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Grunty313
11-04-2004, 03:38 AM
Hi ive been looking at both of these cards on the net and both are in my price range of 145 but what i need to know is what is best and what are the differences i know that both of them surpass the card that i currently have anyway but seen as i have no idea of their performance etc im asking the viewers of this thread to enlighten me so overall which is best and which should i buy. thnx

sr4470
11-04-2004, 03:53 AM
The Radeon 9800 Pro is easily the better of the two. No question. Just read a review, there are plenty out there.

Edit: If you can fork out 40 more for a geforce 6800 it would greatly improve your gaming experience.

Yawgm0th
11-04-2004, 04:28 AM
Agreed, on both accounts. A regular 6800 is amazing if you can afford it, but a 9800 Pro is definitely your choice if you can't.

Grunty313
11-04-2004, 05:22 AM
What about the 6800LE is that a better card than the 9800 and the fx5900

Yawgm0th
11-04-2004, 06:33 AM
It should be, but it should also be a lot more expensive. If memory serves, the 6800LE is a regular 6800 with only 8 pixel pipelines. You can look up some test if you want, but I can tell you right now it's probably not worth the money it costs, or at least it wouldn't be in the U.S. It's somewhere around $250 while a 9800 Pro is $200 and a regular 6800 is around $270, and prices are likely similar for you.

sr4470
11-04-2004, 08:29 AM
Nah, the 6800LE is actually priced at 133, same as a 9800 Pro (www.order247.co.uk (http://www.order247.co.uk)).

Edit: It appears the 6800LE is clocked down to 300\700, ive seen 1 or 2 models with 320mhz core speed but those were in OEM PCs and not retail cards.

wayout44
11-04-2004, 12:57 PM
Don't get the LE version.

sr4470
11-04-2004, 11:41 PM
Thing is, does he wana fork out 183 for the standard 6800?

Edit: Theres always the rivatuner softmod...

Grunty313
11-05-2004, 12:16 AM
So to sum it all up what would you guys buy if u were me,the ati 9800,the nvidia fx5900 or the nvidia 6800 LE.

sr4470
11-05-2004, 01:23 AM
9800 Pro or 6800LE. Depends what games you play, and what settings you use, because the 9800 Pro is better in some games and 6800LE is better in others.
Look at this review: http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/gffx/nv43-p05.html (http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/gffx/nv43-p01.html) (ignore the 6600 for now, because its not an AGP card yet) and you'll see what i mean. For me, the 6800's shadermodel 3.0 support decides it, but that may not be important to you.