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post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by Melcar
A x1800xl is a little slower than a 7800gt.
I wouldnt say so when it comes to overall performance, considering that when a x1800xl has been overclocked it even beats 7800GT's in OpenGL applications, which Nvidia is known to be alot stronger in than ATi.

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Originally Posted by The_Jester
Hmm...just wait until I have my dastardly way with it!
Hehe, this is just the card for you then
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my X1800XL blew away my 7800gt, i was able to pull a 10303 in 3d05 and i got the clocks all the way to 700/1440 from 500/1000 with a lil more voltage from ATI tool. I ran 685/700 24/7 just to be safe though.
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If I get this job tomorrow, then I'll be getting an x1800xl and coupling it with 2GB of DDR400 Corsair XMS with 2CAS. Mmmmmm...bandwidth is good.
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post #14 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Jester
If I get this job tomorrow, then I'll be getting an x1800xl and coupling it with 2GB of DDR400 Corsair XMS with 2CAS. Mmmmmm...bandwidth is good.
You should take OCZ Dual Channel Platinum in consideration instead. I would say thats a smarter choice due to higher reliability and, the best timings you can get for a 2gb DDR400 kit: 2-3-2-5. I dont think the price difference is that big. Ive heard MANY complaints from corsair tho: their like processors. Its all luck, you might get a overclockable kit and you might get a kit that cant even run stock timings. I would rather go for the OCZ Platinum, if that is an option ofcourse.

Im not saying that the XMS are bad because they arent.. unless youre really unlucky. Its just a suggestion from a freak like me
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Sure its an option I'm just out to get the best system for my money. If I have to pay an extra £10 for a better chance of running at good speeds, I'll go for it. It'll still work out cheaper than buying a system from an OEM dealer that will compete.
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post #16 of 25
Hey jester...overclockers.co.uk always have sales on there graphics cards...usualy the 1800GTO on sale is around 150 pounds..and you can unlock that or flahs it to an x1800XT.
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Thanks! I was looking at Microdirect's prices. Overclockers.co.uk dont like my debit card, lol.

I'll have a gander anyway Reps for you
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post #18 of 25
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Now its just a matter of brand I need something with good memory and a good cooler.

These are the contenders:

In the White Corner: Sapphire x1800xl 256mb

And In the Red Corner: PowerColor x1800xl 256mb

I would add the Gigabyte card but its way out of my budget.

"lets keep this clean"

Ding Ding!
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post #19 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Jester
Now its just a matter of brand I need something with good memory (<1.2ns) and a good cooler.

These are the contenders:

In the White Corner: Sapphire x1800xl 256mb

And In the Red Corner: PowerColor x1800xl 256mb

I would add the Gigabyte card but its way out of my budget.

"lets keep this clean"

Ding Ding!
well the X1800XL's only have 1.4ns memory if you want 1.2ns youll have to move to the XT, As for brands id get the cheaper since they all use reference ATI boards and coolers.
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post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by ThaWaxShop
well the X1800XL's only have 1.4ns memory if you want 1.2ns youll have to move to the XT, As for brands id get the cheaper since they all use reference ATI boards and coolers.
yeah, but powercolor has a cooler name IMO lol i would go for the powercolor ^^ Dont you think that sapphire has a kinda lame name? Its kinda dull. POWER!!! COLOR!!! (or COLOUR for you british folks) Anyways, POWER!! booyeah
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