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Old 11-25-2005, 07:37 AM   #1
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Default Is this video card worth the extra money?

I am planning on getting the

Sapphire X700 256MB Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102430

but for a bit more i could get the
EVGA GEFORCE 6800GS 256-P2-N386 VIDEO CARD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130258

Is it worth paying a bit more to get thid card?
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Old 11-25-2005, 07:57 AM   #2
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Definately. The X700 is a last generation card which doesn't support the latest features, such as Shader Model 3. The GS is probably around twice as fast
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Old 11-25-2005, 07:59 AM   #3
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it is worth it in my opion but seeing the 6800 was made to run the games that are popular it this time (HL2, BF2 etc)
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the 6800GS would be way better. And yes, it's definately worth the extra.
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Old 11-25-2005, 11:18 AM   #5
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It is worth it, but only if you are planbning on playing a lot of the next-gen games.
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Default Re: Is this video card worth the extra money?

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It is worth it, but only if you are planbning on playing a lot of the next-gen games.
Wrong! You will see an improvement in past, present and future games over the X700
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Default Re: Is this video card worth the extra money?

Yup. The 6800GS kicks the shit out of any mid-range card.
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Old 11-25-2005, 01:11 PM   #8
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Wrong! You will see an improvement in past, present and future games over the X700
But you will only use the newer technologies in the new games.
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Old 11-25-2005, 01:37 PM   #9
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Wow... don't even question this... the x700's gpu is so bad... omg.... don't even bother. Get the gs. Trust me... compared with other gpu's, the x700 just wasn't made that well...
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But you will only use the newer technologies in the new games.
yes, but the 6800GS is going to get better FPS in any game, new or old.
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