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which x800 card to go for?

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October 26, 2004 2:48:13 PM

hi there im a newbee to postin so plz have patience with me lol, right here is my dilemma i am deciding which x800 series card to go for, e.g. sapphire, ati, gecube, gigabyte etc etc.

my specs are as follows:
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP-A, 1833 MHz (5.5 x 333) 2500+ barton
mobo type gigabyte 7vt600-rz 400fsb
ddr 1 gig
hd 130 gig

i am hopin to get results on a card which i think is of a good price but cant find any benchmarks on the card here is the link to it

http://www.lowestonweb.com/Products/displayinfomain.asp...

also is there any actual diff in the makes of the cards and can i still use radeons own drivers on any of the x800s?

any suggestions i.e. which card to go for/which to avoid?
would be most helpfull thx for bearing with me, bila

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October 26, 2004 5:01:16 PM

get a <A HREF="http://www.guru3d.com/article/Videocards/141/1" target="_new">HIS ICEQ II</A> if u can find one. Considering it became popular in europe 1s than the US, u might find one. Paying that much for unknown brand isnt good. Cheaper versions <A HREF="http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?acti..." target="_new">here</A>. Also to let u know 6800GT has better price/perf ratio.

:tongue: <A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/priyajeet/fing.jpg" target="_new"><i><font color=red>Very funny, Scotty.</font color=red><font color=blue> Now beam down my clothes.</font color=blue></i></A> :tongue:
October 28, 2004 7:33:27 PM

thx for the advice m8 but i think im gona go with a gigabyte x800
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October 29, 2004 12:44:27 AM

No HIS is the best card for the money.
a b U Graphics card
October 29, 2004 12:58:35 AM

Going back to original question about drivers, check VERY closely with the card maker what features are supported/special to their drivers. Not sure about Gigabyte's V-tuner software, but I know Sapphire's APE software is the only way to get Overdrive-like features without some playing around and knowing what you're doing. While ATI drivers will more than likely work on any X800 card, you may lose some of the features which are very handy to your card. Of course sometimes you don't want those features cause they S-uh-K (like anyone wanting to truely overclock ASUS cards should drop the restrictive SmartDoctor software). You may also be able to keep some add-on control panel type stuff and simply download the display drivers and thus have the best of both worlds, your Board-partner's added features, and then the latest ATI drivers (usually 1-2 months before they trickle down to the board mfrs sites [depending on Mfr, some are far better than others]).


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a b U Graphics card
October 29, 2004 2:54:56 AM

That makes no sense.

If you want an X800Pro get and X800Pro, if you want a banana you don't buy grapes! :tongue:

Now while a GF6800GT may be a better choice more often, how do you know he isn't using it in the cases where the X800Pro is better?


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October 29, 2004 4:14:19 PM

Well you will get a boost with the x800 line or 6800 line but you will get a hell of a lot more when using the a64 platforms or high-end P4 rigs.

Could get the x800pro and maybe flash it to the x800xt later on.

<i><font color=red>Only an overclocker can make a computer into a convectional oven.</i></font color=red>
October 29, 2004 4:55:31 PM

"don't buy grapes..." advice :tongue:

:tongue: <A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/priyajeet/fing.jpg" target="_new"><i><font color=red>Very funny, Scotty.</font color=red><font color=blue> Now beam down my clothes.</font color=blue></i></A> :tongue:
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