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    Radeon X800XT in the UK...

    Hi folks,

    I’m very new to this as my lack of knowledge will evidently show and so I’d appreciate any advice and information that you guys can give.

    I need to buy a new computer and I'm in the lucky position of having half of it funded for me. I was going to buy the Evesham Axis 64 F53 Pro.

    However, I saw news about the forthcoming release of the Radeon X800XT VPU. This seems to offer a significant increase in performance over the Radeon 9800XT used in the Evesham in question. And so I figured I might wait a month or two.

    My question is how long is it likely to take for the X800XT (not the pro) to be incorporated into machines that I can buy off the shelf? To qualify for a refund of half the cost it has to be a store bought system, not a self build.

    Thanks in advance for any advice or guidance you can give.

    Cheers

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    Well normally the OEM manufacturers will get their hands on them as soon as they arrive on the shelves, Evasham have always seemed a little slow on the uptake of new cards give it about a month after the official release and they should have them. Also depends on yeilds, if there isn't a big yield of cards made for the OEM's then there maybe a little delay. To be on the safe side I would say the back end of July. Oh and I wouldn't be to dissapointed with a 9800XT those things fly like you know wht off a stick.

    Hope this helps and welcome to to forums as this is your first post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey M@a
    ...Oh and I wouldn't be to dissapointed with a 9800XT those things fly like you know wht off a stick....
    Indeed. Top cards and if you are beginning, there's not much point in waiting for the x800 IMHO.

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    Yeah two or three months I'd imagine, but like the others said, the 9800XT is pretty good.

    Personally, I only go for mid range cards as I don't see top end cards as worth the money when compared to how long they last.
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    Funny thing is 9800 range is considered mid range now :O
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    Thanks for the responses guys. I have to buy sometime before before November to qualify for this 50% grant, so I've got some time yet to consider things. I'll see what the price differerence is between the 9800XT based system and the X800XT based systems and take it from there.

    Cheers folks.

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    Thats means i got low end
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    Getting my 9800 Pro soon though

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    Why get a 9800 Pro? They're crap now. As in, ttfn. Just save up and get an X800

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    The 9800pro can hardly be described as crap.

    Going by your logic that means a bmw m3 is crap, due to there being a ferrari on the market. Just because something faster is out doesn't mean something slower is automatically crap.

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    Yeah, the 9800pro, far from being 'crap' is the best bargain on the market at the moment, by a country mile.

    £140 or there abouts, for a quality card, that will play anything around at the moment, with ease, Far Cry included. Bit of overclocking, quick BIOS flash and whip off the stock cooler for an Artic, or a Zalman ZM80-C, and you've got a cheapo 9800XT and a few extra FPS \ 3D Marks.

    Of course, the X800pro and X800XT take it to the cleaners, but then, they also leave a £300-£350 sized hole in your wallet.

    9800pro is the bargain card on the market at the moment, and will get a lot cheaper very quickly, whilst continuing to play anything you throw at it for a long while yet.

    Crap? Nah; superb bargain though.

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    All depends what resolution you want to run at. If you want to play games at 1600*1200 with all the bells and whistles on then the 9800 just will not cut it in games like Far Cry. The X800 and 6800 will though.

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    Farcry is still quite playble on a 9800pro. I sure as hell would not spend an extra $300usd/175 pounds just to play a handfull of games (most of wich I won't care for) at a higher resolution.

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    do ATI make 9800xts with 128mb or just 256mb?
    and how quickly will the price of these go down if the 9800pros are going to drop quickly?
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    Best thing would be to ring Evesham up directly and just ask them when they will have machine with x800 xt available?

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    It's actually in the July spec - X800 pro as standard and the X800XT as an upgrade.

    So my second question is, when can we expect the PCI-Express versions? I heard Nov but can't wait that long...

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