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Shintsu

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#1 12 years ago

Ok, I'm thinking about upgrading my MSI Nvidia 6600 GT AGP with 128 mb on-board memory, and I was wondering, how big of a difference would I see between upgrading to a BFG 6800 Ultra OC AGP with 256 mb GDDR3 or a 7800 GTX? If I upgrade to a 7800 GTX it's going to be a huge sum out of my wallet, as I need to upgrade my mobo to do that, and if I do so, I plan on getting a new processor and DDR2 memory support. So it's basically $250-300 for the 6800 Ultra, and 1k+ for the 7800 GTX. Also, if anyone could, can you find a place online, thats trustworthy, such as newegg who has a 6800 Ultra OC like so? I couldn't find one on there. Thanks!

P.S. I'd also consider the ATI equivelent of the 6800 Ultra.




Hmmmdonut

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#2 12 years ago

X850XT. It gets no better for AGP. Honestly though I would just get do a complete overhual, and get a PCIe mobo.




marvinmatthew

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#3 12 years ago
Shintsu....and 1k+ for the 7800 GTX.

Whoa! The most expensive 7800's won't run you more than around $600.

EDIT- Infact, the most expensive 7800GTX on New Egg is $509.99, and it's bundled w/Call of Duty 2.




Pyroshane

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#4 12 years ago
Whoa! The most expensive 7800's won't run you more than around $600.

Right, but...

If I upgrade to a 7800 GTX it's going to be a huge sum out of my wallet, as I need to upgrade my mobo to do that, and if I do so, I plan on getting a new processor and DDR2 memory support.



UNDIESRULES

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#5 12 years ago

Bugger spending that much money, to the untrained eye you probably wouldnt notice a difference until you benchmarked it anyway, get the cheaper one then upgrade the whole thing next year when its run its course.




C38368

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#6 12 years ago

Considering that 7800GTs are on the market for $300 right now, that is without a doubt the high-end card to get if your monitor is 1600x1200 or smaller. That's anything with fewer than 1.92m pixels or so. Below that, the 7800GT is dominant, and on par with the 7800GTX. Above that, the GTX begins to pull itself away from the pack.

If you're going to stick with AGP and want the best, the X850XT is still king of the hill. If you want to split the difference on price and performance with PCIe, the 6800GS is what you want: they start at around $205 and perform on par--or perhaps a little better--than the 6800GT.




Shintsu

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#7 12 years ago

Ok, so is the X850 XT PE worth $409 or should I just go with something like an X850 Pro or XT? Also, on a slightly unrelated note, what is the X850 Crossfire edition?




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#8 12 years ago
Shintsuwhat is the X850 Crossfire edition?

http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=1651&redirect=yes


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Kozmo

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#9 12 years ago
Master Chief 14

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#10 12 years ago
HmmmdonutX850XT. It gets no better for AGP. Honestly though I would just get do a complete overhual, and get a PCIe mobo.

Agreed,I think it also has better cooling too. PCie is the best for gaming though.




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