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is the Connect3D Radeon X1800XT 512MB a good X-mas uppgrade? from the X850XT ? and how much would my X850XT be worth?
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Its really only worth it if you want SM3.0 support and bragging rights...or if you want a more future proof card.
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The card seems worth it, but the 7800gtx 512mb stands ahead by a good margine. But also... so does the price
x1800xt would be a good upgrade in my opinion.. not really sure what to rate your x850xt
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I would say you only need it for FEAR unless you play at 1600X1200 or higher. Any other game will fun just fine on your X850. And if you were to sell it... I would say $250 or maybe more if it has cooling upgrades.

EDIT: that extra ram will also help out with tomorrow's games even if it doesn't make much difference today.
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The X1800XT has better performance for price than the GTX512.
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Originally Posted by Mephane
The card seems worth it, but the 7800gtx 512mb stands ahead by a good margine. But also... so does the price
x1800xt would be a good upgrade in my opinion.. not really sure what to rate your x850xt
Why do people say the 7800gtx 512mb is better by a good margin? It isn't... It is better in SOME games, and when it's better, it isn't by much, quit being stupid.
    
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hmmm Sapphire,Club 3D or Connect 3D is there really any difference in them if you don't count the price and name
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hmmm Sapphire,Club 3D or Connect 3D is there really any difference in them if you don't count the price and name
Mostly warranty and customer service
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Why do people say the 7800gtx 512mb is better by a good margin? It isn't... It is better in SOME games, and when it's better, it isn't by much, quit being stupid.
The same reason people say the X1800XT is better than the 7800GTX. Because it is, it doesn't matter by how small or large a margin.
I say get a 7800GTX, the extra RAM and marginal gains in performance with the X1800XT aren't worth an extra $100 to me. Or you could even get a 7800GT and still get awesome performance for $200 less.
    
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post #10 of 23
They're all different vendors of the same chip: the Radeon X1800XT 512MB. They just buy it from ATI and put it on some PCB and voila, there's your graphics card. Some vendors offer lifetime warranties, some factory overclock their cards, some bundle the card with some games and applications, etc. Read up on the vendors and buy accordingly.
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