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UDX
07-31-04, 11:59 AM
I'm thinking about buying a new VGA card (doom is about to come:P). What do you guys think the best choice is? I can spend 425 euros max (about 480 USD, i live in holland). But those cards are relatively expensive in holland (i think):

6800 128MB (point of view) - 301 euros (about 360 USD)
6800 128MB (XFX) - 323 euros (388USD)
6800 256MB (ASUS V9999) - 429 euros (515 USD)
6800 GT 256MB (point of view/XFX) - 424 euros (509 USD)
*X800Pro 256MB (Ati) - 400 euros (480 USD)

I think the last one would be the best choice. I also prefer 256MB, cause i want to play doom 3 at 1280x1024 @ high quality (and if it may 8xAF). Or is 128MB sufficient? I can also wait until i have enough money to buy a 6800Ultra, but i'd rather spend the extra money (126 dollar, in my land) for better cooling for my proc (Zalman A7000Cu) and extra memory, see below.
Or do you think it's better to buy an X800Pro, despite PS3.0? :clap:

ja18
07-31-04, 12:34 PM
they have the oc version of the chaintech 6800 at zipzoomfly.com for 286 usd free ship

Tyr-Sog
07-31-04, 12:59 PM
I would go for the 6800GT hands down. You're getting the most for your buck and it is going to be little more future proof then the 6800nu. IMO the X800pro is a nonfactor just because it's the same price as the 6800gt yet you get the 16 pipelines and a few extra features.

Nandro
07-31-04, 01:07 PM
For the prices you put up, I would get the 6800NU. Only because I have had all three 6800's and the benches from doom 3 show the NU doing very well, better than all of the x800 cards and not very far from the others. to go from $360 up over $500 is too much in my opinion unless you have that kind of money to spend. I wound up keeping my GT and selling the Ultra to get the NU.

UDX
08-01-04, 05:13 AM
thanks for the replys. if i sell my old ti4600, i have enough money to spend. But how much can i ask for that card? $50/75/100/125 ?

honestjohn
08-01-04, 12:02 PM
Probably around $50-$70 US depending on card's features such as VIVO or DVI as some cards were made.

I would go 6800GT if I were you, as others have said, this is without a doubt, the best bang for the buck card around and judging from what I've read on various forums, most can overclock to at least Ultra speeds as mine does. Find a good price and grab one.

SH0DAN
08-01-04, 12:37 PM
after reading this review,I'm ordering this on tuesday >>>>>

http://www.gamers-depot.com/hardware/video_cards/asus/v9999ge/001.htm

monly
08-01-04, 12:53 PM
after reading this review,I'm ordering this on tuesday >>>>>

http://www.gamers-depot.com/hardware/video_cards/asus/v9999ge/001.htm

very good for you, you are chosing the worse card than the GT. 256mb memory is not everything.

Blacklash
08-01-04, 12:57 PM
For the prices you posted I would go 6800 too. It seems to be a nice card especially if you play 1024x768>

CaptNKILL
08-01-04, 02:19 PM
What the hell? Shodan, how much did you spend on that thing?

I didnt know there was a 256Mb 6800 NU. It cant possibly be much cheaper than a 6800 GT :screwy:

Nandro
08-01-04, 03:29 PM
From his prices in the top post its actually more expensive than the GT

Bah!
08-01-04, 04:15 PM
after reading this review,I'm ordering this on tuesday >>>>>

http://www.gamers-depot.com/hardware/video_cards/asus/v9999ge/001.htm


I don't understand what they are trying to do with this card. Its a 6800nu but it has the exact same specs as the GT(DDR3 ram at 1ghz, 350mhz core) but it still only has 12 pipelines. Its supposed to overclock well due to two molex connectors like the Ultra, and it costs the same price as the average Gt.

Thats the wierdest mix for a 6800 series i've seen so far. I don't understand why anyone would buy this card. If you wanted a 6800nu your probabaly getting it for the nice price $299 and this card kills that idea, if you had the money for a GT you could get it for the same price as this with 16 pipes instead of 12 and no overclocking necessary.

The only reason i see anyone buying this card is because they cant get hold of a regular 6800 or GT, otherwise this card has no market.

zer0xp
08-01-04, 06:06 PM
I agree with Bah!. But if this card had 16 pipelines, and teh same features, im sure everyone would pick it up for sure.
Since it only has 12 pipelines, the same price as a GT, i'm confused as to why anyone would possibly buy this thing?

monly
08-01-04, 06:11 PM
Because its a gamers edition lol. people will think its better

SH0DAN
08-01-04, 07:53 PM
thats CDN dollars NOT u.s. 459 with tax

CaptNKILL
08-01-04, 08:04 PM
thats CDN dollars NOT u.s. 459 with tax
What does it come out to in USD? If its anything over $350, theres no way id go for a 256Mb 6800 NU. You can get a 6800GT for $400 USD easily.

zer0xp
08-01-04, 08:10 PM
I wouldnt say *easily*, but it is possible. I wouldnt mind getting a 256mb NU for around 350 either.

CaptNKILL
08-01-04, 08:16 PM
I wouldnt say *easily*, but it is possible. I wouldnt mind getting a 256mb NU for around 350 either.
Just go to a manufacturer that also sells their own cards, like EVGA... they are on preorder now, but youd get it for $400 and its scheduled for the 10th so its not much of a wait.

Oh well, im sure itl still be a great card Shodan. I was just surprised by the price that the thread starter showed. At that price, it makes no sense :p

SH0DAN
08-01-04, 09:38 PM
345.80 us dollars with tax. :)

CaptNKILL
08-01-04, 09:44 PM
345.80 us dollars with tax. :)
OOo that is a good deal, thats a very nice piece of hardware if it can be bought for that price in the US.

SH0DAN
08-01-04, 09:49 PM
all I know is come tuesday I'm ordering one.it works out to over 150 dollars less
then a GT for me.