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TonyPiech
12-07-2004, 08:43 PM
Does anyone know if it's available at a retail outlet? Any specs on what it can do, and any knowledge about a comparison with the latest nVidia product(s)?

TonyPiech
12-07-2004, 08:43 PM
Does anyone know if it's available at a retail outlet? Any specs on what it can do, and any knowledge about a comparison with the latest nVidia product(s)?

lbhskier37
12-07-2004, 09:33 PM
I'd give it a few more weeks to come out. The X850XT looks to be between the X800XT and X800PE, and the X850XT PE seems to beat the X800XT PE by a tiny bit. The problem is the X850 series of cards is only PCIe.

james_ander
12-08-2004, 04:58 AM
Any chance this card will have an AGP version?

Hunter82
12-08-2004, 05:47 AM
PCI Express only from what ATI say

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by james_ander:
Any chance this card will have an AGP version? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

TonyPiech
12-08-2004, 08:30 AM
I'm not much of a computer-geek. What's the difference between AGP and PCIe; I'm assuming PCIe is more advanced. Will my system listed below run a PCIe graphic card?

Dell XPS 3.0 Ghz
2 Mb RAM
WinXP-Pro Sp2
20" TFT LCD currently with ATi 9800XT

lbhskier37
12-08-2004, 09:51 AM
PCIe is a new slot that is meant to replace AGP. Right now it gives no real performance increases because todays cards don't need the extra bandwidth it provides. The only real advantage right now of getting a computer with PCIe is that the industry is pushing very aggresively towards it and in a years time it will be the only option for a descent upgrade.

TonyPiech your computer won't have a PCIe slot, if you are looking for a high end card for your box, I would suggest a Geforce 6800GT, especially if this or Doom3 is your main game. If you play a lot of other games, the X800XT would be good to look at also.

About the X850XT I heard ATI is working on a PCIe to AGP bridge chip (Nvidia smartly did this about a year ago and thats why we have AGP 6600GTs) that would enable them to make AGP versions of the X850 series by spring of '05. Whether they actually will make AGP versions isn't known.