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September 20, 2004 7:51:50 AM

After reading maxium pc's high end card comparison and looking at comparisons of new games with the high end cards, Ive decided to go with 6800 GT. Watching it hold up and sometimes surpass the X800XT did it for me. Not to mention the single slot and single connector makes it that much more appealing over the ultra or third party enhanced x800xts.

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September 20, 2004 4:22:35 PM

The X800XT PE is a single slot card.
What BM does the 6800GT beat out the X800XT PE?
I thought the ultra version (not the GT version) beat the 800 in Doom3, but both have surplus frame rates.


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September 20, 2004 5:57:07 PM

From the reviews on this site and Anandtech the X800 XT PE beats the top of the range Nvidia card in DirectX which is what most games run on. Ok, if your a Doom person, sure buy the 6800.
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September 20, 2004 6:06:36 PM

Dont trust members....

You did a good buy, your card is the best bang for the buck right now.

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September 20, 2004 6:52:11 PM

Dude I get Maximum PC... but I sure as hell don't treat what they say as fact. It's a cool magazine and I like the rig of the month and some other things they do... but seriously, they are TOTALLY nvidia and Intel biased... they're probably paid off.

I'm not saying you made a bad choice... just based off bad info!

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September 20, 2004 7:04:44 PM

^^ Thats true, all paper magazine are biased...

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September 20, 2004 10:46:19 PM

I bought the issue a few months ago where they compared the 6800U and X800XT in "raw performance"- which means they didn't enable AA or AF- so it's almost guaranteed that nVidia will beat ATi. So my question is who the f*ck buys a $500 graphics card and turns off AA/AF??? That's some biased crap right there.

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September 21, 2004 12:33:03 AM

"Dude I get Maximum PC... but I sure as hell don't treat what they say as fact. It's a cool magazine and I like the rig of the month and some other things they do... but seriously, they are TOTALLY nvidia and Intel biased... they're probably paid off."


That isnt the only thing Ive based my decision off, and second its not bad information because you deem it so, everything you have said is subjective.


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September 21, 2004 12:41:39 AM

"bought the issue a few months ago where they compared the 6800U and X800XT in "raw performance"- which means they didn't enable AA or AF- so it's almost guaranteed that nVidia will beat ATi. So my question is who the f*ck buys a $500 graphics card and turns off AA/AF??? That's some biased crap right there."

(The following is verbatim)

Battle of the 500$ Videocard Titans!!! (Pg80, Sept Issue)

Geforce 6800 GT was tested in 1600x1200 except for farcry which was run at 1280x1024 and the standard 3dmark 2003 run which uses default settings. Hi quality 3dmark 2003 runs at 1600x1200 with 4xaa and 4x anistropic filtering turned on.

Im just gonna post some highlights cause I dont wanna copy the whole thing.
G-GT x800xt
3dmark 2003 Standard 11330 11678
3dMark 2003 Game 2 90.6 90.5
3dMark 2003 Game 4 60 72.2
Far Cry 1.1 65 65.70
3dMark 2003 High Qaul 3894 3876


Im not saying the x800xt is a worse card, Im pointing out that the geforce 6800 gt is a good buy for the money. (Even though its not a big deal right now I enjoy the added benefit of having pixel shader 3.0 under the belt also).

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September 21, 2004 12:43:44 AM

IT's not bad information because he says it is, it's bad information because this field/industry changes so fast. I subscribe to Maximum PC, and they do good investigations, but by the time they usually print somethng new drivers have come and gone, optimizations have been discovered and dropped, and games have been patched and benchies discounted/updated.

Nothing showed that better than the FX line, which they were still pimping the FX5950 right up until the end, and yet with the launch of the GF6800 they said everyone was wanting to forget the crummy FX series (except for them right up until this spring's top rig, right before GF6800 launch).

MaxPC tries it's hardest, but as a source of information I give it a 6, THG, [H], Digit-Life, 3Dcentre, X-bitLabs and TheTechReport all get the Kick-A$$ awards for up to date news and info. MaxPC's publishing cycle is too slow, and even their prview of the GF6800 (which leaked to the web) was a fluff piece set-up by nV, and the only thing of value was some basic specs and some mediocre photos.

They also have this tendancey, as has been said, of picking just a few benchies, which don't reflect the whole picture. That's why [H] et al are far better, because not only do they try and do it right the first time, but if there is something to add, they make sure that get's done quickly too, not 2 issues later when everyone's forgotten what the initial X800/GF6800 got in Quake 3 at 640x480. And posting individual 3Dmk03 game tests as if they were separate benchmarks is just silly.

Even their Website is lacking, CPU has a far more serious website.

The DOG section and Ask the Doctor are both great, but they aren't timely so they can be done right.


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<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by TheGreatGrapeApe on 09/20/04 06:48 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
September 22, 2004 12:34:21 PM

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September 22, 2004 2:40:36 PM

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