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EVGA 7800GS Superclock vs. AIW x800xt?

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As the title says! How do you think these two stack up against each other? Is their a huge performance difference? With my AIW x800xt OC'ed at 534.6 Core/588.6 Memory, my 3DMark05 score is 6449.

I like the idea of possibly running Quake, F.E.A.R., and COD 2 at max settings as well as the upgrade to shader 3. I just want the performance increase to be noticible.

EDIT:

Forgot to mention that I'm interested in the AGP version of the 7800.
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From what I can see, the two cards are very similar in performance, especially so with the o/c you have. The 7800 does have SM3, but you'll only really notice a difference with this in your 3DMark06 benchmark score, which uses an SM3 score as a component part of your overall score. In another six months or so, SM3 will start to become more of a standard in games, but at the moment you don't really need an SM3 enabled GPU to enjoy the latest games. With your o/c you're already beating the 7800 at stock and I'm fairly certain that you wont see any perceptible difference in performance between the two cards.

I would advise you to hold onto your current card for another 6-10 months and then upgrade to something better with SM3. Otherwise, you're going to be paying for (at best) only a small performance increase, that will be hardly noticeable.

It's up to you, but that's my . Other people might have differing opinions

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7800GS is technically better than the X800XT in terms of performance and features. Support for SM3 and HDR are very great features to have. It's the latest thing and games just look more fantastic with it.

Performance-wise, it still beats the X800XT and even the X850XTPE in some cases. The gain is not as noticible in a X800XT to 7800GS transition, but it is better.
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I wouldn't bother upgrading its not really worth it going from an X800XT to 7800GS, its good enough to run the latest games with most of the eye candy on. Stick with it and put the money towards a PCI-E rig
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yes, i absolutely agree, i think you would be diapointed with the difference between the two. you probably wouldnt notice it much if at all especially without screenshots to compare.
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Thanks guys! This is exactly the kind of info I was looking for.

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Thanks guys! This is exactly the kind of info I was looking for.


.............yea ditto for me too. I'll do some upgrades to mine over the next year till I build an all new Rig but nothing too drastic of course, mostly things that can be carried over to a new Rig.
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i'm looking to get a new video card to replace my 9800pro 128mb and i've narrowed it down to these two. I just cant decide which card to get. I would like to get the features of an AIW, but I already have a TV tuner PCI card, but the quality is not that good. I dont really want to build a new system for another 6-18 months. What do you guys think? I can trade in my broken 9600xt to ati and get $50 credit on a new x800xt which brings the price to around $280, but I know there are usually rebates on both the ati and nvidia cards.

Looking at those benchmark charts, are those all AGP cards? Is the 6800 ultra the same as the 6800 GS?
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