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Old 07-08-04, 11:10 PM   #1
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Default Showdown: BFG 6800 GT vs Gainward 5800 (pics)

Hey there, everybody. I thought I'd post some pics of just how advanced IMO the 6800 GT is, especially when compared to my "old" vid card, a Gainward Geforce FX 5800 (yes, 5800).

I attached a massive heatpipe to the 5800 'cause I hated its leafblower-like sound. It's amazing to see the difference between the overly-complicated 5800 and the elegant (and astoundingly fast) 6800 GT. The pics are attached.
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Old 07-09-04, 12:03 AM   #2
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Holy bonkers that Thermtake Heat Piped HSF is sure huge!

Anyways enjoy and do please post some feedbacks here
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Old 07-09-04, 12:05 AM   #3
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yeah and send that 5800 my way when you're done with it!!

I have an nv30 orphanage, yeah...
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The 5800 looks like its going to eat the poor gt
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The 5800 looks like its going to eat the poor gt

Yes! The GT is cowering in terror. 'Till it's installed, at which point it kicks the everloving #%*! out of the 5800 Ultra. No matter what resolution I set the GT at, Far Cry with all the settings on "Very High" runs between 50-75 fps. Methinks the CPU (AthlonXP 2500+ overclocked to 2147MHz/400FSB) is now the bottleneck.

Only disconcerting thing: the heatpiped 5800 Ultra never got hotter than 75 degrees (I watch the temperature indicator on a second monitor) during gameplay. The BFG 6800 GT OC regularly hits **91 degrees**!! Zikes!!
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at least the cooler on the 5800 is much better as compared to the reference cooler

peaks out something like 65 when i'm gaming
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