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ATI Radeon X1800 XT

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Dreamcaster, 7 Mar 2006.

  1. Dreamcaster


    Joined: 28 Oct 2005

    Posts: 307

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    I was looking to buy one of the new 7900 cards but came across this, which seems an amazing price for this kind of card.

    I have a 19" widescreen lcd, which as a max res of 1440x900. Do you think this card will be ok and last at least till the dx10 cards are out? or do you think i would be better off paying the extra for a 1900xt or 7900gt or gtx?

    I am upgrading from a gto2 btw
    Last edited: 7 Mar 2006
  2. JudgeC


    Joined: 7 May 2003

    Posts: 994

    Location: Leytonstone

    I did a similar upgrade, along the same principle. I also run at 1440x900 and was upgrading from an X800XL. I was looking at the options and considered forking out for a X1900XT, but considered this slightly overkill. I was then swaying towards a 7800GT or X1800XL when the 256MB X1800XT deal turned up. Considering it is only a little more than the XL I went for it and am more than happy with the results.

    At 1440x900, the performance increase that a X1900XT is going to offer, is not in my opinion worth the extra outlay.
    The X1800XT runs BF2, Quake4, HL2, Fear etc absolutely with ease at this resolution and should see you through to the point when DX10 cards are released.
  3. oweneades


    Joined: 17 Jul 2005

    Posts: 9,115

    My X1800XT 512 breezes through any game I throw at it maxed out without a problem. (1280x1024 res here).