Graphics Card for $250 and Below???

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Postposted on Wed Sep 21, 2005 2:22 pm

that's coo. I am very pleased of the X800XL i went from a ATI Radeon 9600XT, it was ok but the new card I got is a major improvement. Finally got to play some HL2 last night and noticed the difference. Now I can play some BF2 without problems.
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Postposted on Wed Sep 21, 2005 3:33 pm

yes the jump from a 9600xt to a x800xl is quite an improvement in gfx processing power.
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Postposted on Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:28 am

Ok from what I've been reading past few days, it looks like for my price which is under 250$ for sure that the x800lx and x800GTO are in my price range and are great cards.

Next question yes I found a video card now which make should I get?

http://labs.anandtech.com/news.php?id=6

Sapphire Radeon X800GTO2 256MB $211.89
PowerColor Radeon X800GT 256MB $164.99
Connect3D Radeon X800GTO 256MB $188.00

So really whats the diff? I know my last video card I went with Asus just because of the name but I paid 40$ more and really I don't think there is much of a diff between that one and the other name I was looking at.

can someone expand on the real diff between makes, I know MSI makes this card too saw it in PCGamer mag with full reviews.


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Postposted on Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:23 pm

Fist of all you should have just started your own thread(this ones old)... but anyway
DEFINITELY buy the Saffire X800GTO2... You can unlock the extra 4 pipes on that card. Also since it uses the r480 core it will easily over clock past 500mhz.
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Postposted on Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:25 pm

GTO2 > GTO > GT.

You should consider if after tax it will go over your budget.
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Postposted on Mon Oct 03, 2005 7:12 pm

Joeg_7 wrote:Fist of all you should have just started your own thread(this ones old)... but anyway
DEFINITELY buy the Saffire X800GTO2... You can unlock the extra 4 pipes on that card. Also since it uses the r480 core it will easily over clock past 500mhz.


ya should have started a new tread, I will in a bit after I do some more reading....but ya I think your right for the money it seems worth it

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Postposted on Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:16 am

Joeg_7 wrote:First of all you should have just started your own thread(this ones old)

/me puts on mod hat

Nah, we can just continue the discussion in here.

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