 is undisputed champ, especially with such a nice eVGA option.


Damn, Ape, you say it like the X1950XT is completely disappointing

As i said before the x1950 is dissapoiting if it is close to the same price as the 8800.
If it were something like 100$ cheaper then yes it would be a good deal.

Even 50$ cheaper.
April 12, 2007 12:48:27 AM

it is $100 cheaper for the 256MB version
a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2007 1:15:37 AM

Actually it's $80 difference and the 256 not the original 512 he was talking about, so the GTS-320 is the best in it's price range, the X1950XT for $180 is a worthwhile consideration for current gaming and good value for money, which is why I mention it, but the 512MB version isn't worth it.

IMO under $200 ATi owns most regions, above $250 nVidia owns with the GF8800 series, and the $200-250 region is a noman's land not worth considering unless the GTS gets cheaper.

Personally if I were building now, I'd pay the extra $80 for the GTS-320, and since that's the price range he's looking for, it makes sense, buy the best you can for the games you play.
April 12, 2007 1:16:22 AM

The 8800GTS will win over the X1950XT in most benchmark-games but the ones that needs more then 320GB of memory. If you add to this that the GeF8800GTS support DirectX10, that makes it a no brainer for the 8800GTS, unless you can't stand NVidia. In that case, wait for the new Dx10 VPU from AMDTI that are due at the end of the month.

Whatever's your choice, the X1950XT isn't worth it until the price goes way down.
April 12, 2007 1:52:31 AM

umm, y dont u get the X1950XTX? sell what every video card u've got now and get the X1950XTX IMO.
April 12, 2007 5:26:33 AM

well ive been on the ati side as long as i can remember and i admit it hurts to go on the other side . . but i think the 88 is a better card for the money . . 1950xtx is a bit too much for me and since i have a widescreen 1440x900 max resolution lcd i dont really need the 512mb of memory . . . and hopefully dX10 shouldn't prove to be a disappointment wen its ready . . looks like newegg raised its prices a tad bit da cheapest 88 is now 280 lol . . but i'll see how that goes cuz zipzoomfly has one for 270 flat no tax or shipping
April 12, 2007 6:20:16 AM

Duh... id prob still go for the 8800 even if it has 128Mb
DX10 is WAY more important than ramz for that kinda $$
April 12, 2007 6:38:12 AM

The 8800 sounds like a monster(powering also),make sure you have at least 28amps on the 12v rail as a min. although the price of both cards are comeing to the bottom of the barrel 8O (price wise) at the end of this month.If you can do like I am,jus 2 more weeks and mega saveings will be your reward :D  :D  .
April 12, 2007 11:29:22 AM

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Duh... id prob still go for the 8800 even if it has 128Mb
DX10 is WAY more important than ramz for that kinda $$


and what games do you play that use DX10? :lol:  :lol: 
a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2007 12:17:53 PM

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Duh... id prob still go for the 8800 even if it has 128Mb
DX10 is WAY more important than ramz for that kinda $$


and what games do you play that use DX10? :lol:  :lol: 

You're right, no dx 10 games so why bother?

Oh wait, he might be using this card for more than a few months, maybe even a couple of years.

Get the 8800, duh!
April 12, 2007 12:30:31 PM

I just thought it was funny that MrMez put DX10 as the all important reason for buying an 8800. By the time we get DX10, and games that use it, there will be more (and probably better) video card options. DX10 is not important right now, nor is it an impotant factor in buying an 8800.

If I were in the market for a video card though, I'd wait a couple weeks for the (apparent) price drops.
April 12, 2007 1:23:17 PM

If the x1950xt was much cheaper I would say that, but the 320mb GTS is still a powerhouse at relatively high resolutions (more cost effective than the 640mb imo unless you have a real nice monitor for even greater res) and not much more.
It's also DX10 ready so if I had close to $300, and the need for a new card, it would be the clear choice.
April 12, 2007 2:14:21 PM

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umm, y dont u get the X1950XTX? sell what every video card u've got now and get the X1950XTX IMO.
The X1950XTX is NOT a good deal; should I sell my 8800GTX to get an X1950XTX? :lol: 
April 12, 2007 3:20:15 PM

The xtx is a great card, but for the price of the GTS 320mb, and it's relative performance the GTS 320, let alone the higher varieties are better.
If you can get a substantial deal on the xtx, that's one thing.
If you're in it for the FPS more than the money, the choice is obvious.
April 12, 2007 10:15:23 PM

It depends on the resolution you want to play at, or have to if you have a native resolution. For lower resolutions GTS, at high resolution with alot of eye candy, XTX.
a b U Graphics card
April 13, 2007 12:14:07 AM

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It depends on the resolution you want to play at, or have to if you have a native resolution. For lower resolutions GTS, at high resolution with alot of eye candy, XTX.


Dont you mean the other way around.
April 13, 2007 12:18:34 AM

Not if we are talking about the 320mb version. But i'm refering to high resolution with greater than 4x AA where the 8800gts 320 starts to suffer. But then who really needs greater than 4x AA with that high of resolution. I guess it comes down to what you prefer really.
April 13, 2007 1:16:27 AM

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Duh... id prob still go for the 8800 even if it has 128Mb
DX10 is WAY more important than ramz for that kinda $$


and what games do you play that use DX10? :lol:  :lol: 

Yah yah yah... im just being sarcastic, its my MO lately :oops: 

Get DX10 JUST for the 'wank factor'. Cos thats all u can do, wank off to it :p 
DX10... tits on a bull atm. HOWEVER... an 8800gts 320Mb will STILL out run every other single card (xept the 640Mb and gtx of course), and many sli/cf combos 90% of the time.

If u NEED the fps now an 8800 is your only choice. However, if u can, id say wait a little bit for ati cards, round 2 of NV, and of course a few dx10 games.

Thats why i chose the 1950XT. Good enuf to last awhile. Cheap enuf so i dont cry when i give it away in 12-18 months.
April 13, 2007 5:00:57 AM

Could'nt agree more...I'm the right now kinda guy as in real world games I'm playing right now,and I want all the eye candy and goodies for the games I'm playing not those that are have yet to be created.So ya,I've looked at the broad perspective of it and the only reason Im waitin is to see what cards are going to fit my budget,maybe eye candy too :twisted: .The 8800's are lookin sweet but so are the xtx's,1900 series anyway :wink: .
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