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Worth upgrading to an X1800XT?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by chief barker, 31 Jul 2006.

  1. chief barker


    Joined: 12 Aug 2005

    Posts: 3,331

    Location: Orpington.

    Just a quick question, I currently have a 7800GTX (running @ 490- 1.28) considering that I can get £180 pounds for it from a friend, is it a worthwhile to buy the X1800XT. (If so, which one)

    I have a P4 presscot CPU running & 3.4, a 460W paxpower psu.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Bitchplz


    Joined: 23 Nov 2005

    Posts: 433

    Location: Ipswich

    No point really :p
  3. realscot

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Nov 2005

    Posts: 2,314

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    Well the X1800 is suppose to be faster than a 7900GT so i'd say yes. If you get the one in this week only you'll still have enough change from your mate to slap an Artic Cooling Accelero X2 Cooler which is quieter than the stock cooler. Should manage the delivery too for what your selling your GTX to your mate for.
    Remember and use driver cleaner to get rid of the Nvidia drivers unless you intend to do a reinstall.
    IMO slight improvement for free = worth it.
  4. Tetras


    Joined: 22 Jun 2006

    Posts: 3,737

    Wouldn't bother myself, performance and price so close that it isn't worth farting around with the drivers and swapping the cards over. If it was an X1900 XT then maybe :p
  5. chief barker


    Joined: 12 Aug 2005

    Posts: 3,331

    Location: Orpington.

    Thanks for the repiles, I think I will just keep saving for the new rig i'm planning for the summer 07.
  6. LoadsaMoney


    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

    Posts: 29,848

    Location: In a house

    Yeah the x1800 XT is faster than the 7800 GTX, and has the advantage of AA+HDR, but as said above its not worth the hastle of swapping drivers etc... and the 7800 GTX is still a good card that should be throwing your games around at high fps anyway. :)