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Boudewijn19991
11-18-2005, 05:04 AM
does anyone know if a x800GT for 145,90 euros is a good buy

macker33
11-18-2005, 10:46 AM
Sounds pretty good,128mb or 256mb?agp or pci?
The new catalyst drivers are pretty good too.

Boudewijn19991
11-18-2005, 01:00 PM
pci express 128MB

Celeon999
11-18-2005, 02:42 PM
Thats ok http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

But 256 MB texture memory give a good performance boost if you want to use 32 bit textures in your games http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

JU88
11-18-2005, 04:20 PM
Its better to have a fast 128mb card than a slow 256mb one, many people are fooled in to the belief that a 256Mb card is always better, but they are suckers.
It can be even more confusing that this though...
for instance, the Geforce 6600 GT with 128mb beats the living daylights out of the vanilla 6800 with 256mb in terms of performace, but looks less impressive in terms of numbers.

A bit like the lame Geforce fx5600 with 256mb I used to have a year ago... Its about as useful as a bus with the engine of a small hatchback car, (or a IXD2 with a Type IID engine http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif)
Plenty of room but just not enough power to drive it forward http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

ATI have just released a card with 512mb of Graphics memory, LOL - by the time a game is out that actually makes good use of that memory, the card will be obsolete.

In short: To hell with GFX memory, 128/256/512 its not a big deal right now - GPU is what really delivers performance.

Boudewijn19991
11-19-2005, 01:14 PM
so is the x800GT 128 pci express a good buy for 145 euros or not

macker33
11-21-2005, 09:55 AM
I think it sounds good anyway.