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Bolt40
09-29-2005, 10:02 AM
I'm looking at buying a Radeon X800 or Nvidia 6800 GT , I know that there are some issues with the latters' newer drivers , but overall which do you guys use or like and which one has better FPS on perfect settings ?

Bolt40
09-29-2005, 10:02 AM
I'm looking at buying a Radeon X800 or Nvidia 6800 GT , I know that there are some issues with the latters' newer drivers , but overall which do you guys use or like and which one has better FPS on perfect settings ?

ytareh
09-29-2005, 10:33 AM
Wait for the new ones coming online 7800/"Fudo"(ATI) then the ones you name will be cheaper-or you may decide to splash out on the new ones.It cant be stated enough that these things depreciate like a rare oddball make luxury car and are "obsolete" in 3-6 months .Speaking as the proud owner of an X800XT PE which is now almost TWO models out of date I would still recommend one especially as they probably cost 60% of what I paid about 7 or 8 months ago!Highly rated cards I guess are 9800 Pro/6600Gt/6800Gt/X800XL/X800XT/6800 Ultra oh I presume you know the difference between AGP and PCl Express cards.If you dont find out immediately which you have /want cos theyre not intercompatible.Finally as a conclusion I once traded in(recieved) a " 64Mb Gigabyte Maya Radeon 9000" against a 9800pro I was selling.This card is basically worth NOTHING nowadays at least 7 or 8 model generations old.I can honestly say that the difference between the 9800pro and the ancient 9000 was not remotely proportional to their relative cost at the time.The 9000 was highly playable with slightly reduced settings.I dont know if this was an example of some brands models being better than others or what...Sure if youve got a few bob/bucks spare go for it but the really dear stuff isnt necessarily THAT much better ...

TgD Thunderbolt56
09-29-2005, 01:07 PM
If you're running an AGP mobo then probably the X850XT PE is considered to be a bit better than the 6800 Ultra. I have the 6800 Ultra and love it. With regards to the standard X800 or the 6800GT, I'd have to opt for the nvidia flavor.

My .02c


TB

hframpto
09-29-2005, 05:36 PM
I had a ATi X800 Pro and it worked great with the AMD 3400+ and 1G of ram. I updated to a AMD 4000+ and a GTX 7800. This also works good. The only problem is the missing textures in Perfect. I found I can play at 1600 x 1200 now and no jaggies what so ever and still get the same fps as I did with the X800 at 1024 x 768. I would go with the Nivida if you got the processor to benifit the GTX 7800. 50+ frames

Bolloxs0
09-29-2005, 07:21 PM
If you're looking at the 6800GT but would like to save a bit of money, then you might want to consider a straight 6800 card (the Leadtek A400 TDH is the spankiest), then you can download RivaTuner which allows you to soft-mod your card - you can unlock the extra 4 pixel pipelines and 1 vertex shader to make it into a 6800GT (http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/geforce_6800_unlocking/) - this is not 100% guaranteed as some of the 6800 cards give artifices in 3DMark05 after this process which means that they are not able to run "unlocked" without the possibility of instability. Because it is a softmod, you can reverse this process without damage to the card, but then you're stuck with a 6800.

_RAAF_Bolloxs

Papa_K
09-30-2005, 12:56 PM
Between the X800 and 6800GT: the 6800GT hands down.

(The missing textures that showed up with the 4.02 patch, when using nVidia drivers after version 71.89, effecting 6600/6800/7800-series cards, should be fixed in the near future - it's not a permanent problem.)

How much are X800XT's these days? That would probably be step up from the 6800GT, if the price is right.

Of all available video cards: 7800GTX (for now)

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JastaV
10-02-2005, 01:01 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by hframpto:
I had a ATi X800 Pro and it worked great with the AMD 3400+ and 1G of ram. I updated to a AMD 4000+ and a GTX 7800. This also works good. The only problem is the missing textures in Perfect. I found I can play at 1600 x 1200 now and no jaggies what so ever and still get the same fps as I did with the X800 at 1024 x 768. I would go with the Nivida if you got the processor to benifit the GTX 7800. 50+ frames </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

What's the driver version are you using ????

Corsair-D
10-02-2005, 02:47 PM
n-vid's 6200 is nice and cheap.