ATI Radeon X1800 XT....Vs... Geforce 7800 GTX

  Need4Speed 11:46 15 Nov 05

If you could choose 1 of the two graphics cards as above which would it be?

Price isnt a factor in the decision though!

Is there much in it in terms of fps etc and would they be compatibe ie to run 2 together (eg in SLI mode) on a ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe PCI-Express Mainboard - ATX.

Any advice......?

  jbp1982 12:58 15 Nov 05

the new 512mb geforce 7800gtx.

would be my choice!

  gudgulf 14:55 15 Nov 05

NVidia 7800GTX 512MB version................Read this click here

No contest.

  DieSse 15:19 15 Nov 05

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  Grima_Wormtongue 16:28 15 Nov 05

If you are looking to use two graphics cards eventually, it is worth pointing out that SLI is an NVIDIA only technolgy, so you will only be able to run Nvidia cards on it, with that ASUS motherboard.

If you do want to go the ATI route, you need a motherboard which supports CROSSFIRE, which is their SLI alternative. I have heard that there are teething problems with the initial batch of Crossfire motherboards as well.

Good luck with your purchase

  jbp1982 17:40 15 Nov 05

that new 7800 gtx scares me to say the least!

  mickylove 18:57 15 Nov 05

i have enclosed my system information i want to know what can i upgrade,graphics card,sound card if so what would be a good buy

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name MIKE-618AFC996B
System Manufacturer K1689
System Model K8Upgrade-1689
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 12 Stepping 0 AuthenticAMD ~2399 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. P1.10, 03/11/2004
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"

Time Zone GMT Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 1,023.18 MB
Available Physical Memory 482.36 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 2.40 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Name NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0342&SUBSYS_1955270F&REV_A1\4&2B6E8868&0&0008
Adapter Type GeForce FX 5700, NVIDIA compatible
Adapter Description NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700
Adapter RAM 256.00 MB (268,435,456 bytes)
Installed Drivers nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version
INF File oem30.inf (nv4_NV3x section)
Color Planes 1
Color Table Entries 4294967296
Resolution 1280 x 1024 x 60 hertz
Bits/Pixel 32
Memory Address 0xFD000000-0xFDFFFFFF
Memory Address 0xD0000000-0xDFFFFFFF
IRQ Channel IRQ 16
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\nv4_mini.sys (, 3.37 MB (3,530,432 bytes), 29/09/2005 21:40)

Name CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device
Manufacturer C-Media
Status OK
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_0111&SUBSYS_011113F6&REV_10\4&1F2C41BC&0&3010
I/O Port 0x0000D800-0x0000D8FF
IRQ Channel IRQ 18
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\cmaudio.sys (, 368.51 KB (377,358 bytes), 18/11/2002 14:51)


  jbp1982 19:14 15 Nov 05


start your own thread.

You'll get better help that way.

  Need4Speed 09:20 16 Nov 05

Yeah!! My thoughts exactly

  citadel 16:48 16 Nov 05

As microsoft are working on dx10 we all may be needing new cards.

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