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Old 01-03-2006, 02:51 PM   #1
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Default Once again...Which card to buy...

I play games like:
halflife2, counterstrike source, day of defeat source, battlefield 2, battlefield 2 sf,cod2, f.e.a.r., quake4

my budget is 400-500$ CAD.

the only cards that appear in that range are:

Ati Radeon x1800 XL (256mb)
Ati Radeon x850
Nvidia Geforce 7800 gt
Nvidia Geforce 6800 ( 512mb )
what is the best card for me to get?
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Old 01-03-2006, 03:03 PM   #2
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if i were u ide get the 7800gt being they have better drivers or well ati does have lots of complaints about there catalyst driver and im an nvida fan. and also if u overclock that 7800gt a little u can have a 7800gtx.
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Old 01-03-2006, 05:11 PM   #4
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7800gt of course. The x1800xl is ok, but, when benchmarked, the 7800gt is the winner.
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I would say the 7800gt or x1800xl. They are both about even in most benchmarks. Because the 7800gt is usually cheaper I would go with that.
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I'm very bias so I must say the 7800GT.
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My X800 plays all of those games, so what you are using it for is overkill, but since you're willing to spend the jack, get the 7900GT. I have had nvidia cards and ati cards, this ati is the best performing by far, but i liked nvidia's drivers a lot better, plus they just released new drivers that get a whopping 20% more performance out of the cards.
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if i were u ide get the 7800gt being they have better drivers or well ati does have lots of complaints about there catalyst driver and im an nvida fan. and also if u overclock that 7800gt a little u can have a 7800gtx.
Nope, even with the 7800GT clocked to GTX speeds, it will never have the same performance as a GTX. A GT has 20 pipes and GTX has 24 pipes. The GT is NOT unlockable. They are locked at the core level.
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