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Query for mate

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Alexrose1uk, 27 Feb 2006.

  1. Alexrose1uk


    Joined: 26 Apr 2004

    Posts: 8,648

    Location: Milton Keynes

    My mate wants to know if the x850xt is the best card around for less than 150 quid, and also wonders what the current batches are clocking like.
    Any idea anyone?

  2. CurlyWhirly

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 May 2003

    Posts: 1,429

    Location: UK

    I have an X850 XT and I have managed to get quite a good overclock out of it.
    I ran the ATI Overdrive utility and this gave slightly higher maximum overclocks for memory and core but after trying them out, they sometimes caused my PC to freeze so I now run the core and memory at the speeds displayed in my signature which are slightly lower but they are stable overclocking speeds now.
  3. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    Are you talking PCI-E or AGP? The X850XT is a great card if you get it for £150, you could also look at the 6800gs for about the same cash, it has 12 pipelines rather than 16 but will probably overclock better and has SM3 support. Another option if PCI-E is to get the X800 GTO16 for ~£130 and overclock it, it is slightly slower than the X850XT but can be overclocked although the memory or heatsinks etc may be of slightly lower quality.