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Old 04-03-2006, 11:21 PM   #1
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Default ATI VS Nvida. 1800 vs 7800+

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I need a new graphics card because i really want to upgrade my nvidia 6600GT128mb and i was wondering if instead of giving my money to nvidia for a 7800GT or what. Ill give my money to ATI for a ATI Radeon X1800XT. Would it be better than the the 7800GT? And would it work on my nForce Ultra 4 mobo. PCI Express. ? Heres the link to the card http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...Tab=2&NoMapp=0

Tell me what you think. Thanks
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Old 04-03-2006, 11:23 PM   #2
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Default Re: ATI VS Nvida. 1800 vs 7800+

I'd go with the 7800GT, not sure which one is actually better, but the difference is probably quite small. And I like nVidia more so thats why I'd choose the 7800GT.
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Old 04-03-2006, 11:25 PM   #3
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lol. But does the 512mb vs 256mb make much difference?
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Old 04-03-2006, 11:26 PM   #4
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right now? no, not too much of a difference.
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Old 04-03-2006, 11:30 PM   #5
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so what would you recomend? like what tells its better or not?
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Old 04-03-2006, 11:41 PM   #6
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Their two different generation cards..
The X1800XT is a newer card, and has double the memory..
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Old 04-03-2006, 11:44 PM   #7
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I'd suggest the X1800XT. It beats the 7800GT in nearly everything, infact, in some benchmarks, not to sure which, but the X1800Xt beats the 7800GTX. So, if the X1800XT can beat the 7800GTX, then obviously it's the better choice. Although, I'd suggest the X1800GTO, get good performance, and at a cheaper cost.
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Old 04-03-2006, 11:55 PM   #8
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ok thanks. So like the 512 X1800XT or GTO will defently beat the the 256mb 7800 gt or even gtx!? and it will work in a mord such as mine. ASUS-A8n pci espress, nForce 4 Ultra?
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Old 04-04-2006, 12:18 AM   #9
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no the X1800GTO wouldnt beat the 7800GTX its more compared against the GT or the 7600GT. Yeah it will work, and the X1800Xt would do the job just fine
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Old 04-04-2006, 02:12 AM   #10
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Yeah, the X1800GTO competes against the 7600GT more then anythign else. BUt, yes, either cards will work with your motherboard, regardless if it's ATI or NVIDIA.
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The cheaper one. They will perform pretty much the same. You will only notice the difference in numbers on paper.
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Got to be the 7800 It is the nVidia one, and nVidia are the best

Not really a very reasoned point for the matter, but the truth if you ask me! Ultimately you get what you pay for though, and if you think the 512MB is worth the extra cost then it makes sense that you get the 1800XT.
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When it comes down to it, it seems people are making choices relating to their preferance (ATI vs nVidia).

Let me just say, I'm a strong supporter of nVidia (I use it, and always have) but I must say that I see the X1800XT beating the 7800GT and reasonably so. The X1800XT is like the next generation of cards.. and has double the memory.

The 7800GT is cheaper though, and does a wonderful job.. but, the X1800XT might perform better for a longer time.. (thinking for the future).
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X1800XT Easy, seems ATi are at the top for high priced cards nVidia still winning in the middle price range though imo.
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Here is the answer
X1800XT:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102007
7900GT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143048
The x1800XT clearly beats the 7900GT in price and performance
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ok cool. lol i still am not sure which one to buy. But i am leaning towards.. ati... because alot of people here have said it better. i think
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IMO nVidia is a little bit more higher quality... they just seem to last longer...
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ok cool. lol i still am not sure which one to buy. But i am leaning towards.. ati... because alot of people here have said it better. i think
Well you can compare that it clearly has higher clocks and cheaper price
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personally I would take nVidia, but thats just me. Either card will serve you well.
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Well you can compare that it clearly has higher clocks and cheaper price
the ati card or nvidia. Because the ati card looks like it has higher specs and all.. But i have heard the nvidia card is better becasue its... newer.. newer technology.. but who knows..

ahh so hard to decide lol.
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