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« on: May 11, 2005, 08:10:58 PM »

When ATI switched to this new numbering format, I had no idea that I had dropped behind in graphics power (I have a 9800 XT right now).  I had heard that NVidia had taken the lead again, but I don't have an SLI or PCI-Express motherboard (I barely know what that means, even, that's how far behind I am - I did have the dual 3DFX cards once upon a time, and I believe NVidia's  SLI comes from their buyout of 3DFX).

So, for AGP, it looks like the Radeon X850 XT Platinum Edition is the cream of the crop (I switched to ATI from NVidia when they took the lead awhile ago, but it seems the tides have turned back.  However, I do like Anti-Aliasing and think ATI's graphics look sharper [less blurry, anyway]).  I found this http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0009B0GIG/qid=1115841615/sr=8-1/ref=pd_csp_1/002-8290001-7416863?v=glance&s=electronics&n=507846 on Amazon, but can't seem to find the card anywhere else.  Is it really out?

I'm willing to hear opinions about NVidia cards, too, by the way.

I am looking for the best I can get without changing mo'boards.  Money isn't a real object, though I'd like to keep it around $500 if possible.

Thanks in advance for help!
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2005, 03:43:19 AM »

Really. no one can help?
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2005, 04:20:34 AM »

Im sorry I have no idea...Im too poor to even get a 600GT I want. So ever considered being a sugar daddy?..uhh just throwing that out there.  :wink:
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2005, 04:34:58 AM »

Thanks for the response, anyway.  I was feeling like I'd been screaming into the void.  Primal and all, but a little frustrating.
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2005, 05:15:46 AM »

BTW look on www.pricewatch.com. I did and you can get that card you linked to for under $500 if you really want it. Me, Im a nVidia / intel person. I dont hate AMD or ATI I just always preferred the stability and compatibility that nvid and intel offered me. Im not sure what that 850 supports off hand but I know the nVidia cards support pixel shader 3.0 where ATI did'nt.
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2005, 03:23:36 PM »

Go to NEWEGG.com and enter "Radeon X850 XT Platinum Edition" and you'll find the card available for purchase.

The model available is a -

SAPPHIRE 100111-RD Radeon X850XTPE 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - OEM
Model #: 100111-RD
Item #: N82E16814102518

PRICE IS $469.00 plus shipping.
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