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I'm currently torn between an X850Xt, 6800GS, 7800GS from this link
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...k_Only_25.html

I've got some money coming and reckon I'll spend a max of £300 on an hd (for raid 0), a dvd burner and a new gfx card.

the range is from £158 6800GS by OcUK to a £223 7800GS

Is the 7800GS really worth it?
post #2 of 8
yes it will last the longest and it has much higher clocks and better/newer core... and since it will be the last agp card might as well get the best so it lasts a good 3-4 yrs!

and might i add that the 6800gs and 7800gs have SM3.0.... makes games all the prettier! x850 does not have it...
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post #3 of 8
I say go for the 7800GS. It is a little faster than the x850xt (nothing that you will notice right away) and is newer tech. It should do well for at least a few years.
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but they wont support dx10!
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I also say go for the 7800GS. It is one last "hurrah" for the AGP slot. Its definaltely the best AGP card out there.
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Originally Posted by simon741
but they wont support dx10!
thats true... but i dont think they will be making a DX10 agp card... and the new DX10 cards when they come out will cost an arm and a leg! so for us guys with agp slots... the 7800gs is our last hope before being forced to upgrade to PCI-e
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post #7 of 8
well if u can get a 6800ultra then get that it beches better then the 7800gs even when the 7800gs oced to 475/1200 and the ultra at 460/1200 the my ultra benches better than the gs and the testing computer of the gs had better specs then mine
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post #8 of 8
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Just bought the 7800GS...I'll keep you posted whether its a disappointment or not
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