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Old 07-07-07, 04:33 AM   #2
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Default Re: Information about the 6800XT

Originally Posted by umanzor
Hi, I currently have a fairly old system (P4 2,4GHz, 1.2 GB RAM, AGP 4x, GeForce 4 MX) and since I'm not planning to buy a new computer until next week, I really want to buy a new graphic card. I want the best thing I can get for this computer, not something too overkill that the cpu or the AGP 4X bus will bottleneck.

I have this on mind. Planning to buy in a a month.

But there are some problems. In the newegg page it says it supports AGP4X/8X, but in Biostar's site it says AGP 8X. Also, it doesn't say anything about the power supply, I currently have a 400W (well, it says Output: 400W).
The 6800xt is a 8x card, which is backwards compatible to 4x operation. And there will be very little difference in performance when using a 6800xt with a 4x AGP port !

But maybe more important is that to get the best from your new card, you should also consider overclocking the VGA card and your cpu/mobo ?

And unless your 400W PSU is a cheap generic type, it will probably be ok with a 6800xt ?

For a 68xxxx series card it's generally recommended that the PSU have a +12v rating of around 15-20 Amps ---> and I mean real RMS amps. The PSU is the heart of the computer, so always important to go for best quality version you can afford ?

With PSU's, the basic rule of "if you pay little, you get little for it", really is true !!

The more I know, the more I know I don't know

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