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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 2:10 am
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Thats what I thought Bush and THE 6800GT'S I seen was more than the ATI X850 XT and the core speed and memory speed was better I believe. And the vid ram wasnt GDDR3 like the ATI.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 4:43 pm
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WHOOOO HOOOOOOO getting anxious the new vid card should be in tommorrow. Cant wait to see what I been missing lol

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:00 pm
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Cool

From now on you will not spend a cents worth on a nVidia card again Laughing


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:32 pm
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Ok card is installed and using the install drivers what drivers do you recommend? And I REALLY LOVE THIS CARD :):):)


Aint had alot of time to check all the games yet but everything so far looks so much better than the old GeForce card.

And I couold use some help with all the settings lol
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:24 am
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Ok card is installed and using the install drivers what drivers do you recommend?


Don't matter much MD, there'll be a newer set every week...lol
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:40 am
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This is kinda late but this dang site's so big I've only just got around to this section.

www.BuildYourOwn.Org.UK/Forums is another forum I belong to and you can get real good advice on building or just upgrading there. It's mainly based in the UK (because of the webmaster) but we have members from all over the world.

The members do tend to have an irational preferance toward AMD and nVidia though. Listen to the advice but make your own mind up.
I have an Intel / ATi system, and they've talked me into thinking about AMD / nVidia for my next outing (based on currently available hardware).

p.s. I'd say the 7800GTX would currently outperform the X850-XT (on the whole) and these are the two top cards for the moment.
BUT, both cards will perform differently in different game arena's:- Developers write software depending on their own hardware preferences. Software written for an ATi card will perform better on those cards than nVidia equivalents, and vice-versa.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 3:09 pm
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Thanks Shades And Kit im sorry I done went and converted myself to ATI but in my opinion this convert was well worth it lol

btw I got another $50 knock off due to the card going on sale lol

All I can say is the ATI X850 XT is smokin the old GeForce 4 card I had :):):)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:36 pm
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Welcome MadDog to the world of ATI!! And what a wonderful world it is i must say. Mr. Green Its like trucks ones great and one is well ill be nice

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 7:26 pm
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Welcome MadDog to the world of ATI!! And what a wonderful world it is i must say. Mr. Green Its like trucks ones great and one is well ill be nice


I am not going to comment on this right now,but you guy's may be surprised... I am currently building my new Super Puter "NASA #3" and have purchased all new components from puter case to mobo, processor and vid card and maybe even 2 of them...new ram, new cooling system(s) etc...The system is half built with new case, mobo, ram, cooling and a few other things and is being burnt in before I add the new vid card or cards(keeping it secret for now). All I am going to say for now on vid cards is that there are alot of great products out there, some better than others and some hugely expensive for what they do. ...anyway, here is a shot of NASA #3 just after I fired her up with a new Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 840, 3.2GHz, EM64T XD Dual Core processor, I will keep the mobo and vid card selection secret for now as the vid card or card's and cooling systme aren't installed yet and the mobo info would give it all away. Install part two will happen in a couple day's when the processor has burnt in Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 3:25 am
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Asus eh Hit...lol.

Put the side back on and let it continue hoovering the carpet.

Mr. Green Mr. Green
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