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    Default GF 6800 or X800 GT ?

    Does anyone around here own one of these 2 Cards?

    Actually i don't know which i should buy (don't have a PEG, just a AGP). Both seem to be pretty good.

    Any recommendations?

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    Neither.
    Get the Geforce 6800GS.
    It's got the most bang for the buck in that generation of cards.
    It's fast, offers SM 3.0 and will soon (or already) available as an AGP card.

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    Uhh.. the x of x800 denotes PCIx doesn't it? I know I have a x300 in my laptop that is PCIx mode. Anyway, I would have to agree with Jyuu that, in the long run, its better to look at nVidia cards. Usually less bugs in new drivers and better performance (although that changes weekly).

    Besides that, if you ever want to try Linux, you'll want to have a nVidia card. ATI's linux drivers are not that good.
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    The X doesn't mean PCI Express.
    In fact, PCI-E and PCI-X are different things.

    The best AGP ATI card is the X850 XT PE while the best AGP from Nvidia is the 6800 Ultra. However, the 6800 series are discontinued now and the only one being made is the 6800GS which just came out like last week.

    If you intend to invest into something, don't get a video card. Just buy a motherboard that supports PCI-E and save up and get a PCI-E video card later.

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    Oh yeah, thats right. PCIe is express. :P

    PCIx is... what the hell was x again? Is that the 64bit slot? The clock went way up for I/O devices, I remember that much.
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    They are basically the same thing.
    While home users get 1x, 4x and 16x, software developers and that kind get 2x, 8x and 12x speeds.
    I think that's the difference.

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    thanks for the replies.

    hmm...If it wasn't about the money, i would have taken the X850 XT PE. Well..but it is ^^

    I built my Deskttop system (unfortunately) almost right before the first PCIx GC beeing introduced. So it isn't too old/too bad.

    Pentium 4 3,0
    2 Gig RAM Infenion (HT)
    P4P800-E Deluxe by ASUS

    (just a raw info)

    You can't imagen how often i regreted my decision to NOT wait for the PCIx release.
    Not just by NOW...i pitty myself, believe me ^^

    The nVidia card was my Fav. aswell. But my hope was to get atleast some "firsthand" info about the x800-series. All i know is, that they been top notch...back then.

    So i guess, the 6800 GS wins the race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1gza
    thanks for the replies.

    hmm...If it wasn't about the money, i would have taken the X850 XT PE. Well..but it is ^^
    Even if you had the money, the 6800GS is better because it has more "next-gen" capabilities such as SM 3.0 and MS TR AA on FSAA.

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    Didn't wanna create a new topic for a similar quesion so - I'm gonna be upgrading my comp this coming christmas (new CPU,mobo, etc) but I'm kinda stuck on what to do in regards to video cards. I was looking to get the 7800 GT but then my friend suggested getting 2 6600 GT's and SLi'ing them instead... Better ooption or just stick with the single card option?

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    SLi'ing 2 6600GTs will outperform a single 7800GT if you run them in the right conditions. It's also cheaper. Personally I would prefer the 7800GT as you could buy another one and SLi it in the future. But if you're on a budget then 2 6600GTs is the way to go.

 

 
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