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  • X800 GT, worth the upgrade?

    Hey guys,

    Just looking for a vid card upgrade for my birthday and found this for 150:

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/sto...ory_oid=-25014

    Just to give you some price comparison the 7800 GTX is something around 330

    Is this X800 GT worth it? I mean will i get high settings and nice AA with it, or is it a bad card?

    Current specs:

    Intel P4 3.2 GHz
    1 Gig ram (i know for all high ill need another gig)
    X600 128MB
    Realtek HD Audio Sound

    All settings are on medium, 800x600 2xAA and I get around 35-40fps.

    Thanks, just tryna do my research ;)

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    Re: X800 GT, worth the upgrade?

    X800GT is ATI's competitor to the 6600GT. Both are solid budget solutions for the consumer who wants to play all the latest games but accepts that various settings will not be at their highest, resolution will have to be mid range, and AA likely no more than 2X. For full performance statistics see this article:

    http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2540

    Whether this card is for you will depend on how high you want/need your settings to be. If your looking for a card that will run solid with every BF2 graphic option set to high then your going to need something like a 7800GT or ATI equivalent.
    |TG-12th|mantis

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    • #3
      Re: X800 GT, worth the upgrade?

      800x600 with 2x AA? =/ You should play in a higher rez with no AA...800x600 is tiny.

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      • #4
        Re: X800 GT, worth the upgrade?

        Thanks for the link and replies. I may look into a 6800 GT, i dont think im gunna go all out for a 7800 GTX.

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        • #5
          Re: X800 GT, worth the upgrade?

          why not a 7800gt?
          http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...0__Series.html

          the best bang for the buck card right now, as cheap at £210 for the basic card and it owns everything but the bleeding edge of cards.



          AKA TG Xink | http://www.andy-hook.co.uk

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          • #6
            Re: X800 GT, worth the upgrade?

            Yup, noticed that today. Just searching for the cheapest one from a decent company. Thanks

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            • #7
              Re: X800 GT, worth the upgrade?

              Go and check out http://www.custompc.co.uk/
              select reviews archive from the menu on the left then graphics cards from the central menu, now change the drop down to reviews in the last 3 months and you will see a decent selection of cards within your price range. Click on the ones you are interested in and read the detailed review.
              There are some good cards out there for under £200 quid.

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              • #8
                Re: X800 GT, worth the upgrade?

                Thanks alot just G, good job i asked here or i would have went and bought an x800 when its not really what i was looking for :P

                Side q: Is PNY a decent maker of ram for the price? im looking to get another 2x512mbs of ram

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                • #9
                  Re: X800 GT, worth the upgrade?

                  Have you looked at crucial.co.uk?
                  Depending on if you overclock or not will dictate the type of ram you require, if you dont just buy some good value ram from them. It has a lifetime guarantee i believe.

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                  • #10
                    Re: X800 GT, worth the upgrade?

                    Will do bonehead, thanks for the help.

                    Nah Just G i dont overclock, i may do in the future but im not great when it comes to that stuff. Im guna check out crucial now. Thanks again for the help :D

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                    • #11
                      Re: X800 GT, worth the upgrade?

                      - NVIDIA® SLI™ Ready (NVIDIA SLI-certified versions of GeForce 7800 GTX only)

                      But thats on a 7800 GT, that mean i cant use it if i ever do get SLI?

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                      • #12
                        Re: X800 GT, worth the upgrade?

                        Dont forget to look at the 6800gs too. Its cheaper for comparable performance.
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                        • #13
                          Re: X800 GT, worth the upgrade?

                          I would go with a 6800GS or, if you're willing to go for the cash, anything in the 7800 line. They really, truly outperform ATI's cards by such a significant margin that it's definitely worth it to go with nVidia. The 6800GS is a wonderful card, but, of course, the 7800s are a step above since they're a generation ahead.

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                          • #14
                            Re: X800 GT, worth the upgrade?

                            I think am gunna go for the 7800 GT, looks good.

                            Is it ok though to switch from an ATI Card to Nvidia,
                            does it cause any problems?

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                            • #15
                              Re: X800 GT, worth the upgrade?

                              Will do, now i just gotta wait till the day comes around :(

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