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January 9, 2005 4:34:26 PM

Hi me have the following question Me making home computer and wonder what grafic card is best for All around games (must include tv-out) would be really glad for help whit a list off graphic card in
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and whats best in the right order :) 

thx for ur help

PS me really like this page

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January 9, 2005 7:15:29 PM

Some may disagree but from the benchmarks I've seen here is a short list.

1. nVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra
2. ATI X800Xt
3. nVidia GeForce 6800GT
4. ATI X800 Pro

Is 4 enough?

Probably the valkue and performance for your money though is the GF 6800GT (BFG and Gigabyte are decent brands) though because you OC it to better than Ultra speeds for quite a bit less money. Also bear in mind that ATI left some functions out of their card because of a heat problem whereas nVidia is right on track except for the HW rendering debacle. All 4 of those are nice cards though... ;) 

<font color=green>AMD 64 3700+
ASUS K8N-E Deluxe
CORSAIR XMS (1gb) PC-3200
Gigabyte GF 6800gt 256mb
Audigy 2 ZS
2_36.7gb Raptors/Raid 0
Tt 480 watt PSU</font color=green>
January 9, 2005 7:52:48 PM

kind of agree but:
1. ATI X800XT PE too expensive for what it is
2. nVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra too expensive to.
3. ATI X800Xt price has dropped to 6800GT prices excelent bang for buck A very good card.
4. nVidia GeForce 6800GT decent card but prices have not dropped not best bang for buck anymore.
5. ATI X800 Pro, not as good as the above cards same standards as a ordinary 6800, even a OC 6800 could achive the same performance as this.

ATI have 2 new cards coming so i would wait for these new cards to be tested/benchmarked but if not look above at the list BGF is the Best maker for nvidia.
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January 9, 2005 9:10:09 PM

But if you flash that X800 Pro to a X800XT PE then 5 becomes number 1

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January 9, 2005 9:44:40 PM

Same as if you flash the 6800 gt to 6800 ultrs bios. same result but 6800 ultra is still 2 steps ahead of the x800 xt, making the 6800 GT still a better bargain given that you can OC it to 425/1150 with stock cooling.

<font color=green>AMD 64 3700+
ASUS K8N-E Deluxe
CORSAIR XMS (1gb) PC-3200
Gigabyte GF 6800gt 256mb
Audigy 2 ZS
2_36.7gb Raptors/Raid 0
Tt 480 watt PSU</font color=green>
January 9, 2005 10:09:43 PM

True but even the 6800 gt cant compare with a X800XT considering in the UK these 2 cards are now similier in price.

So i would put the x800XT better bang for buck plus the X800XT could OC and become as fast as a Ultra or even faster like my X800XT card is, its clocked at PE clocks with Water cooling it can go higher with my cooling but we will not go there today.
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January 9, 2005 11:33:27 PM

Yup opinions will vary between X800XTpe and 6800U for top dog. And benchies even go back and forth based on what time-demo used, what driver version, etc. Personally from all i can gather, I think the X800XTpe still has bragging rights in AGP based on it pulling ahead at very high res with AA/AF (most stressful video card/ least cpu limited tests) And considering D3 is not my thing, I even like the X800XT as >= GF6800U.
My Opinions:

AGP:
1) X800XTpe
2) X800XT
3) GF6800U
4) GF6800GT
5) X800pro

PCI-e
1) X850XTpe
2) X800XTpe
3) X850XT
4) X800XT
5) GF6800U

I really consider plain X800XT and GF6800U a tie, but I'd buy the XT if I had to purchase one. HIS X800XTpe would be my top AGP choice overall; hands down. PCI-e, just go to <A HREF="http://graphics.tomshardware.com/graphic/20041222/vga_c..." target="_new">Toms own VGA charts V</A>, and besides D3 and COD, my order above is basically it fo all other tests. 5/7 is a win in my book, espeically when anything can play COD, and I yawn at Doom 3.


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<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Pauldh on 01/09/05 08:40 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
January 10, 2005 1:50:28 AM

If you pay close attention to those Benchmarks you will notice that the ATI cards tend to do really well on lower resolution settings. scroll down the page a ways to final test for each platform, to the 1600X1200 resolution and then you see the nVidia cards are ahead of the ATI cards. In many catagories they show the vNidia cards ahead in all the catagories. If you were to go by benchies alone then the clear choice would be the nVidia based cards....

<font color=green>AMD 64 3700+
ASUS K8N-E Deluxe
CORSAIR XMS (1gb) PC-3200
Gigabyte GF 6800gt 256mb
Audigy 2 ZS
2_36.7gb Raptors/Raid 0
Tt 480 watt PSU</font color=green>
January 10, 2005 2:01:58 AM

Pauldh, is it fair to include cards that are not available? :p 
a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2005 4:08:38 AM

Where do you see that? I usually start at the highest res and then go down. Seems at 1600X1200 with AA/AF is where the XTpe pulls away.

yeah just double checked. The Radeons are doing far better than one GF6800U. True, SLI spanks them all at those settings but look at the single cards, not the green lines. It's only with two 6800U's do you see the 6800U beat out the top few radeons Otherwise in 5 out of 7 tests, just not D3 and COD, the single 6800U loses to more than one radeon.


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<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Pauldh on 01/10/05 01:19 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2005 4:12:02 AM

OK, so you are saying pull the GF6800U out of the PCI-e list? :wink:


You can buy any of those AGP cards if you care to spend well over $500, not yet all the PCI-e ones. I have had my eye on HIS ICEQ X800XT and X800XTpe's in stock at one online place. $570 & $585 though. But available none-the-less.


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a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2005 8:20:21 AM

Also, I don't think they officially make an X800XTPE in PCIe format nor X800XTnon-PE in AGP as BBA boards.
I know HIS' list has them all, heck they'd even have a XT_PE-N-ULTIMATE if they dared [or maybe that's the industry name for the IceQ :lol:  ]).


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