otacon88
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2005-04-17T12:00:52Z
hey guys, first post here!! so i'm planning on getting a new video card. currently i have a 2 gig 786 MB RAM computer with a geforce FX 5200 128MB video card. next weekend, i will be upgrading to a 2.8 gig processor with 1 gig RAM. now i'm wondering what is the best graphics card to get? price is not an issue. i've been looking around on newegg, and the geforce 6800GT looks really appealing.

quick question: is there a really big difference between a 6800 and a 6800GT?? because the price differs by like $100.
Elsparrow
2005-04-17T13:22:12Z
A 6800GT will offer much better performance I think. Plain 6800's and 6600's are not that good and the GT's are almost as good as an Ultra but for alot less
Elsparrow
2005-04-17T13:46:27Z
Don't get an ultra. Its a lot more money for not a lot extra FPS or anything.
Elsparrow
2005-04-17T13:55:40Z
I go off the reviews that state the difference performance wise between Ultra and GT is very little yet can cost a lot more.

I get the impression that the GT is more value for money
Jordan
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2005-04-17T15:15:33Z
I'm with Elsp. For all the extra money you really don't get much more buying an Ultra.

Regular 6800s are comparable to 6600GTs (but I'd take a 6600GT over it). 6600GT is better value than a 6800GT but the 6800GT is quite a big step up. The 6600GT would go well in your system though, a 6800GT is more suited to the latest A64 or even 3GHz+ P4s. YOu also need a good quality PSU for a 6600GT and an even higher standard one for a 6800 Ultra.
otacon88
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2005-04-17T22:22:29Z
thanks for the replies guys. well, i finally decided on this card:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-125-168&depa=1

is that a good choice? it's pretty cheap, and excellent for what it's worth. and Jordan, excuse my noobishness, but what does PSU stand for?
SilentSpectre
2005-04-18T05:27:57Z
PSU is a power supply unit. You need to have a good power supply to run a good video card. You can end up with non booting issues or worse (damaged parts) with a cheapy powersupply. Get a good named brand like antec, enermax, ocz, etc, etc...if you have questions on the brand just ask - everyone has a preference and they're all more or less good to go if they get suggested here.
Jordan
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2005-04-18T08:08:33Z
There is a PSU guide in the PSU section too
stuio
2005-04-19T17:41:35Z
def 6800gt alot cheaper but alot of brands! i ended up with ATI X800XL Platinum excalibur as recommended on here, getting 440core 520ddr memory out of it. But my second choice was 6800gt
InfinityzeN
2005-04-20T12:20:34Z
Well if money really is no object, I would say get an ATI X850XL Platinum or a Nvidia Geforce 6800 Ultra Extreme Edition.

The the high frame rate might not be to dif between a 6800GT and a 6800Ultra, but the low frame rate is much better on the 6800Ultra and it will often times come with much better stuff.

Oh yea, you can't get a 6800 Ultra Extreme Edition in PCIe, only AGP.
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