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How much faster is a x1900xtthen a 1800xt?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by mark35, 30 Jul 2006.

  1. mark35

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    buliding new system just want to know what to go for will upgrade latter on
     
  2. semi-pro waster

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    I can't remember the exact figures but I seem to recall a figure of ~10% being bandied about so given there is about £80 difference between the X1800XT 256mb and the X1900XT 512mb I'd go with the X1800XT particularly if you are going to upgrade soonish anyway. If you play at really high resolutions though you might be better to get the X1900XT right away though.
     
  3. LoadsaMoney

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    Its not worth £80+ extra put it that way. :)
     
  4. TaKeN

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    I only noticed slightly better IQ with the X1900 XT,


    If i needed the money i would have bought the X1800 .
     
  5. LoadsaMoney

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    There is no IQ differance. :confused:
     
  6. Raj

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    Can the x1800xt 215mb run that HansG 19inch widescreen monitor at decent resolutions and eye candy?
     
  7. Gibbo

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    Hi there

    Yes quite easily. :)
     
  8. Semiskimmed

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    to be honest theres not a massive increase over the x1800 with a x1900.
    i had the 512mb x1800 before my 1900xt, and nothing seems to be that much faster. i think i was sweet talked about the extra pixel shaders would be helpful in new games
     
  9. LoadsaMoney

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    Not with only 215mb of Ram it can't. ;)
     
  10. Psycho Sonny

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    its roughly 10% faster and not worth it in my opinion, ive had both cards and the x1800xt beats a 7900GT
     
  11. Ice On Fire

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    I didn't know that an X800 XT is faster then a 7900GT?
     
  12. TheOracle

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    This question has been done to death.

    IMHO res 1600x1200 or less the 1800xt will last till the dx10 cards are released.

    Higher res 1920x1200 or more :eek: then you may want the 1900xt if u want all the bells and whistles.

    To be honest, at £150 for the 1800 its a fantastic buy till christmas!
     
  13. Graeme43

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    X1800XT

    I use my X1800XT for 1920x1200 with all the bells and whistles (don't need aa :)) :D
     
  14. Ice On Fire

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    Just realised, it was early!! :p
     
  15. JSynnott

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    Bah! I'd most certainly go for the x1800xt if ATi had working widescreen support :(
     
  16. Scottie2004

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    How does it not?!?

    I'm running 1440 x 900 and everything is sweet.