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gate1975mlm
07-08-04, 07:09 AM
How much better is the Geforce 6800 GT vs ATI Radeon 9800 XT?

saturnotaku
07-08-04, 07:10 AM
About 100000000x

KickAssCop
07-08-04, 08:12 AM
Twice and then some..

Edit: Sorry that is the Ultra. GT is more like 1.75x faster!

Gator
07-08-04, 08:14 AM
No contest, 6800GT is considerably better.

The R9800XT is still an excellent card though! In fact it should be more than adequate for quite some time still. If you already own a R9800XT I wouldn't upgrade at this time unless you want to use the 6800GT at 1600x1200 with max AA/AF. And even then, the R9800XT could still probably handle that decently.

If you're buying new and are trying to decide between the R9800XT and 6800GT, then yes absolutely grab the 6800GT.

PaiN
07-08-04, 08:17 AM
About 100000000x
hehehe..... :spongebob

At stock speeds the XT will out perform the GT, but if you are willing to overclock and reach 6800Ulta speeds, performance of the two cards will be "close".
I had to make the same choice (had an X800Pro in this system before this GT and an XT on pre-order...) I ended up going with a 6800GT because 1. the price was "good" 2. it was available 3. most GTs were hitting Ultra speeds or better no prob. :) 4. and imo...the 6800's have a more advanced core achitecture that provides features like, sm3.0 support and UltraShadowII, that will be(and are) used in games, people with ATI cards will have speed but are going to be missing out on some good visuals and performance enhancements.

On that note.....after I got a few bugs worked out, I have no dought I made the right choice

*edit* sorry, thought you were compairing the X800XT to the 6800GT....
absolutely no contest against the 98XT vs. 6800GT. The GT is worlds away....GET ONE :)

Gator
07-08-04, 08:22 AM
...At stock speeds the XT will out perform the GT...
:screwy:

How can a R9800XT outoperform a 6800GT? Are you thinking of the X800? I mean I know 3dmark isn't everything nor is it a playable game... but the 6800GT's 3dmark BLOWS AWAY the R9800XT.

PaiN
07-08-04, 08:24 AM
:screwy:

How can a R9800XT outoperform a 6800GT? Are you thinking of the X800? I mean I know 3dmark isn't everything nor is it a playable game... but the 6800GT's 3dmark BLOWS AWAY the R9800XT.
late night, last night...hehe see my edit, sorry

svemirac
07-08-04, 09:13 AM
9800xt ??? PLease..... :(

Gator
07-08-04, 10:28 AM
late night, last night...hehe see my edit, sorry

LOL! Ya man I had a feeling you were confusing the X800 :lol2: Cool.

burningrave101
07-08-04, 11:12 AM
Have a look for yourself.

http://graphics.tomshardware.com/graphic/20040705/farcry-05.html#level_research

rohackle
07-08-04, 11:16 AM
duh

Arioch
07-08-04, 11:18 AM
If you are looking for a good value card the 9800 Pros are available for under $200 new from some retailers - these cards still offer good performance in games out now and in the near future. If value pricing is not an issue then you should be looking at something in the 6800 or X800 line.

zakelwe
07-08-04, 11:35 AM
Are the 9800's and FX 5900's coming down in price yet due to the new generation ?

Regards

Andy

evilchris
07-08-04, 11:39 AM
I just upgraded from a 9800 Pro to a GT, and it is over 2x faster if that helps.

Gator
07-08-04, 11:50 AM
Are the 9800's and FX 5900's coming down in price yet due to the new generation ?

Regards

Andy

Sadly they are not. The R9800Pro is steady around $200. The FX5900XT stays around $175. The problem is the X800 and 6800 still sell for more than $300. So as long as they don't reach the $200 or lower range, ATI and NV have no reason to lower the price on their older cards. Those cards fill a certain price range for folks (like me) who really cant/wont spend more than $200 on just a video card. It's the same reason they have the FX5700 steady at $135, it fills a lower price range, and the FX5200 at $85 or less, etc.

surfhurleydude
07-08-04, 12:06 PM
nVidia has a sloberknocker on their hands with the 6800 GT. Can't go wrong with it.