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And its down to 3 - which one ?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Combat squirrel, 18 Feb 2006.

  1. Combat squirrel

    Capodecina

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    1) Albatron NVIDIA 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI-E (OEM) - £199 INC VAT

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    400c/1000m

    2) HIS Excalibur ATI Radeon X1800 XL 256MB AVIVO £211 INC VAT

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    500c/1000m

    3) Leadtek WinFast PX 7800GT MyVIVO Extreme PCI-E £229.98

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    450c/1050m

    Or is there something else at approx the £200 range which is better than the above ?, the £229 Leadtek is REALLY pushing the budget as it is, cheers :)
     
  2. Gibbo

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    HI there

    Out of those cards the X1800 XL is the best buy, especially when you consider how well they overclock. :)
     
  3. Combat squirrel

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    Cheers Gibbo, about what core/mem speeds to most people get out of the x1800XL Cards though?
     
  4. sgoaty

    Wise Guy

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    alot are doing near XT speeds
     
  5. Gibbo

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    More or less XT speeds, hence why they are great value. :)
    Also remember ATI's image quality is superior to NVIDIA's too. :)
     
  6. Combat squirrel

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    Alot of the reviews iv just skipped through place the 7800GT as the better card, however these were done when the x1800XL was only just released, have the drivers now matured enough to make it a faster card at stock speeds?
     
  7. Gibbo

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    Yes newer drivers like the Catalyst 6.2's have boosted performance quite a bit. :)
     
  8. Combat squirrel

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    ahhhhhhhhhh eggcellent, ill be avin a butchers then, cheers folks