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Thread: 6800GT vs X800XL. Which is best?

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130215

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    I personally think the ATI Radeon X800XL is better due to it's 400 MHz Core Clock. Nvidia's 6800GT only has a 350MHz Core Clock. That's extra 50Mhz has got to make some kind of difference in performance. Nvidia's card is 20Mhz faster in the Memory Clock, but big deal... Nivida's also has a ton of Features, but are they really worth it?

    Nvidia's features:
    NVIDIA CineFX 3.0 Technology
    Powers the next generation of cinematic realism. Full support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 enables stunning and complex special effects. Next-generation shader architecture delivers faster and smoother gameplay.
    64-Bit Texture Filtering and Blending
    Based on the OpenEXR technology from Industrial Light and Magic, NVIDIA's 64-bit texture implementation sets new standards for image clarity and quality through floating point capabilities in shading, filtering, texturing, and blending.
    NVIDIA UltraShadow II Technology
    Enhances the performance of bleeding-edge games, like id Software's Doom III, that feature complex scenes with multiple light sources and objects. Second-generation technology delivers more than 4X the shadow processing power over the previous generation.
    Superscalar 16-pipe GPU Architecture

    Delivers 8x the shading power of previous generation products for screaming gaming performance.
    Intellisample 3.0
    The industry's fastest antialiasing delivers ultra-realistic visuals, with no jagged edges, at lightning-fast speeds. Visual quality is taken to new heights through a new rotated grid sampling pattern.
    Vertex Shaders 3.0
    Pixel Shaders 3.0

    ATI's features:
    CrossFire Ready
    DVD Edition
    16 parallel pixel pipelines
    6 parallel vertex processing engines
    SMARTSHADER HD increased maximum shader instruction count to 1,536 from 160, new high-performance shader compiler
    SMOOTHVISION HD improved AA and AF performance for HD resolutions, 12X effective Temporal MSAA generates the sharpest and clearest images
    VIDEOSHADER HD integrated shader features to provide unprecedented support for digital and high definition video
    HYPER Z HD enhanced Hi-Z buffer for improved performance at HD resolutions
    3Dc provided image enhancement, acceleration technology resulting in high polygon characters and scenes
    128-bit, 64-bit, 32-bit per pixel floating point color formats

    Oh yes, they both appear to have huge fans...so I suppose they both run around similare tempratures..
    Last edited by Wolfmight; 11-25-2005 at 06:45 PM.

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    According to what i read on a link from google. The x800xl compares to the 6800ultra, and the ultra is better than it. the 6800 gt , unless it's overclocked, isn't better than the x800xl..

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    definately the 6800gt. better technology, supports sli, & beats in more benchmarks. only thing x800xl has over is takes less power consumption.
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    try to use nvidia on higher resolutions (1600x1200 for example) and tell me your opinion than. i'm curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gugutza
    try to use nvidia on higher resolutions (1600x1200 for example) and tell me your opinion than. i'm curious.
    with these cards that really doesn't make a difference. what does is AF & AA.
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