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I want to upgrade my gpu and I have to stick with agp so I found the 7800gs superclock for $320 on newegg. This card is apparently factory overclocked which sounds good but I noticed a lot of reviews from people who had numerous crashes during gaming and benchmarking. Does it crash because of the factory overclock? Is it wiser for me to get the regular 7800gs and oc it myself? I really dont want to dish out 320 bucks for a card that's gonna crash. I also noticed the x800xt aiw. It's in the comparable price range. Does anyone think that would be a smarter buy? I kind of shied away from it because if I'm gonna spend that much money, I want raw game performance and I heard the 7800gs is better. I'm open for suggestions if anyone thinks there is a better card for comparable $.
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the 7800gs will CRUSH the x800 dont worry about the factory overclock its safe and youll be able to oc past that. Its the BEST AGP card out now so if ya got it splurge
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you can a Radeon X8(5)0XT/XTPE for less money :withstupi
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and the 7800gs will eat the x8xx series xtpe or not AND it has SM3
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and the 7800gs will eat the x8xx series xtpe or not AND it has SM3
what cant you understand???
CHEAPER!!! BUT STILL VERY GOOD!!! *talked slowly*
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what cant you understand???
CHEAPER!!! BUT STILL VERY GOOD!!! *talked slowly*
ok lets take it for the 100 bux extra it is. The question asked was it worth it. Answer yes it is. It in every single way superior to that x8 series for a lil more. The x8 series is old tech. if you want to sure itll perform.
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my slightly overclocked x850xtpe beats all 7800GS with factory overclocks....

EDIT: you dont wanna know how many benchies i checked for that ^^
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Originally Posted by timmay7
my slightly overclocked x850xtpe beats all 7800GS with factory overclocks....
wheres the proof?? and its not just the card. Its the system as a whole. If you took out the x850 and put the 7800gs in with all the setting the same youd get better performance
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Originally Posted by timmay7
my slightly overclocked x850xtpe beats all 7800GS with factory overclocks....
nah... you can still do much more with the 7800 but its not worth it! becuase its still AGP... not much of pref... better buy X8(5)0XT/XTPE and you will get realy good pref for alot less money... so i say "dont buy it! price tag too high!"
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post #10 of 38
if you want to save 100 bux by all means get the x850xt its still a nice card. It performs nice as well. I had a 6800gt that kept up with one lol so theres another alternative
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