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Worth the extra money?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by RichsAccount, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. RichsAccount New Member

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    i was looking for parts for building my computer and i came across a VisionTek XTASY Radeon X850XT on sale for $189.99 canadian in the flyer. my first choice was the ATI Radeon X800XL 256MB on sale for $129.99. now im having second thoughts about getting the x800xl. is the x850xt worth the extra 50 dollars? and what can i expect from the card? thanks
     
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    I would buy the 800xl and save $50 Canadian (which is like what $4 us?? lol j/k)
    Same core just slower speeds. I actually run my 850 at 800 speeds b/c it gets hot (I swear unlocking the 4 pipes added 5-10C)

    my 2 cents
     
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    would i beable to run games such as battlefield 2 and oblivion using the x800xl?
     
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    oh yea, it shouldn't be a problem for that card at all. Also how well have you shopped around because i'ld be willing to bet you could find better prices than that.
     
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