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I am building a new rig peice by peice. And the first part i am buying is the video card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814141025

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102505

or anything else that you guys suggest ( i dont want to spend more than 200 on the card. )
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Out of the two cards you mentioned the NVidia is good because it has the newer shader models etc but the X850XT will give you greater frames per second imo.

The x850XT's are great overclockers as well.
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As im an ati fan boy I would recommened the X850 seeing at I love my X800GT, and it can only be better, but thats a biast opinion, I know the 7600Gt is a good chip at a good price, dont know how it compares.
    
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Well they are both the same price, but if yuo guys have any other suggestions, id greatly appreciate it.

Im looking to be able to play BF2 on AT LEAST medium, and run Oblivion pretty well.
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Originally Posted by l337sft
Well they are both the same price, but if yuo guys have any other suggestions, id greatly appreciate it.

Im looking to be able to play BF2 on AT LEAST medium, and run Oblivion pretty well.
I run my BF2 on medium to high with 2x AA with my card and get between 35-70 FPS with the average around 40 ish.

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The 7600GT would be a much better buy. It does in fact outperform the X850XT, and it's got SM3/HDR. I've got one on the way, it's a great card and a great value. However, I would suggest the eVGA flavor of the 7600GT, they have a step-up program, and a lifetime warranty that allows you to OC your card or use an aftermarket heatsink.

And for those of you that doubt the 7600GT is faster, it beats the 6800 Ultra, which is pretty much equivilent to the X850XT Platinum Edition, which is obviously faster than the X850XT.
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+REP for you thanks guys a lot
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Well, with my X800GT I run everything on high, but that could just be because Ive got quite a nice cpu, havent tested it with any other card so cant say..

And thanks for the rep! Much apreciated
    
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Np, well i will ask a couple more people then post the verdict on what one im going to order. Pretty much ANYTHING wil be a HUGE upgrade from what i have now.
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Originally Posted by Namrac
The 7600GT would be a much better buy. It does in fact outperform the X850XT, and it's got SM3/HDR. I've got one on the way, it's a great card and a great value. However, I would suggest the eVGA flavor of the 7600GT, they have a step-up program, and a lifetime warranty that allows you to OC your card or use an aftermarket heatsink.
What are you basing this statement on?

7600GT:
128-bit GDDR3 memory interface
256 MB memory
Clocks for core: 560 MHz
Clocks for memory: 700 MHz (1.4 GHz DDR)
5 Vertex Shaders, 12 Pixel Shaders, 8 ROPs
6.72Gpixels/second fill rate
22.4GB/s Peak Memory Bandwidth

X850XT:
256-bit GDDR3 memory interface
256 MB memory
Clocks for core: 520 MHz
Clocks for memory: 540MHz (1.4 GHz DDR)
6 Vertex Shaders, 16 Pixel Shaders, 16 ROPs
8.64 Gigapixel/second fill rate
37.8 GB/s Peak Memory Bandwidth

Ok the X850XT does not have SM3 instructions but for sheer power the X850XT wins.... No argment
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