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ATi R420 Revealed - X800 XT Platinum Edition and X800 Pro Preview - PAGE 2

- Tuesday, May 4th, 2004 Like Share


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Redemption May 4, 04
A quick note to readers. We didn't include any Nvidia based parts in the benchmarks because at press time we hadn't received our 6800 (N40) from Nvidia yet (and comparing the X800 to the FX 5950 Ultra isn't the kind of comparison you guys are looking for anyway). We'll be pushing out a 6800 review/preview with comparison numbers as soon as we have the 6800 in our hot little hands.
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VeGiTAX2 May 4, 04
Only double the performance? psh I guess I'll take 2. seriously it makes any and all resutls on my home system seem like trash. Great article if not a little depressing at points looking at that 9600XT trying to gasp for air. ^^:

If anything current XT owners can make a good deal right now since ATI has the Trade in value at $449.00 USD still. Trade up and wait until the new cards hit the market then bam use the $449 to put down on a new XT.

The 9800 Pro doesn't benefit as much as it only has a $199 trade in value.
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Tweaker May 4, 04
Bummer I was looking forward to trading in my card but I want to see the great duke out between the x800xt and the 6800 ultra. Seems like it could be a very close match. Still it would be nice to have both........ '_'
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VeGiTAX2 May 4, 04
Both? that's madness. But I like it... It will be pretty interesting to see how things go when the 6800 arrives, there really is no doubt AGP will really go out with a bang as both companies push it to the max in the coming months with variants of the cards. Sucks about the Softmod thing, wouldn't that have been sweet to get an SE and unlock it. saving like $200 in the process. The 9800 Pro 256MB DDR II model isn't even on the list. I guess those card owners really get the shaft in the trade up program. Personally I wish I had looked around on Ebay more to find a cheaper than retail XT so I could trade up and be able to get the X800 XT for like $50 while probably saving like $100 - $140 or so overall.
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Killhawkfox2003 May 4, 04
So do we know who has the better specs yet or will we have to wait till they come out?

Sorry I dont know everything about specs and so on yet...
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VeGiTAX2 May 5, 04
Specs are only telling so much right now. Neoseeker doesn't have a 6800 to work with or I should say set of 6800's to work with so the report is only showing ATI results right now. Once they get the cards in it'll only be a matter of time until we see a winner in the benches for the time being. No idea on what the future holds yet especially since these cards aren't even in retail production yet.
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Ace May 5, 04
in talking with nvidia yesterday they expect a hefty bump in performance when the drivers mature a bit more. performance on the ATi side i think will stay fairly consistent since the R420 is very similar to the R300 series.
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Tweaker May 8, 04
I actually went looking around for an x800 pro the other day while browsing but I stumbled upon another site forgot wht it was but they reviewed the 6800 ultra vs x800pro and x800xt pe and they have a pritty close match. They all were very close but the x800xt managed to keep a steadier frame rate. Pritty interesting, if I find the article I will post it back here.
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Cheesysoapopra May 9, 04
PRITTY! <--- ahah!.. ok anyways.

From what I have seen, the x800pro beats out the fx6800, I have yet to see a review that says otherwise.
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Tweaker May 10, 04
OMG, went to megagames and i saw that the x800xt got 15,000 3dmarks. Even though it was a very oced system as they say and not too many people care about 3dmark,but that means that ati is the definite ruler in gfx!
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Ace May 10, 04
if 3dmark is your quantifier for graphics card purchases, then go with a NV40- they score over 15,000 on a stock clocked system heh
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Tweaker May 11, 04
um no last i checked it was only 12,000 for the 6800 ultra sorry to dissapoint and people made it clear that it was on a high oced comp.
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Cheesysoapopra May 12, 04
I agree with the tone of Aces post though... Bases your decision on 3Dmark is not a great way to do it.
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Tweaker May 12, 04
I didnt I was just correcting him on the score of the 6800 ultra. Didnt you read? Obviously not your just trying to make me sound stupid.
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