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What graphics card?

  nojs 18:47 23 Oct 04
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After a new pc and have chosen a mesh with the fx55 chip in it.I have a choice of cards
Gforce 6800 gt or ultra
or
Radeon X800 pro or xt

Which one should I get?

Also a choice of monitors but have chosen the viewsonic vp201b, seems to get good reviews.

pc is this one
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  BITS&BOBS 19:36 23 Oct 04

Depends what effect your budget has on your choice?


The X800Pro is the least powerful with 12 pixel piplines.


The 6800 GT is more powerful than the X800Pro ofering 16 Pixel Pipelines and power not far off the top two:


The 6800 Ultra and X800XT are the two best cards out at the moment and both are out of this world if money is no object.


The N'Vida cards have support for SmartShader3.0 the next version that will be seen in new games something alot of people were surprised ATI left out.


For me if money was no object i'd go for the 6800 Ultra but other would go for the ATI X800XT the whole ATI N'Vida debate just like Intel and AMD.


The 6800 GT offers the best Value for money and can be clocked to Ultra Speeds and out Performs the X800Pro and is not to far behind the top Two,
As for the X8000Pro which is an amazing card by all standards only really consider it as the cheapest option if money is tight!!


I have a 6800 GT in My AMD64 3200 1GB PC3200 set up and enjoy 11000+ in 3DMark03 and play Farcry and Doom3 on highestsettings everything on with loads to spare so any choice with that monster PC you are buying will be fine.

  Rayuk 19:52 23 Oct 04

I would check the details for the Sony 19" monitor ie the response times if you are a gamer you want as low as possible.
16ms or less is the optimum nothing over 25ms maximum.

  Rayuk 19:53 23 Oct 04

Sorry should read more carefully the Viewsonic you have chosen has 16ms which should be excellent for gaming.

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