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Old 10-01-2005, 06:48 PM   #1
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I am currently planning out a new PC and I want some help with video cards. Which chipset is better? And what about SLI and Crossfire? Should i get a mobo with SLI or wait for Crossfire? Which is better?
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Old 10-01-2005, 07:01 PM   #2
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130240
one of best on market....nvida 512mb
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The ATI CrossFire motherboards overclock like crazy. They're only a tad bit below the DFI LanParty nF4 series. And those were reference boards too (not retail ones, just ones for testing).
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Old 10-01-2005, 07:54 PM   #4
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Heres the one I was looking at http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...546286&CatId=0
I was thinking of getting 2 so I could use SLI. I really dont play games but thats because of my current system.
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Old 10-01-2005, 08:13 PM   #5
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Try to go with a 6800 GT. You'll be happier when you play games.
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Old 10-01-2005, 10:12 PM   #6
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or go all out with power beyond control with dual 7800GTX SLi. It'll probably run idle half the time.
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Old 10-02-2005, 12:08 AM   #7
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130240
one of best on market....nvida 512mb
your an idiot, that is not the best on the market, get a 7800GTX and have fun with 24 pipes and a 500mhz core if you can oc it that high with a slight mod.
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Bah go with ATI. Much better. The Radeon X850XT Plantinum Edition is so much better then that stupid 7800GTX.

Crazy nVidia people...
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Old 10-02-2005, 01:23 AM   #9
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You obviously don't know what the hell you're talking about...

Sure, ATI has the most powerful AGP card (the X850XT Platinum Edition), but when it comes to PCI-E and overall, it gets owned by the 7800 GTX's 24 pixel pipelines and 8 vertex shaders...

ATI is releasing the X1800 in a couple of days and it sucks. ATI has screwed themselves over. The X1800 carries 16 pixel pipelines, 6 vertex shaders and 256mb of GDDR3 RAM. It runs at 600mhz core and 700mhz memory. It's a speed demon when it comes to brute speed, but without 24 pipelines, it's over. ATI has lost this round, and I hope to god that they don't screw the R580 over like they did with the X1800 (R520).
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I'm an Nvidia fan personally.
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