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I have a choice between these two cards ???

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by wiggyuk, 31 Jan 2006.

  1. wiggyuk

    Hitman

    Joined: 1 Oct 2004

    Posts: 706

    Location: Rowley Regis, West Mids

    I have been offered two AGP cards see below

    X800 Pro = £80
    Hercules 9800XT = £90

    Which one is the best ?
     
  2. stigggeh

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Apr 2004

    Posts: 2,894

    x800pro = best
     
  3. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,305

    X800 Pro is easily better than a 9800XT!

    Why is it cheaper though? Thats what i would want to know!
     
  4. stigggeh

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Apr 2004

    Posts: 2,894

    yep the 9800XT is about 20-30quid overpriced for second hand and the x800 is about £30 underpriced, make sure you check it out before you buy.

    the x800pro is almost twice the speed of the 9800XT btw
     
  5. wiggyuk

    Hitman

    Joined: 1 Oct 2004

    Posts: 706

    Location: Rowley Regis, West Mids

    Thats what I said to the guy I told him I was not willing to pay extra for a card that as less performance, he said the 9800XT easily out performs the x800, so I checked some benchmarks out and I could see that the x800 is way better the 6600GT outperforms the 9800XT on some benchmarks he was selling one of these for £60 this is the one I wanted firstly and then he said he was keeping the 6600GT for his daugthers machine, but know I think he is taking to the computer exchange locally to him, he said they would give him £90 cash for the 9800XT ????
     
  6. stigggeh

    Mobster

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    sounds like he is trying to con you into it mate, send him these
    Benchmarks at toms (and the following few pages)

    tell him to sell it locally and go for the x800pro (as long as its working perfect)
     
  7. man_from_uncle

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,345

    No question, the x800pro is a generation ahead of the 9800XT (I wouldn't say twice as good, but you'll notice the difference in any game released in the last year). That's a really good price for it too.
     
  8. stigggeh

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Apr 2004

    Posts: 2,894

    hence i said ALMOST ;)
     
  9. 4T5

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 30 Aug 2004

    Posts: 27,746

    Location: Middle of England

    Real World.
    My last card = 9800XT 3D Mark 05 score posted at just over 3k.
    Current card = X800pro@pe 3D Mark 05 score currently posted @ 6007.
    Odviously mine is unlocked and modded but you should get over 5k from Any X800pro.

    Its a no brainer odviously. X800pro for the win. :)
    That price is damn cheap though. I would want to see its temps under load or get some kind of gaurantee.

    Hope that helps.
     
  10. wiggyuk

    Hitman

    Joined: 1 Oct 2004

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    Location: Rowley Regis, West Mids

    Ok he has come back to me today and offered me this card Xpertvision 660GT for £65, what do you guys think ?

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  11. Vegeta

    Soldato

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    Posts: 5,633

    you mind giving me his contact details? i'll take cheap cards off him all day if he doesnt know what hes got :D
     
  12. wiggyuk

    Hitman

    Joined: 1 Oct 2004

    Posts: 706

    Location: Rowley Regis, West Mids

    I think he his taking the pi$$ to be honest, I told him I will have it so he replies by saying he is taking it to the coumputer exchange ?