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x800 xt platinum edition

by The -e^(i*pi) / August 11, 2005 9:21 AM PDT

i can get a x800 xt platinum edition (agp) for $230, is this a good deal? oh and the product number is 100-435508

the pci is $300

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its a good deal if u dont plan to play future games
by nerdyboy1234 / August 11, 2005 11:51 AM PDT

as the ati x300, x700, x800s do not support sm3.0 or fp32.

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which of these to get?
by ksoiehawo / August 11, 2005 4:56 PM PDT
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the geforce is worth it
by nerdyboy1234 / August 11, 2005 5:04 PM PDT
In reply to: which of these to get?

as it supports sm3 and fp32 which is needed for future games.

if u go circuit city the geforce6800gt is only 290usd but i'm not sure if its still at that price...think the rebate expired today or something

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by The -e^(i*pi) / August 11, 2005 11:56 PM PDT

Thanks for the info, il go with the newer ones

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by ksoiehawo / August 12, 2005 2:54 AM PDT

some guy on the gamespot forums said that the GeForce is not worth it...
I guess it all depends on the games that are going to come out

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except that
by ozos / August 12, 2005 4:08 AM PDT
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it's already known that SM3.0 is going to be a requirement of upcoming games

the FP precision thing hasn't been an issue for ATi, and probably won't be for a long time (i'm guessing the game will be overall too demanding/beyond the card's overall ability before the FP issue arises)

but SM3.0 is going to be a part of upcoming games
because it's a part of current games (Half-Life 2 and FarCry can use it, and do use it on GeForce 6 cards)

my take is basically this:
if your fine buying a $300-$500 card that you already KNOW will have issues with games due to lack of feature support, go for it, just know that you have to upgrade sooner

me personally, I cannot justify purchase of a $300-$600 card that won't support things I want it to support in the future
i'd rather be able to play the game at the settings I like
6800GT allows that, I don't feel that if i'm spending a fair deal of my hard earned money that I should have to compromise just to say I have a different brand or to get 2-3% higher in a benchmark

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what is fp32?
by ksoiehawo / August 12, 2005 10:26 AM PDT
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I think I will maybe get the 6800GT when it drops even lower

but what is fp32?

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