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post #11 of 21
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Damn... End of January? That's probably not going to work. Let's say that I HAVE to get the card for Christmas, no negotiation, what would be the best choice? I'm still guessing that I should go with the 6800 Nilla?
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I wouldnt buy the X1600, I've seen nothing but bad things about them. The X1k series was such a flop for ATi. Go for the 6800GS.
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post #13 of 21
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Damn, I'm guessing the GS doesn't come out in AGP until January too?
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post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by SamaNanashi
Damn, I'm guessing the GS doesn't come out in AGP until January too?
Last I heard it was supposed to come in December. But I also heard they were cancelling the 6800GS in favor of the 7800GS or something... I dunno any more, ATi and nVidia need to stop slapping so many suffixes and letters onto their product lines.
    
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post #15 of 21
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I wouldnt buy the X1600, I've seen nothing but bad things about them. The X1k series was such a flop for ATi. Go for the 6800GS.
I wouldnt say that. The X1800XT and XL are selling very well.
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post #16 of 21
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So... It's not coming out in AGP? Ever? Well then wouldn't the 6800 be good for me? I could also try to unlock the Pipes and extra Shader, as well as OC it a little. I don't really wanna do this seeing as how the GS is a really good card, but it's looking like I might have to...
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post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by YiffyGriffy
Last I heard it was supposed to come in December. But I also heard they were cancelling the 6800GS in favor of the 7800GS or something... I dunno any more, ATi and nVidia need to stop slapping so many suffixes and letters onto their product lines.
I thought it was the other way around. That there keeping the 6800GS but cancelling the 7800GS. They felt that the chips were better used in other products. There wouldn't have been so much of a difference between the 7800gt and gs and would have most likely been able to slap on a new cooler and oc it to gt speeds and higher. Hmmmm....Guess its only 16 pipes wonder if it could unlock.
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post #18 of 21
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I wouldnt say that. The X1800XT and XL are selling very well.
I have no clue why. The XL loses to the GT and the XT loses to the GTX! AND the nvidia cards cost less...
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post #19 of 21
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I have no clue why. The XL loses to the GT and the XT loses to the GTX! AND the nvidia cards cost less...
The XT beats the 256MB GTX in all but a few games, and most of those appear to be driver-related issues. So as ATI finishes working out the bugs in the drivers, it may be able to beat the 256MB GTX in every game.

Interestingly enough the X1800XT even manages to beat the 512MB 7800GTX in a couple games.
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Originally Posted by HrnyGoat
The XT beats the 256MB GTX in all but a few games, and most of those appear to be driver-related issues. So as ATI finishes working out the bugs in the drivers, it may be able to beat the 256MB GTX in every game.

Interestingly enough the X1800XT even manages to beat the 512MB 7800GTX in a couple games.
Can you show me some links?
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