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This appears to be selling on a website for £279 including VAT (That's 17.5% tax), which would be very decent. My friend wants a new computer, and I'm still not entirely sure which graphics card to recommend.

£279 would be a stretch for him, but he could afford it if it was worth it. The other option is a 7800GT, specifically the Leadtek 7800GT Boggy-Standard version.

For an extra £100, would the X1800XT 512MB be superior? IT seems cheap, especially considering that it's both an XT and a 512MB. I know that it was designed to target the GT, not the GTX, but is the added price worth it?

Hope someone knows something good about this card, I can't find much on google.
 

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I just scored 8435 in 3dmark05 with stock everything (but Sapphire card).

I think it's worth it, but I am a fanboy
 

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The X1800XT was made to target the 7800GTX and the 256MB X1800XL was made to target the 7800GT. The X1800XT will beat the 7800GTX (256MB) so its a whole step above the 7800GT. But theyre all good cards so it just depends on how much hes willing to spend.
 

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My problem is, I don't know if the PowerColour 1800XT is actually an XT: for £279, I'm tempted to believe it's just CALLED an XT, but is instead just an XL with 512MB of RAM.
 

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Originally Posted by Corporal_TE_Gaydar

My problem is, I don't know if the PowerColour 1800XT is actually an XT: for £279, I'm tempted to believe it's just CALLED an XT, but is instead just an XL with 512MB of RAM.

I dont think there are any 512MB XLs.
 

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What are the clockspeeds? The XL runs at 500 core 1000 ddr memory. The XT runs at 625 core and 1.5 Ghz. ddr memory
 

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- Powered by ATI Radeon R520XT GPU running at 625MHz
- Based on 0.09 micron manufacturing process
- 16 ultra efficient extreme pipelines
- 512MB GDDR3 Memory running at 1500MHz

But for £279? It seems too cheap to be true.
 

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that's a lot of money, about 490 USD. that's just about the best price I've seen for it, but still a lot of money. If I were in the market for a high end computer, I'd wait for the R580 in the end of January.
 

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I agree. It's a good price. My dillema is that I don't know whether it's significantly better than the 7800GT to warrant the extra £100, and whether it performs near enough to the 7800GTX not to make it more feasible just to take a large hit and get that.
 
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