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    Default What Video Card

    Hi been a while since i posted here i am after some advice again, what video card to go for, current specs 3500 skt 939, 5900 lx flashed to 5950 ultra 1 gig of 3200 kingston ram, platinum neo mobo 19" LCD 1280 x 1024, want new graphic card toying between a standard 6800 or the gt about 100 difference in price between with the resolutio only going up to 1280 x 1024 on lcd is it worth just sticking with the standard 6800 or should i just go for the gt cant see myself getting a new monitor in next few years so would a 6800 standard suffice ? Thanks
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    Looks like you've got a very modern system, so since you don't seem to have an issue with the price, I'd say the 6800GT will allow you to keep your current system for a while longer. Depending on how long you plan to keep your system and if you play with AA/AF, choose accordingly. Definately go with the GT if you like AA/AF, otherwise, the NU is fine. Also consider that many GTs are easily overclockable to Ultra speeds, maybe even further, if you choose that route.

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    I'd get the GT. Even though you can't up the resolution, there's still a such thing as anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering, which can bring even a 6800GT to its knees at the highest levels.

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    And if your money toght, try the 6600GT. They basically nearly have the same performance of the ATi X800Pro but the X800 wins by pipelines of course.

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    The X800 also beats it in memory interface, but it's irrelevant. An X800 Pro costs about twice as much as a 6600GT and outperforms it in almost any game (probably not Doom 3, but I can't remember). They don't perform similarly at all, but I wouldn't get an X800 Pro, ever.

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    just to end this thread bought a 6800gt sparkle platinum pretty pleased with it.
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    1024 Crucial Ballistic
    74gig Raptor Drive
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    160gig Sata x 2

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    Is your other video card for sale. I am looking for a used midrange video card for around $50 shipped.

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    Sorry mate has been moved to other system, have a nice Geforce Mx420 for sale though LOL
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    Asus Sli deluxe
    Gainward 7800GTX 490 & 1350
    1024 Crucial Ballistic
    74gig Raptor Drive
    200gig dumping Ground
    160gig Sata x 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yawgm0th
    They don't perform similarly at all, but I wouldn't get an X800 Pro, ever.
    I've always preferred Radeon over nVidia products but it seems a lot of the hardcore gamers prefer nVidia. I've been debating between an X850 XT or 6800 GT for my new dream machine. From the bench tests I've seen, it seems the X850 XT is the winner, but I don't have that much experience with nVidia. Should I give the 6800 a chance?

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    The X850XT is the fastest graphics card on the market right now, but now that nVidia has SLI, dual 6800Ultras (or GTs) will blow it away. You have to take price into the equation...
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