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Nvidia 6800 Ultra 4 44.44%
Nvidia 6800 GT 1 11.11%
Nvidia 6800 NU 0 0%
ATI X800 Pro 0 0%
ATI X800 XT 1 11.11%
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Old 02-01-2005, 01:32 PM   #1
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Which Video Card to buy, and WHY!

dont just say this one cuz everyone says its the best.... at least know why you say it is lol.
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each video card has its pros and cons, it all depends on what you are planning on doing with it, i.e.... gaming, photo editing, video editing, porn surfing...it all depends I think they are all pretty good video cards, just have to look at the specs and see which will be more suitable for your needs.
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Ultra or the GT
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for gamming, is what i mean sorry i should have made that clear
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Ultra or the GT

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OK considering the cost of the cards above I would consider getting a FX5900XT or BFG FX5900OC simple because they offer great graphics at almost half the price. Considering the few games that are actually out to take full advantage of the newest cards the cost for the current newest cards will be 30% less in 6 to 8 months. Why not let other chumps buy the cards at full retail or close to it.

I have a FX5950 Ultra and it is expensive enough and would probably not have it even if I did not get a super discount!!!
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Get the one that displays the little graphic thingies the fastest on your screen thingy.
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OK considering the cost of the cards above I would consider getting a FX5900XT or BFG FX5900OC simple because they offer great graphics at almost half the price. Considering the few games that are actually out to take full advantage of the newest cards the cost for the current newest cards will be 30% less in 6 to 8 months. Why not let other chumps buy the cards at full retail or close to it.

I have a FX5950 Ultra and it is expensive enough and would probably not have it even if I did not get a super discount!!!


My 299 dollar 6800NU walks circles around your card
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My 299 dollar 6800NU walks circles around your card
Bullcrap It will not walk circles. It is better but not that much better. Dont you go believing all the Advertised hype. Next thing you will tell me is you got one of those damn swirly spacers and you got 20HP from it.

Your $300 6800nu graphics card
My free 5950 Ultra graphics card


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^ You told him to BUY THE CARD not get it for Free.

Big Difference
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NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6800 Ultra 256MB

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and I don't believe all the advertising hype.

I believe what I look at when playing games with my 6800NU lol and I believe benchmarks
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^ You told him to BUY THE CARD not get it for Free.

Big Difference
I got mine free but the 5900 series cards are almost 30-40% less in cost. Really the 6800 series is a awesome card. I was going to get one but the 5950 fell into my hands and that money is going to the DLP projection TV. but in less a year the 6800 it will be greatly disounted and the money for the card spent.

If you decide you want to spend 300 or more Go for it. The fact is Brent he asked for suggestions.

So there Mr 6800 Nazi leader :swordfigh :swordfigh :whistle: :whistle:
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http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...121-165&depa=1

lol yea right spend 385 dollars for that compared to my 299 dollar 6800 or even a 400 dollars 6800GT that WOULD KILL that card
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He asked for good suggestions
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http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...121-165&depa=1

lol yea right spend 385 dollars for that compared to my 299 dollar 6800 or even a 400 dollars 6800GT that WOULD KILL that card
That is damn high but your favorite place is not always the cheapest

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He asked for good suggestions
Yes and I gave him alternatives and suggestion MR 6800 Nazi Leader!!!
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read this http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=8402858

That is old technology Have fun running a 5900 on Far Cry with the highest settings
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^ and that benchmark of 16000 was with crappy ram that is actually underclocked. So I expect to see 18000's when I get my new ram in easily
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Not to mention you can flash a 6800NU or a GT to a Ultras speed easily. Unlock to 16 Pipelines easily.

Much more bandwidth
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Dude real life is not futuremark. Real life is what you see on your own computer. Futuremark scores are good for bragging and not much else.

The fact is with the FX cards futuremark 03 made some of the test a unfair advantage to ATI cards.

So dont be a computer snob Mr 6800 NAZI LEADER!!!!
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I believe what I look at when playing games with my 6800NU lol
And those are 3dmark2001SE scores not 03
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and if futuremark made 03 scores biased toward ati why does nvidia still kill ati?
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Can't we all just get along...
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No because I am right
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Sorry Brandon for Brent and My whoring of your post. This was to be about making decisions.

The fact is the 6800 or XT800's are great cards, either way you can go wrong. But if you are looking for more reasonable priced cards with really good performance take a look at the FX 5900 series or the 9800 Series cards. In the real world these cards provide serious performance at a value price.

Again sorry Brandon
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6800 GT or 6800 Ultra are the best cards you can buy now. You will run into problems with say a Ati 9800XT running newer games like Far Cry on high settings

He already has a 9600XT in his computer a 9800XT will not be worth it to him(or any nvidia equivalent) because a year from now that card will just extremely outdated

If you had a 6800 GT or Ultra you should be set for 2-3 years.

^ Better choice imo
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He already has a 9600XT in his computer a 9800XT will not be worth it to him(or any nvidia equivalent) because a year from now that card will just extremely outdated
Extremely outdated HAHAHAHHAHA. Most people have MX400 cards or unboard graphics HAHAHHAHAHAHHA You make it dound like the 5900 or 9600 cards are old 8 meg pci cards MUHAHAHHHAHAHA

My advice is wait 6 months and buy a 6800 when they start discounting them
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Extremely outdated HAHAHAHHAHA. Most people have MX400 cards or unboard graphics HAHAHHAHAHAHHA You make it dound like the 5900 or 9600 cards are old 8 meg pci cards MUHAHAHHHAHAHA
And what can those MX400 cards run?

Nothing at all
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well the way I see it, why buy a really nice system if you cant play SQUAT, my 9600xt puts down 4k on 3d03... not great by anymeans but it can play doom 3 on medium with out issue for the most part~ I am wanting something that will be nice, I know buying the top of the line is just extrea money.... but i want the card to last for a while
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i have a ATI 9800 XT , and i can play doom 3 with the graphics maxed out perfectly fine?
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yep, beautiful graphics. i get a little chop every once in a while on very high, or ultra.....then again its been awhile since ive played it. but it looks amazing
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How does the 9800XT run that?

I have everything maxed out. Ultra High and get around 50fps on average
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How does the 9800XT run that?

I have everything maxed out. Ultra High and get around 50fps on average
idaknow? i think ill reinstall the game and check again i know the **** looks amazing, the water and all
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