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X1800XT trade for X1900XT??????

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by damosnelly, 10 May 2006.

  1. damosnelly

    Associate

    Joined: 31 Dec 2005

    Posts: 6

    Ok so i bought an X1800XT 512mb card about 3 or 4 months ago and im now tempted to sell it and go for the X1900XT card instead.....

    Anyone tell me if this is worth doing and how much performance increase i will get for my buck?....

    Also if anyone is interested in this card im open to offers

    :rolleyes:
     
  2. Darkwave

    Capodecina

    Joined: 25 Oct 2005

    Posts: 13,780

    Go with whatever you feel like, but it is this Scrooge's opinion that the X1800XT (even the 256MB model) will last quite deeply into 2007, at which point there will be more than a few DirectX 10 titles out. Save your money. :)
     
  3. wellibob

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Mar 2006

    Posts: 4,019

    Yep, he`s dead right you know ;)
     
  4. damosnelly

    Associate

    Joined: 31 Dec 2005

    Posts: 6

    Cool thanks very much.....you actually have an identical system spec to mine.....same board, mem and vid card....
     
  5. Darkwave

    Capodecina

    Joined: 25 Oct 2005

    Posts: 13,780

    Seriously? :eek: That must be bending the laws of probability a bit, lol. :D
     
  6. LoadsaMoney

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

    Posts: 29,705

    Location: In a house

    Well the killers the brand new XT's at £145, fair enough they have only got 256mb, but i think ppl would still prefer to buy brand new, so if you cant get more than that for yours then id forget it, as the x1900 XT is nowhere near worth an extra £150 over the x1800 (as the cheapest x1900 here is about £300) imo of course, but at the end of the day its up to you, but id say the resale value of the 512mb ones has gone because of the brand new 256mb ones for £145.
     
  7. Tommy B

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 8,027

    Location: The Place To Be

    I simply cannot get over how good my HIS iceq X1900XT is. Playing HL2 Lost Coast with HDR, 16XAA and 8XAF looks absolutely stunning. It renders an absolutely ridiculously high frame rate for what it's doing.

    I also can't believe the CRYSIS videos were done on an X1900XT. It's a godlike card :D
     
  8. AceCard

    Gangster

    Joined: 26 Apr 2006

    Posts: 124

    i'm ordering that card for my sn25p shuttle, if it doesnt fit with the air duct taken out i'll have a nervous breakdown......as i hate the ref design of the x1000 series.

    quick question tommyb is the cooler flat the whole length of the card?? does the fan at the end pertrude?
     
  9. Tommy B

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    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

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    Flat as far as I can tell but the card is HUGE.
     
  10. AceCard

    Gangster

    Joined: 26 Apr 2006

    Posts: 124

    huge in length compared to the ref design?? the pcb is the same size right?? and its dual slot??
     
  11. Tommy B

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    I don't know, but it's just big. Yes it is a dual slot.
     
  12. andyr

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Feb 2004

    Posts: 1,946

    Location: Stoke

    Hi just sold my 1800 512 on that well known site and it fetched £210, and i got £260 for my master card a few days earlier so the 512's aren't doing
    so bad on resale, got my 1900xtx and its nice and quick just over 1000 marks higher on 06 and will crossfire once i have the cash, and id like to get a 650/1550 master to match the slave but so far best i have found is a 650/1450
     
  13. lay-z-boy

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 9,231

    Location: Nantwich

    but 3d mark isnt a game.....

    and no, it isnt worth it in the slightest. :)
     
  14. andyr

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Feb 2004

    Posts: 1,946

    Location: Stoke

    ok , its better in the games i have played so far like css and oblivion