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Riptide
02-28-07, 06:54 PM
What nvidia cards are out there with roughly same performance or slightly better than X850XT PE? In PCI Express please.

john19055
02-28-07, 07:30 PM
It really how much you want to spend and what resolutions you run at ,The 8800GTS 320mb is good at lower resolution ,but the 8800GTS 640mb is a better deal IMO since it does not cost that much more,and the 8800GTX would be the best one to go with.Any of these cards will be faster then the X850XT PE.and the I.Q will be just as good if not better.

Riptide
02-28-07, 07:51 PM
Yeah those are WAY faster than an X850 and WAY more expensive. I'm talking something in the same neighborhood performancewise. And hopefully for well under 2 bills.

stncttr908
02-28-07, 08:06 PM
I'd guess the 7600GT or 7900GS, something along those lines. I believe the 6800GT was a direct competitor to the X850, and the 7600GT is roughly as fast.

Riptide
02-28-07, 08:17 PM
Thanks

Sazar
02-28-07, 11:31 PM
7800 series, lower end cards.

The x8xx cards were faster than the nv4x cards, cept they didn't have shader 3.0 support.

Bman212121
03-01-07, 12:04 AM
7800 series, lower end cards.

The x8xx cards were faster than the nv4x cards, cept they didn't have shader 3.0 support.

The X800XT was directly in competition with the 6800U, and the 850 is only slightly faster. So you'll want to get at least a 7600GT, not GS, or anything 7800 or higher. The 7600GT is probably the same speed, as it is only a little faster than a 6800GT.

Blacklash
03-01-07, 02:58 AM
Man I hate to say it and I'd get a X1950Pro for 149usd after rebate from the Eqq:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102061

I like its AF filtering and shader power for games like Oblivion. Example:

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/3766/fol1280dd3.gif

If you had the cash for the 8800GTS 320mb I'd say get that hands down, and you said under 200usd.

Sazar
03-01-07, 05:55 PM
The X800XT was directly in competition with the 6800U, and the 850 is only slightly faster. So you'll want to get at least a 7600GT, not GS, or anything 7800 or higher. The 7600GT is probably the same speed, as it is only a little faster than a 6800GT.

No offense but my x800xt smacked my 6800ultra OC around in pretty much everything I played. With driver updates, even OGL games were not safe.

Bman212121
03-01-07, 06:06 PM
No offense but my x800xt smacked my 6800ultra OC around in pretty much everything I played. With driver updates, even OGL games were not safe.

Them's are fightin' words. :) (J/K) Hmm, the benchies I've seen would say otherwise, but I'm pretty sure the Radeons were better with AA, whereas the NV would have higher frames w/o.

john19055
03-02-07, 05:42 AM
They have a X1950XT for $219 and they have a 7900GT around $199.

swaaye
03-02-07, 02:01 PM
I just replaced one of those myself, but I blew way more $$ than just a equal replacement.

I'd suggest, if you want something on par, a X1650XT or 7600GT. They are around $100. X1650XT is a new GPU core with 24 shaders on 8 pipelines and is generally faster than 7600GT. It's actually the same chip used on some of the newer X1950 cards, but they turn off stuff for the mid-range. These will actually be a little slower than X850XT PE, but they are very cheap and are definitely powerful for the price.
http://www.techreport.com/reviews/2006q4/radeon-x1650xt/index.x?pg=1

And with X1650XT you get AA+HDR support. And better AA / texture filtering than the 7xxx cards.

Otherwise, if you want to seriously upgrade, I'd suggest a 8800 series card.

As for the little X850XT vs. 6800 Ultra comparison, try Oblivion. 6800 sucks big time in that game for whatever reason. ATI also has a nice edge in Far Cry and usually Source-engine. But in OpenGL games, NV usually takes the cake (especially in Doom3 engine stuff cuz of NV's double Z fillrate mode).