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    Default ATI Cards

    Whats the difference between these 2 cards?

    Sapphire Radeon X1600PRO 512MB DDR2 TV-Out DVI-I (Lite Box) $166.00
    Sapphire Radeon X1600XT 256MB DDR2 TV-Out DVI-I (Lite Box) $185.00

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    Which GTO'S...Whats the difference with these cards?

    Sapphire X800GTO 256M GDDR3 TV-Out DVI (Lite Retail) $164.00
    Sapphire X800GTO Ultimate 256MB GDDR3 TVO DVI Full (Retail) $201.00
    Sapphire X800GTO2 256MB GDDR3 Dual-DVI VIVO (Lite Box) $207.00

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    Default Re: ATI Cards

    I'm just trying to decide which pci-e card to get. Cpu is gonna be a Athlon 64 3700+. So i dont think any of those cards will bottleneck.

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    Default Re: ATI Cards

    Why are you getting an ATI card when the Nvidia 6800GS will easily outperform all of those cards for less money?
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    Default Re: ATI Cards

    Alot of ppl are saying that the 6800gs is cheaper..Its not, but any means...Around my area(Toronto) its about $100-$140 more for those cards. Saw one eVGA 6800GS for $274. Why are these cards so damn exspensive??
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    Yeah ATI cards are a little cheaper in Canada, because ATI is Canadian. And they dont have to ship them over the boarder, which costs money. Howerver, I could never find myself buying an ATI card, not the current generations anyway.

    One of the cheapest 6800GS cards I could find was just under $240 CAD. I would still go for the 6800GS.
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    Default Re: ATI Cards

    the x1600s are not good at gaming, and the standard gtos are not worth it. the gto2will unlock, which makes it better than the others, and as casecutter said, the gs is easily the eaqual of an unlocked gto2 if not better.

    the ultimate is a sandard card with a massive passive heatsink.
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    Default Re: ATI Cards

    You are looking in the wrong places:

    http://search.ncix.com/displayproduc...20TECHNOLOGIES

    $225 + 7% tax + shipping (which is usually cheap and fast with NCIX). This is a much beter card.
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    $225 with mail in rebate, you still have to pay the extra 25 dollars which means your paying almost $250. The eVGA card I was talking about is $238.90, but it has a 425 coreclock instead of the 285MHz that the XFX card has. Just remember eVGA has the best warranty of the lot, which includes overclocking.
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    Crap, I missed the mail in rebate. Oh well. I also firmly agree on EVGA. The only brand for me at the moment. Plus, the two 680GS's I got overclock unbelievably well. I can bench 550/1300 and run 500/1250 24/7.
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    Default Re: ATI Cards

    Quote Originally Posted by Amd_Lover2004
    Yeah ATI cards are a little cheaper in Canada, because ATI is Canadian. And they dont have to ship them over the boarder, which costs money. Howerver, I could never find myself buying an ATI card, not the current generations anyway.

    One of the cheapest 6800GS cards I could find was just under $240 CAD. I would still go for the 6800GS.

    x1600s are 9600xts with pci-ex interface and diff mem,9600xts suked ...x1600xt are pci ex version u tell me?

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