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bdatillo, i think your right m8, the 1800gs+ whacks the x800xt, by miles .

so what about the lower class bfg 7800 gs ? how good would that be for me.
could i save $80 and not regret it ?
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Originally Posted by dizzy4
the x800 AIW card is cheaper and outperforms the 7900... not to mention it comes with a tv tuner, video in and a remote
WRONG... the 7800gs is the best AGP card out right now... The x800xt AIW may outperform it very little in certain tests but the biggest thing is that it lacks HDR or SM3.0 support. The newer games are and will take advantage of this technology and this is when you will see the x800 cripple. Oh and that overclock you have on your card .. I hope you don't expect your Tv tuner to last
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The BFG will preform about 15-20% slower than the Gainward, and there is about a 20% price difference between the two, so depending on how much of a hit your wallet can take, either would be good, and an improvement from your 6600GT. I would go for the gainward. I wish us USA people could buy gainward....quality stuff, and with that cooler, you can push the clocks big time.
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i take your point, my "PC fund" increases steadily as i have a saving scheme, please don't tell the wife,lol.
so i think i will wait that little bit longer, maybe Jan 07, before i buy.
i will even have a bit left over of i wait that long.
thanks for your help Btadillo, rep 4 u
also, i think this just about confirms what u say.
http://tomshardware.co.uk/2006/09/26..._uk/page7.html
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