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Hello,
Right, the thing is, for Christmas I'm going to get myself an upgrade for my pc. I'm an nVidia person, but I thought, which are better, ATI or nVidia?
I want one equal to (or better than) a 6800. It has to be AGP, as I haven't got a PCI-E mobo. Money is no limit. ATI AND nVidia suggestions are encouraged please.
Thanks for your help people,
Jake Sinclair
    
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Originally Posted by jakeo772005
Hello,
Right, the thing is, for Christmas I'm going to get myself an upgrade for my pc. I'm an nVidia person, but I thought, which are better, ATI or nVidia?
I want one equal to (or better than) a 6800. It has to be AGP, as I haven't got a PCI-E mobo. Money is no limit. ATI AND nVidia suggestions are encouraged please.
Thanks for your help people,
Jake Sinclair
Well the X850XTPE is the fastest card, but I would get a 6800GT, its cheaper and its only a few frames (like 10 or so except in HL2) behind the X850XTPE..
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x850xt/xtpe is the best agp card you can get right now, 6800gt/ultra is pretty good, but there getting hard to find.
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Can you tell me the prices of them as well please?
    
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Check out www.overclockers.co.uk for some of the best prices m8.
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850XTPE is about 400-450, 6800GT is about 300-350 and the 6800 Ultra is about 400-450. All in USD.
Not bad at all...
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post #7 of 13
Or you can get an X850XT and OC to an X850XT PE.
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post #8 of 13
While the 850 xtpe is the fastest agp card currently the 6800gt or 6800 ultra is the better buy because of the fact that it supports sm 3.0 which most new games also support.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by slymester
While the 850 xtpe is the fastest agp card currently the 6800gt or 6800 ultra is the better buy because of the fact that it supports sm 3.0 which most new games also support.
But the 6800 and 7800 fail to pass any of the shader 3.0 tests,correct?
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Mine passed atleast one... I tried one and yeah .... It passed...
    
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