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Poll Results: What card do you think is better?

 
  • 67% (39)
    x850 xt
  • 32% (19)
    6800gt
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post #51 of 124
So? That proves nothing, the CU version should be about 5c cooler atleast. And also, those Catalyst drivers are the 5.10a and newer, they are about 30% faster in OPENGL and are now actually FASTER than comparable nvidia cards (OpenGL was the one place where nVidia cards have consistently beaten ATI cards due to a deal struck long ago that allowed a certain code (im not too well educated in this area, sorry if I'm vague) to run alot better on nvidia cards than ATI cards.

Also, if you plan to keep this card for over a year I would get a SM3 enabled card simply because most games will eventually switch over to it.
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post #52 of 124
Wait for the 6800GS to be released in AGP, it will cost around $220 like its PCI-E equivalent and OC's pretty well from what I heard, and has SM 3.0, unlike the X850XT. And it will save you a few bucks
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post #53 of 124
I used to own an x800xt agp version and now I own a 6800gt pci-e. The x800xt felt like a faster card than the 6800gt. I liked the x800xt more. So the x850xt would be a much better choice. The 6800gt is a great card, it just isn't quite as good.
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post #54 of 124
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Originally Posted by Some_Idiot2
x850XTPEs are power monsters, they need at least .3V higher than their stock voltage to OC properly.
Well yeah, if you start adding voltage then its a different story.
I'm talking about overclocking the 6800GT to say 420/1150 and then benchmarking. My card can hit 456/1250 on STOCK voltage so just think. If I added .3 volts to my core and hit 470-480 core and then we ran the two cards, who do you think would win?
Also, just wait till the new benchmarks like 3dmark06 come out, they all use shader model 3.0 while ati uses 2.0. When that happens, nvidia will pull ahead since the cards are equipped with what the benchmark uses and ati isnt.
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post #55 of 124
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Originally Posted by sccr64472
As far as I know though, the Nvidia cards failed all the Shader3.0 test that I've seen. Was that a fluke or do you have any info on them passing any of them? It'd be nice to know for future references. This won't be the last guy in this same situation, we might as well find out. Anyone have a link of any 6800 or 7800 cards passing Shader 3.0?
Sounds like a repeat of the FX series...
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post #56 of 124
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Originally Posted by bigval
Well yeah, if you start adding voltage then its a different story.
I'm talking about overclocking the 6800GT to say 420/1150 and then benchmarking. My card can hit 456/1250 on STOCK voltage so just think. If I added .3 volts to my core and hit 470-480 core and then we ran the two cards, who do you think would win?
Also, just wait till the new benchmarks like 3dmark06 come out, they all use shader model 3.0 while ati uses 2.0. When that happens, nvidia will pull ahead since the cards are equipped with what the benchmark uses and ati isnt.
All the X1K cards are SM 3.0
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post #57 of 124
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Originally Posted by J3r3my
All the X1K cards are SM 3.0
We're talking about the x8** series and the 6800 series....
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post #58 of 124
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Originally Posted by bigval
We're talking about the x8** series and the 6800 series....
Show me any proof whatsoever that 6800 pass any shader 3.0 test.
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post #59 of 124
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Originally Posted by sccr64472
Show me any proof whatsoever that 6800 pass any shader 3.0 test.
What are you talking about? 6800's have SM 3.0, X8##'s dont
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post #60 of 124
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Originally Posted by Jori
What are you talking about? 6800's have SM 3.0, X8##'s dont
What hes saying is that the 6800s "have" SM 3.0 but they seem to fail the tests and he wants to see if it passes any tests.
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