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    Dark13 is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Its time for me to upgrade my graphics card and was wondering if I should go for ATI or NVIDIA. I am looking at ether the Radeon X1800 XT or the GeForce 7800 GTX. Any input would be appreciated.
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    If you want absolute power without caring about price, get the Nvidia Geforce 7800GTX 512MB.
    If you don't want to spend as much, but still get a ridiculously powerful video card, get the ATI Radeon X1800XT.
    Benchmarks and reviewers tested the two cards, the Nvidia one came out on top, no comments. It's a fact, end of discussion.
    I suggest you wait for the R580 and G71 video cards which will be out arounf March.

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    The GTX 512 is probably the best to get. Also it is the quietest by far.
    Early benchmarks have the R580 beating the original GTX by as much as 80%. The G71 remains hidden though.
    I've got a X1800XT and it runs perfectly.

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    i say 7800gtx. it only takes one slot. plus SLI is still better than crossfire if u want to buy another one in the future. the x1800xt takes two slots.

    but if you can afford it, get the XFX 7800GTX 512. its teh best.

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    Wrong.
    A 7800GTX is bullshit nowadays.
    Get either the X1800XT or the 7800GTX 512MB.

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    The GeForce 7800GTX 512MB is nowhere to be found. If you can find it, buy it... for about $800.

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    I'll sell you one of mine, for thrice the priginal price tag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jyuu
    I'll sell you one of mine, for thrice the priginal price tag.
    That would be enough to get a G71 SLI configuration, probably.
    Still a bargain for a GTX 512 though...

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    Thanks all, I am getting allot back on my Tax returns so money isnít a real big problem. I will defiantly look into the 7800 GTX 512mb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark13
    Thanks all, I am getting allot back on my Tax returns so money isnít a real big problem. I will defiantly look into the 7800 GTX 512mb.
    I would recommend you wait. The new generation of graphics cards, the G71 and the R580, are released on the 24th, and will most definitely outstrip the GTX 512 and the X1800XT. They will also be cheaper than the GTX 512, which was horrendously overpriced due to shortages.

 

 
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