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6800GT PCIe or the X850XT?

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February 21, 2005 6:26:45 PM

I have a preorder for the x800xl right now from ATI, but I just called today and they said that the ship date is being pushed out again from this week to the middle of next month. I'm beginning to really hate their customer serice. As an alternative I was thinking about getting the 6800GT PCIe for $420 or for about $50more I can get the x850xt. For the extra money is the x850xt really even worth it? Is the performance worth the extra $50 than the 6800gt? I will be using the card for playing games on 1280x1024 with 4aa/8af.

My rig:
A64 3000
DFI NF4 Ultra-D
1GB Patriot pc3200LLK
Xaser III with Aspire 520w PSU
Lite-On SOHW 832S

I'm not to worried about trying to mod my board into an SLI b/c I don't have the SLI bridge and can't find anywhere to buy it.

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February 21, 2005 6:37:02 PM

why do people ask so many silly questions.

i just ed9ited it all out, iwas harsh but really have you read any other threads lately in the forums, erm no springs to mind.

i am so holding back.

dam u

stupid question.

stupid stupid question.


<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by rx8 on 02/21/05 03:41 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
February 21, 2005 7:15:04 PM

IMHO, the $50 is definately worth the difference between the 6800GT and X850XT.

Having said that, I don't think either card will have a problem in any current game at 1280x1024 with 4aa/8af.

But if if you can afford the $50, go for it.

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February 21, 2005 9:46:16 PM

Either card will do fine for you but if you can spare the cash get the X850XT.
a b U Graphics card
February 21, 2005 10:07:33 PM

Cleeve, the <A HREF="http://" target="_new">GF6800GT will struggle in some games at 1280x1024 with 4X/8X</A>. Farcry, and NFSU2, and possibly MOHPA(need to test this) will not be smooth/playable at those settings.


With the GF6800U, NFSU2 was nice and playable at 1280x1024 2X/8X and max details. Actually, max AA&AF was playable, but sat in the 29-33 fps range most of the time. So fraps made me lower AA to get those numbers up a bit. Farcry, I am playing at 1280x1024 highest, with 0X/8X, and it plays well except for an occasional hitch like [H] saw withthe 6800GT they tested. I'll try 4X/8X in farcry for the fun of it tonight. EDIT: 1280x1024 max 4X/8X is very playable, though it does chug in a few places. I found 2X/8X to be better on certain demanding levels.


If the goal is 4X/8X max detail at 1280x1024, he should go with the X850XT. It's definately more powerful than the 6800GT.




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<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Pauldh on 02/26/05 11:29 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
February 21, 2005 11:41:17 PM

why the rant and raving, well this guy does not need the advice,he is just indu;ging us with the $50 mark up.

how do i know the high spec patriot ram for starters its the best 3200 ddr1 ram in the world mate, its the highest fastest oc 3200 speed modules on the market. this guy has been looking at reviews from day 1 he knows that the x850xt pe for $50 more than a 6800gt is a bargain.

secondly who the hell is selling a x850 xt when there not available. for the next few months.
yes show me where u can buy one from.
ATI Cancels “Built by ATI” RADEON X850 Orders in Favour of Partners.
ATI Allocates RADEON X850 Graphics Cards for AIB Partners, Rejects Orders

thirdly this guy has an amazing dfi nf4 ultra board this guy knows hes sh1t. he doesent need advice.

fourthly why dident you spot this da.
a b U Graphics card
February 22, 2005 12:30:13 AM

I guess I am less skeptical of people than you are. Isn't it easier to just answer his question?

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secondly who the hell is selling a x850 xt when there not available. for the next few months.
yes show me where u can buy one from.


Why can't you find a X850XT pci-e card? Am I missing something? He didn't say AGP did he?

Go to <A HREF="http://www.pricewatch.com" target="_new">http://www.pricewatch.com&lt;/A> and they are all over the place. I'd have 6 sites (5 of which I have placed order from in the past) to choose from, who currently have it for under list price including shipping. Doesn't seem hard to believe he might just be ordering one of those. Where are you from? Are these cards unavailable there?

Here is one for <A HREF="http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Sc..." target="_new">$475 free shipping</A>.



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<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Pauldh on 02/21/05 09:36 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
a b U Graphics card
February 22, 2005 1:31:53 AM

Makes sense that those components were recommended by someone such as yourself. I was tempted to buy that patriot from ZZF myself after hearing you drool on about it.

Anyway, It is understandable to me that someone plunking down over $400 on a video card might want a second opinion. I can't see screaming at someone for that.



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February 22, 2005 2:41:27 AM

Thanks for all the help guys. I went ahead and ordered the Sapphire x850xt(OEM) from monarchcomputers. They had it for $475 shipped. And incase you guys are wondering, I pretty much built my system from the suggestions from a lot of people here at Toms. Can't wait to get this card and start gaming again. Thanks again for the help guys.
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February 22, 2005 4:44:25 AM

LOL!! That's funny. There is a lot of great advice in this forum, but giving it takes a tolll sometimes. Maybe rx is just tired of answering questions like that. It is kinda weak after all, I figured out that x850xt was a better card before i joined the forums here by reading the THG reviews, but I guess sometimes hearing it from someone has a certain value. Over all it's great here, this place is like a nice warm security blanket for people with concerns about there purchasing decisions :smile:

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February 22, 2005 10:48:11 AM

i am so sorry guys another bad day at pcworld, as a computer docter seriuosly this jobs gona make me mental.
February 22, 2005 1:26:25 PM

The top card for PCIe is X850XT. Of the two you are looking at. X850XTPE is top dog.
February 22, 2005 3:17:58 PM

Don't worry son. We feel your pain. Here, let me comfort you.....

:eek:  I don't only break your heart, I also break your pelvis :eek: 
February 22, 2005 3:45:15 PM

Don't let him comfort you, RX8!

comfort = violate.

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February 22, 2005 4:14:12 PM

LOL!! :lol:  It's all good rx8, I can empathise somewhat. Though I am not in your job, I am sure it's different dealing with this crap 40hrs+ each week. :smile:

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February 22, 2005 4:52:30 PM

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February 22, 2005 5:00:02 PM

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February 22, 2005 8:19:53 PM

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February 23, 2005 11:59:19 PM

just to let you guys know. I did order the card and they said it was going to be 5-7day shipping, but when I got the tracking number, it looks like they messed up and gave me 2day shipping at no extra charge. I will have the card tomorrow, hopefully right after I get back from fishing. If anyone wants to see real world benchmarks, just let me know. I have 3dmark03 and 05.
February 24, 2005 8:27:03 AM

thx guys for understanding. i have the next 4 days off for my cuz`s wedding.
February 24, 2005 8:27:45 AM

rob plz do sum benchmarks for us when it arrives.
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February 24, 2005 10:23:19 AM

Sweet, go get laid man, you'll feel better :evil: 

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February 24, 2005 10:27:20 AM

i did this morning. it was good.
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