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    The best 6800 is the vanilla one

    I have had the most excellent fortune of using a standard 6800 for the last week.

    Guys, this thing is a very very fast card Its the boggo standard one, with 128mb DDR (the GT and Ultra have GDDR3) and 12 instead of 16 pipelines.

    It has a core of only 335 instead of 350 or 400 and the memory runs at 700 instead of 1000 of 1100.

    Those numbers are from memory. I'll start with that.

    My PC is a good one, but not a monster. Its an Asus A7N8X vanilla flavoured with a FSB of 166, not 200. I have 2 sticks of 512mb DDR 333 and I run them tight at 166 6-2-2 Cas 2.

    I have XP and its an old install....8 months old, with lots of cack on the HDD 's.

    So in theory its not gonna really do the big boys out of a High Score in the 3d marks scores. I'm not a P4 Extreme or a 64bit Athlon boih.....I wish

    SO the 6800 arrives, the trusty Rad9800 Pro comes out with the drivers, the Latest Detonators go on, and off we go.

    Most of you know I play Il-2 mainly and I will state here and now it does not look anywhere near as good as the Rad. Thats a driver issue. I am sure of it. I get all the fancy effects and she runs fast but its not the right card for this game.

    But on everything esle.....oh baby, hold on to your pants cos she's a flier! And by the way, it overclocks too

    So far, with no hassle we have a Core at 375 and Memory at 750.

    And what does that yield? Well, that means that my PC scores a 3dMark 2003 at default 1024x768 with no AA of AF of 9180.

    ANd that is 3000 points faster than my Rad9800Pro when it is clocked to 400/700

    SO if you have a hankering for a card at about £230 and you wanna know it does the Far Cry thing with real verve, will play Doom 3 with no hassle, this might be the boy !

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    Fair play to ya m8 ... although personally spending the extra few quid and getting the GT seemed more preferable.

    (Should be getting it today in fact!!!!!! :->>>)

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    lol dont mean to put a downer on it but for £30 extra you can get a 6800GT from PCWORLD Component Centre and you can add 50% at least to the performance... as well as OC'ing it to Ultra levels guaranteed. The latest SOURCE benchmarks for HL2 show the 6800 lagging badly behind the GT and Ultra with AA/AF enabled http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=1181&s=1 £230 for a plain vanilla 6800 seems a bad buy to me, especially when the BFG 6800GT OC is £260 at the above PCWORLD http://www.pcwcomponentcentre.co.uk/...fgr68256gtocuk. Just not good value in my opinion.

    Glad you're enjoying your card though, it is better than the 9800XT by a wide margin.
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    Bet thats going to be hard to hand back to David.

    Better stock up with rock cakes and rolls to fend him off.
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    ahhh..but they are only £205 inc vat
    http://www.pcwcomponentcentre.co.uk/invt/a400tdh128

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    Whether you get a 6800, 6800 GT or X800 Pro, I don't think you can really go wrong at the moment. Competition is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33
    ahhh..but they are only £205 inc vat
    http://www.pcwcomponentcentre.co.uk/invt/a400tdh128
    That's not a bad saving then (over the GT) ... especially if you are saying it's better than the 9800!!

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    it is better than my 9800 Pro even overclocked. its very fast, and I ran 3dmark 2003 with 8xAA and still got 2000 points which the rad wont do

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    £205 is a better price... but you still get 50% more performance from a GT for 25% more price. More than balances it out.

    Have you tried the card on Doom3 yet, the regular 6800's perform really well on that apparently according to HardOCP's benchies.

    EDIT - Just noticed your system specs too, the card performs really well considering. What do you get in 3DMARK2001?
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    Yep, seems to be a nice spread of 'enthusiast' graphics cards at the moment: 9800 Pro (~£120), 6800 (~£200), 6800GT/X800Pro (~£270) and 6800U/X800XT (~£350). Must be something in there for everybody, and all of them more than good enough for running all today's modern games (FarCry, Doom3, HL2) with decent visuals. Happy days. :-)

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    I'd love to get this in an FX system...a reall yfasy 64bit beast OR Pentium Extreme...cos my system is definately not showing this card at it's best.

    Haven't run 2001 yet..will do later Will also see if the card will go higher too...cos I just whacked it up to 375/750 in one go...not exactly scientific

    Shall try increments of 5...I guess the core is the beast...the ram is gonna be the slow bit

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    DABS

    GF 6800 128MB DDR DVI VO
    £179.98 inc VAT (£153.18 ex VAT)
    44 in stock now

    manufacturer code I-6800-F3G3S
    quicklinx 37XHWS

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed^chigliak
    DABS

    GF 6800 128MB DDR DVI VO
    £179.98 inc VAT (£153.18 ex VAT)
    44 in stock now

    manufacturer code I-6800-F3G3S
    quicklinx 37XHWS
    And the manufacturer code would appear to make that an Inno3D, with which there is nothing wrong...good find.

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    blimey....you gotta have one of those...its so ...GOOD.

    Wish IL2 looked good

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