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    Default B4 Purchasing X800 I have ?s

    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?
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    Default Re: B4 Purchasing X800 I have ?s

    It will work fine under AGP 4x. You probably won't even see any performance loss (you'll almost surely be CPU-limited, anyway).

    I would suggest you either get a Pro or wait for prices to drop as the XT is currently going for almost $200 US more than the Pro.

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    Default Re: B4 Purchasing X800 I have ?s

    If you get the Pro there is a strong chance (about 75%) that you can make your Pro an XT (enabling the 16 pipelines, instead of the just 12).

    Here's the link:
    http://www.pcunleash.com/bbs/zboard....&desc=asc&no=7

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    Default Re: B4 Purchasing X800 I have ?s

    Just wondering also: would the extra 128mb of memory that the XT has really benefit me, or would it be useless until games utilize that much memory? Basically is the extra memory worth going for the XT?
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    Default Re: B4 Purchasing X800 I have ?s

    Personally i would go with the Pro, or wait until DirectX9.0c comes out, and then what ATi dishes out to have PixelShader 3.0 full capabilities. So far the X800 only has some of the capabilities, but not all of them. Nvidia seems like they're card is going strong too so if you want PS3.0 get the nVidia card (unless you want to wait).
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    Default Re: B4 Purchasing X800 I have ?s

    Just realized that there is a X800PRO 256mb. So if you can mod the PRO into and XT, the only difference betweeen the two is that the XT has better memory (1.6ns) and that the XT costs $250 more. I think I'll go for the PRO. Also---I wont be getting this for a while (not until about January) hopefully DirectX 9.0c will be out and ATI will have upgraded the X800PRO to support Pixel Shader 3.0. And then I will play everything on max settings!!!
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    Default Re: B4 Purchasing X800 I have ?s

    They might make a new card, but I doubt they would incorporate PS3 3.0 into an existing card. If you really want PS 3.0, just get the 6800.

    Luck, I think your link is messed up. It's about Athlon XP 2500 vs. P4 2.4. I found it at the bottom, though:
    http://www.pcunleash.com/bbs/zboard....desc=asc&no=26
    Very interesting, although I personally wouldn't bother since it's already an incredibly powerful card.

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    Default Re: B4 Purchasing X800 I have ?s

    With ATi you'll have to wait for a new chipset before PS 3.0 will be available and also remember to save the old BIOS if doing the Pro to XT conversion as not all cards will be happy with it.

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    Default Re: B4 Purchasing X800 I have ?s

    One last question. Is it really worth it to have P.S. 3.0? The 6800 is completely impractical in its power requirements, cost, and space requirements. And the performance of the ATI cards exceeds it. So, I will go with the Radeon X800PRO 256mb unless a better ATI card with P.S. 3.0 that I can afford comes out by the time I am buying.
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    Default Re: B4 Purchasing X800 I have ?s

    Quote Originally Posted by joedemagio
    One last question. Is it really worth it to have P.S. 3.0? The 6800 is completely impractical in its power requirements, cost, and space requirements.
    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. Just because it takes more power than any of its predecessors doesn't mean it is impractical. Anybody buying this card is obviously an enthusiest and should already have more than adequate power to add this card to their system.

    Cost: WTF? $290 on newegg right now. That is cheaper than a 9800xt and will outperform it in a heartbeat. Over $100 less than the cheapest x800. I am very confused as to why you would call this card completely impractical in its cost.

    Space requirements: This is a large card to say the least but if you are going to complain about its size you should probly stick w/ onboard graphics because last time I checked all video cards are getting quite large.

    This card is meant for the future. As of right now, the x800 will certainly outperform it... all it is, is a beefed up 9800 pro (which is one hell of a card). Once newer games begin to implement these features (PS3, etc.) the 6800 will shine.
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