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    Default Just a little tiny bit of advice on the 6800...

    [font color="blue" size="2" face="arial"]Hi all,
    I have, after a long, hard and paintful thinking time, decided I'm going to take the leap and splash out for the new 6800 :-) . Amazing card. Anyway, I have narrowed it down to pretty much 2 cards. One is a lot more expensive than the other. Could you please have a look at the specs of both of them below and tell me whether it is worth the price increase?

    The cheaper one:

    XFX GeForce 6800 128MB DDR Dual DVI/TV-Out (GX-018-XF)

    The groundbreaking new NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6800 graphics processing units (GPUs) and their revolutionary technologies power worlds where reality and fantasy meet; worlds in which new standards are set for visual realism and quality, performance, and video functionality. The GeForce 6800 GPUs deliver powerful, elegant graphics to drench your senses, immersing you in unparalleled worlds of visual effects for the ultimate PC experience.

    - 325MHz Core Engine Clock speed
    - 128MB 700MHz high speed DDR memory
    - Superscalar 12-Pipe GPU Architecture
    - CineFX 3.0 Engine
    - The Industry's First On-Chip Video Processor
    - UltraShadow II Technology
    - 64-Bit Texture Filtering and Blending
    - Intellisample 3.0 Technology
    - Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
    - nView Multi-Display Technology
    - Digital Vibrance Control 3.0
    - High-Speed DDR Memory Interface
    - 256-Bit Memory Interface with Advanced Memory Control
    - 128-Bit Studio-Precision Computation
    - Full-Speed 32-Bit Color Precision
    - Advanced Adaptive De-Interlacing
    - Video Scaling and Filtering
    - TV-Out
    - Dual 400MHz RAMDACs
    - 0.13 Micron Process Technology
    - Games Bundle including X2, Commandos3, MotoGP2 all full games


    Full Specification

    Price: £189.00 (Works out at about $405)



    And the more expensive one:

    XFX GeForce 6800 GT 256MB DDR3 Dual DVI/TV-Out (GX-017-XF)

    The groundbreaking new NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6800 graphics processing units (GPUs) and their revolutionary technologies power worlds where reality and fantasy meet; worlds in which new standards are set for visual realism and quality, performance, and video functionality. The GeForce 6800 GPUs deliver powerful, elegant graphics to drench your senses, immersing you in unparalleled worlds of visual effects for the ultimate PC experience.

    - 350MHz Core Engine Clock speed
    - 256MB 1000MHz high speed DDR3 memory
    - Superscalar 16-Pipe GPU Architecture
    - CineFX 3.0 Engine
    - The Industry's First On-Chip Video Processor
    - UltraShadow II Technology
    - 64-Bit Texture Filtering and Blending
    - Intellisample 3.0 Technology
    - Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
    - nView Multi-Display Technology
    - Digital Vibrance Control 3.0
    - High-Speed GDDR3 Memory Interface
    - 256-Bit Memory Interface with Advanced Memory Control
    - 128-Bit Studio-Precision Computation
    - Full-Speed 32-Bit Color Precision
    - Advanced Adaptive De-Interlacing
    - Video Scaling and Filtering
    - TV-Out
    - Dual 400MHz RAMDACs
    - 0.13 Micron Process Technology
    - Games Bundle including X2, Commandos3, MotoGP2 all full games


    Full Specification

    Price: £247.50 (works out at about $529)

    Thanks in advance!!!

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    Regards,

    Tom Wootton,

    CEO of Air be Virtual Airlines

    http://www.flightsim.com/dcforum/Use...f84db6c0fa.jpg

    We currently have space for new active Pilots! Feel free to have a browse round our site at www.airbe.tk

    woottsbj25@hotmail.com - add me to MSN if you want!


    3.0 GHz Intel Pentium with HyperThreading
    120 GB Hard Drive
    1024 MB SD DDR RAM
    GeForce FX 5200
    17" Flatscreen AOC Monitor
    TV and Radio Capabilities with Freeview
    HP PSC 1350 All-In-One
    Creative Speakers with Subwoofer and 5 speakers
    TDK DVD-+RW
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    Regards,
    Tom Wootton

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    Default RE: Just a little tiny bit of advice on the 6800...

    I'd say woul'd be better off spending that little bit extra and getting the 256MB GT Card. According to the specs you posted on both cards it has 16Pipes compared to 12 on the cheaper one and a faster core clock speed. If it was my choice I'd go for the 256MB Card because in the long run it would probably be a better decision.

    Anthony

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    Default RE: Just a little tiny bit of advice on the 6800...

    [font color="blue" size="2" face="arial"]Thanks very much, that's what I wanted![/font]


    Regards,

    Tom Wootton,

    CEO of Air be Virtual Airlines

    http://www.flightsim.com/dcforum/Use...f84db6c0fa.jpg

    We currently have space for new active Pilots! Feel free to have a browse round our site at www.airbe.tk

    woottsbj25@hotmail.com - add me to MSN if you want!


    3.0 GHz Intel Pentium with HyperThreading
    120 GB Hard Drive
    1024 MB SD DDR RAM
    GeForce FX 5200
    17" Flatscreen AOC Monitor
    TV and Radio Capabilities with Freeview
    HP PSC 1350 All-In-One
    Creative Speakers with Subwoofer and 5 speakers
    TDK DVD-+RW
    CH Products Flight Sim Yoke
    Regards,
    Tom Wootton

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