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Wondering where i stand!!!

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Bri62, 1 Feb 2006.

  1. Bri62

    Hitman

    Joined: 6 Oct 2004

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    Location: Widnes, Cheshire

    One of my 6800 ultra's has just died on me and am wondering where i stand ....thay are about a year old and am wondering what the warranty situation is ? plus would i be able to get another ultra? this is worrying as they wern't cheep when i got them !!!!!
     
  2. uknorthboy

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    The warranty info should be with the packaging that came with your 6800's but you are more than likely to get a minimum of 1 year.
     
  3. clv101

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    Location: Bristol

    It it's within a year the retailer should provide a warranty replacement... unless it's an OEM version then replacements are usually handled by the manufacture direct.
     
  4. Bri62

    Hitman

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    Thing is are there still ultras available as i will need an exact match for it to utilise SLi It was an overclockers purchase and they dont do ultras anymore !
     
  5. Goksly

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    manufacture might have a small backpile for situations like this. more often than not they will however give you a newercard - at a guess a 7800GT....
    although, this sli business does pose a problem. would be very interested to see what happens.
     
  6. Mr Mister

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    im in a similar boat. Ive got a x800 pro which has just failed on me :( I very much doubt they will have any x800 pro's to replace it. Do you think if i asked they would provide a 2gb ram kit to equal value of the card i bought?
     
  7. stigggeh

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    they might repair it depending on whats up ?
     
  8. Bri62

    Hitman

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    stigggeh ......thats a thought! although i smelt burning and when i looked the screen had gone off and there was no fan movement on the said gfx card looked to be totaly dead but saying that it would solve a lot of problems if they could repair it on the other hand if they replace it with a 7800GT i could always sell the good ultra on MM and buy a match for the 7800!! i have the puter running on one ultra atm :(
     
    Last edited: 2 Feb 2006
  9. Bri62

    Hitman

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    sorted....... overclockers have offered a refund on the defective one but that doesn't really help me as they dont produce the ultra anymore so i have a single ultra in my mobo, looks like a upgrade is in the pipeline any idea's as to a good upgrade SLi, my ultra's was giving me 10,895 in 3dmark05 will two GTX 7800 give me a large enough increase to warrant the expence of upgrading ? or should i wait?
     
  10. Fx-Overlord

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    The GTXs are are quite a bit faster than the ultras. However, if i were you, i would sell the 2nd ultra and get yourself a single x1900xt. In many cases the XT will be faster than SLi ultras and not much slower in the others.

    EDIT: Looking at some past reviews, a single GTX would be competitive with SLi ultras, so a x1900xt should be quite a bit faster than SLi ultras :p
     
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  11. Bri62

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    Thanks for your input .....just to clarify, x1900xt will be just a little slower than two SLi'd GTX's????
     
  12. ACESHIGH

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    That would be 256MB GTX (not 512MB - but then these cost more also).

    Note SLI, due to overhead (even when using 512MB GTX cards) is sometimes slower than when using a single card of the same type. Games where SLI is slower than a single card include Half Life 2, Serious Sam 2 & Fable (there are others).

    So the X1900XT is a wise choice.
     
  13. Fx-Overlord

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    Nah, SLi GTXs would be a bit faster than a x1900xt. I was trying to save you money since an x1900xt would cost you £360 compared to £660. A x1900xt is more comparable to SLi 7800GTs, perhaps a tad slower in general, and power consumption is the same.

    Not withstanding the extremely expensive GTX 512MB and crossfire, since you don't have a crossfire motherboard, perfomance from top to bottom is something like the following:

    SLi GTX £660
    SLi GT £410 or x1900xt £360
    7800GTX £330 or x1800xt £295 or SLi 6800 ultras
    7800GT £205

    Best value for money would be the x1900xt or the SLi GTs IMO. I would take the x1900xt because of the HDR+AA and the non angle dependant AF. SLI AA takes too much a performance hit to be playable at higher rez.
     
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  14. Yucca

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    They offered you a cash refund?! I am very supprised, i thought they would just offer to send you a new one! Or somthing simular.
     
  15. chaparral

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    I have both..Two 7800gtx sli and single xt1900xt-x..

    Half-life 2 lost coast =
    98fps at 1920x1200 4xaa 8xaf Two 7800gtx in sli (485/1300)
    72fps at 1920x1200 4xaa 8xaf xt1900xt-x (690/795)

    X3-reunion =
    52fps at 1920x1200 4xaa 8xaf Two 7800gtx in sli (485/1300)
    54fps at 1920x1200 4xaa 8xaf xt1900xt-x (690/795)

    touring cars3 demo
    200fps at 1920x1200 4xaa 8xaf Two 7800gtx in sli (485/1300)
    135fps at 1600x1200 4xaa 8xaf xt1900xt-x (690/795)

    Fear =
    50fps at 1920x1200 4xaa 8xaf Two 7800gtx in sli (485/1300)
    48fps at 1920x1200 4xaa 8xaf xt1900xt-x (690/795)

    Call of Duty 2 = about 5 to 10fps slower on the xt1900xt-x at 1920x1200

    12650 3dmark 05 Two 7800gtx in sli (485/1300)
    11315 3dmark 05 xt1900xt-x (690/795)
     
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  16. Platinum Pete

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    i seriously doubt it would be a full refund for the original card- warenty will usually take into account depreciation when a cash refund is given
     
  17. Bri62

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    The refund is for what the card last sold for, not what i paid for it!!
     
  18. Platinum Pete

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    ah ok makes sense- from what you say you probably still got a good deal out of it as ultras havent been sold for a while now.