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|17th July 2006, 15:20||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2004
I enjoyed my PCI-E 6800GT, but for AGP there seems to be a power problem. As AGP cards do not have the additional AGP->PCI-E bridge chip near the GPU, those cards run ~10°C cooler then PCI-E models. But still, PCI-E overclocks better then AGP models, due to the power problem.
The ATI cards are very fast also, but I don't know if there are problems there.
|17th July 2006, 15:38||#3|
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The X850Pro is a tiny bit faster i think.
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|17th July 2006, 16:22||#4|
Join Date: May 2002
I would go for 6800GT, it's tried and proved to be quite the contender and has a technical advantage over the X800, 6 series supports SM 3.0 which is needed for some games (like Oblivion) to be able to play with HDR "on". The X800 series is lacking here and some games look less interesting.
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