View Full Version : Help!! gForce 6800 or ATI x300 for Sharp LC-32GD4U

01-23-05, 12:41 PM
I have read several post on this forum of how gFource 6800 cannot give 1360x768 or 1368x768 on Sharp Widescreen LCD TVs because of EDID issue on the TVs. I just bought a Sharp LC-32GD4U which I like very much. I am trying to buy a Dell desktop for which I have a choice of ATI x300 or gFource 6800 (NOT ultra). I really really want 1368x768 resolution with my Sharp TV, can this be done with with ATI x300 using PowerStrip. I have read how people were able to do this with ATI 8500, but I cannot pick this card with the Dell I am trying to get because 8500 is discontinued by ATI. :( So basically should I get the Dell with ATI x300 or gFource 6800 and wait until they get the right drivers to support 1366x768. I hate waiting.

Thank You in Advance.

01-23-05, 01:15 PM
Hi, and welcome to the forum.

My 6800 Ultra can do 1380x768 without any modifications. I would strongly suggest going with the 6800 which offers far more power than an X300 (which is essentially a PCIe version of the Radeon 9250 [aka. royal POS]. If you want to save some money and not play games, go with the x300; however, if you want something that will play all games, and run at your Sharp native resolution, go with the 6800. I'm running 67.03 drivers that can attain that resolution.

Good luck.

01-23-05, 01:37 PM
But you have 6800 Ultra which has an external TDMS generator, I don't know if 6800 has an external TDMS generator (as indicated here http://www.geocities.com/jgeneedid/ ). I don't want to get 6800 and NOT be able to get 1368x768 or 1360x768 to work with my Sharp LCD TV. I understand 6800 is much more powerfull but the only game I play is WarCraft 3 Frozen Throne. My main conern to be able to use my Sharp LC-32GD4U at a good resolution, I need to know if I can do this with 6800 NOT 6800 Ultra, if I can't can I do it with ATI x300.


01-23-05, 02:46 PM
I have a 6800NU and I went to check if I can set it on 1360x768 and indeed I was able to do it, heres a pic:

http://img199.exs.cx/img199/8364/13608gb.th.jpg (http://img199.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img199&image=13608gb.jpg)

Hope this helps.

01-23-05, 03:09 PM
I'd definately get a 256mb 6800 myself.