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actual core/mem clock speed of Sapphire x1800xt?

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ok well i was reading on 3drage.com or w/e that these people's clock speeds on their x1900xtx's are things like 689/798 and what not, but i was reading about the card im going to order, the sapphire x1800xt, and it says its clock speeds are 625/1500?! how is that possible, a lower grade card having faster clock speeds than an x1900, is it just the software in the x1900 that makes it more expensive/better or what?

also, on a side note, i the card im looking to buy
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102007
a good deal? or is it to good to be true
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Stock speeds for the 1900xtx are 650 core and 775 memory (1550 effective speed). Stock speeds for the 1800xt are 625 core and 750 memory (1500 effective speed). Both cards are of different architecture so they can't be compared by the clocks alone. The 1900 cards are ATIs latest offerings and have several advantages over the previous generations. The x1800xt is still a very good card and its performance is among the best.
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An X1800 XT 256mb for $285 is a great price, great performance too, right up there with the $500 cards.

Consider getting the Sapphire X1800 XT 512mb card for $299, the extra memory is great to have on a high end card like this, for only a few dollars more.
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