Dillemma: x1900XT/XTX/x1800XT

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by netnexus, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. Kon$olE

    Kon$olE Ancient Guru

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    Well theres nothing to be upset about! You own an amazing card, hope you dont get buyers remorse (I did when i got my XTPE :( )

    It is strange about the price, i know alot of people from HK, and have been a couple of times, usually everything is @ great prices.

    I want to talk about OC'ing a bit... the 850's, 1800's and 1900's seem to respond very poorly to it with stock cooling. You, and many others, have water cooling, and i find that there is a huge jump in the ability to OC with it. I know phrozin got his XTPE to 8.5k 3d marks (05) , which is a huge jump from the around 6k it gets stock.
    Im hoping that the 1800/1900 have the same thing, for your sake. From what i've seen, they do OC like butter under good conditions.

    Congrats, and dont forget to update your specs!
     
  2. netnexus

    netnexus Ancient Guru

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    Well, only a few shops sell these cards (3 I counted today in the major PC centre (GOlden Shopping Arcade in Sham Shui Po). Usually things are at great prices, but when it comes to new tech, no. The 7800GTX 512 costs 8xxx HKD, which is over 1000 USD.

    I'm just hoping the G71 doesn't come to blow this out of the water, seeing as it is scheduled for release fairly soon.
     
  3. Xaser04

    Xaser04 Ancient Guru

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    Lol don't worry I still get that feeling. But when I see games maxed settings no issue I think it was worth it!

    Plus this card has to last me now. I have promised my Fiancee no more upgrades lol. (unless required) *anyone seen a crowbar I want a new case!*

    The g71 will no doubt be faster in current gen games but in upcoming more shader intensive games who knows. Plus if you waited all the time until something newer or faster comes along you would never buy anything.
     
  4. netnexus

    netnexus Ancient Guru

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    Haha, well that's how I reasoned with myself as well. If I don't upgrade now, then when?
     

  5. Stang289

    Stang289 Maha Guru

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    Well you guys will probably hate me, I got my Built By ATI X1900XTX at best buy at my employee Discount which was 542 bucks.
     
  6. StormVR6

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    I'd just opt for the cheapest option, won't be long before DX10 kicks in, and then you'll want a DX10 compatible card!! The X1800XT will be more than enough to keep you going until then.
     
  7. Well I had the X1800XT just before getting the X1900XT (gotta love Compusa's 21 day return policy) and honestly if you are not able to go beyond 1280x1024 resolution go for the X1800XT and save yourself a lot of cash. With FEAR at 1280x1024 SS on 16xAF on the X1800XT (no OC at the time) my avg fps were 57, and with the X1900XT (also no OC) they were avg 59. That's hardly worth the extra money if you ask me. This was similar with COD 2, AT 1280x1024 max settings avg. was 63fps on the X1800, and on the X1900 they are 67 fps avg. The X1900XT's extra power only reveals itself at resolutions above 1600x1200, which you can't achieve anyway, so get the X1800XT and enjoy it. It's still a beast of a card and will gauranteed, play any game at max settings for at least the next year or two.
     
  8. netnexus

    netnexus Ancient Guru

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    Looks like my PSU did have enough juice to run it @ stock! I have it under water (my DDMaze 4 fit fine) and it is idleing at 35degrees.

    11853 CPU @ 2.7, X190XTX STOCK 548/774

    http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm05=1805861

    I am liking this beast :D

    Same settings, 3D06... CAT 6.2

    http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=129628

    A few points shy of 6K :(

    This XTX is a keeper!


    I think I can reach 12K in 05 and 6K in 06 without ocing my GFX card at all. I'm going to take my cpu to 2.85 or 2.9 (barely bench stable).

    BUt for gaming, stock XTX with CPU @ 2.7 = gaming goodness. I dunno if my PSU can handle OC'ing the XTX.
     
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  9. ddsflyr

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    I run everything at 1600x1200 and nothing else comes close to the X1900XTX unless you use 2 GF7800 512 in SLI which is outrageously expensive, hot, and noisy. This card really shines at high resolutions with high AA and AF. Lower resolutions are a waste of money otherwise, so unless you have a monitor to match the card, forget the cost and get something cheaper. BTW I got my X1900XTX the day they were released from Mwave.com for $549 US.
     
  10. ManicOne

    ManicOne Maha Guru

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    Congrats NetNexus on your new card! It is seriously the first card I have been truly impressed with since the 6800 series. All I can ask is SCREENIES PLEASE! I wanna see some FEAR 1600/1200 with AA (knowing that its playable :nerd: ).
     

  11. netnexus

    netnexus Ancient Guru

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    Haha, alright, I'll take some screenshots :)
     
  12. phrozin

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  13. netnexus

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    Yeah, 'tis why I cannot overclock my card very far without getting random reboots.
     
  14. Chud Hammer

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    All i can say is congrats dude, you got yourself some mighty fine kit there in that case! I can still remember when the radeon 9800xx was at the top. Shows how stuff moves on quickly.

    Game on! :rock:
     

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