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    Talking Re: B4 Purchasing X800 I have ?s

    Quote Originally Posted by joedemagio
    I am wanting to purchase a Radeon X800 card, hopefully a X800 XT, if I can afford it. But I have a question about the card's AGP interface. My motherboard only supports AGP 4x I believe (I'm not 100% on that one, I have a Intel 845PE chipset board that I purchased last August). So since the X800 is a AGP 8x card, would it not work on my mobo if it only supports AGP 4x? Or would it adapt to AGP 4x?
    joe get a new motherboard. then you can use that card.
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    Default Re: B4 Purchasing X800 I have ?s

    4X AGP is fine. Theres literally no diff in 4x and 8x AGP.

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    Default Re: B4 Purchasing X800 I have ?s

    ahem, 1% is a diff.

    lol. u wont notice it tho

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    Default Re: B4 Purchasing X800 I have ?s

    Quote Originally Posted by dr_sharp
    Completely impractical in its power rerequirements, cost, and space requirements. Not sure which end you pulled that out of. The card is obviously not completely impractical or it wouldn't be on the market in the first place.

    Power requirements: I have a generic 350W psu and have had no problems what-so-ever with this card.
    I think what he meant is these 6800's use 100-110w depending on which variation. Compare that to say a 9700pro/9800pro which needs 55w or a ti4600 which only needs 35w.

    A cheapo low wattage psu can operate overloaded sometimes indefinately. But that is usually not the case. I will be the first to laugh when your psu takes out the rest of your hardware. I deal with lots of that type of thing in my shop. Just a few days ago someone brought a machine in to see if I could fix it and it was a total loss, nothing left except the floppy drive and the cardreader. Everything else had burn marks. Both 74gb raptors, 200gb wd, a7n8x-deluxe, xp3200(needs80w), fx5900u(needs 85w), sb audigy2, both 512mb sticks, and dvd burner all burnt by a generic 350w psu.

    What made it funny is he asked for advice(this is someone I know, and yes I laughed my ass off) a few months ago about what hardware to get and left out the psu(tt purepower 480w) thinking he could get away with the generic one that was still in the old case he wanted to use.
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    Default Re: B4 Purchasing X800 I have ?s

    I think joedemagio was referring to the Ultra, actually. That thing is overpriced (athlough the X800 XT is to, right now), takes too much space, and takes too much power. It is impractical in those areas. The regular 6800 doesn't have some of the problems of the Ultra.

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    Default Re: B4 Purchasing X800 I have ?s

    Yes, I meant the Ultra. There is no way I could have that thing due to the size of my case and mobo (I have a minitower, very little room) and power and cost requirements. So its impractical for me. And for most people. Especiallly compared to the top of the line ATI cards.
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    Default Re: B4 Purchasing X800 I have ?s

    To all: What is overpriced? Are NVidea and ATI so overconfidant that they belive they can charge what they want? Of course not, they are top of the line cards and you have to pay for them. Think of it this way: Won't you spend the same amount if you get a lesser card and have to upgrade sooner because of it?

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    Default Re: B4 Purchasing X800 I have ?s

    Most video cards can be overclocked, and like what was mentioned earlier in this thread, you can make a X800PRO an XT, saving you lots of $$$. Overpriced just means that the extra performance you might get from the card is not worth the extra price.
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    You cannot make the pro an XT. You CAN activate four pipelines which increases performance. The XT has a raid chip and is has a faster processor, so when you pay more for it, you are paying for those two features. So again, why are you complaining about overpricing? The only overpricer's I know of are called Gateway and Dell.
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    Default Re: B4 Purchasing X800 I have ?s

    I guess you've never heard of Hewlett-Packard or Alienware....

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