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Graphics Will 2600XT be a worthwhile upgrade over X800XL?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Stephen Brooks, 25 Nov 2007.

  1. Stephen Brooks

    Stephen Brooks New Member

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    Hi,

    My HIS X800XL graphics card may be getting a bit long in the tooth. What I want to know is, have the midrange cards now got to the point of performing better than the mid/high end from two generations ago, i.e. is it possible to do an economical upgrade yet?

    Alternatively, if there's been a really comprehensive historical graphics cards benchmarking article recently, just bung me a link and I'll figure it out for myself :)

    Thanks,
     
  2. Guest-23315

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    I'd go for an 8800 GT (256 or 512Mb, but the 256Mb is £120..) or an ATi 3850, as thats £140
     
  3. atanum141

    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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    What crack have you been smoking? the Ati's are cheaper. The 88's are more expensive and their stock availability is awful.
     
  4. Stephen Brooks

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    Thanks for the suggestion - yeah, I know there are better ones around. It's just there's this 2600XT from ASUS out for about £65, and that's about the amount I was planning on spending. £120 isn't a million miles away, though, maybe I'll just have to wait another graphics generation for that ... ;)

    This is why I was interested in comparative benches because if the new card has even a small-ish performance improvement it might be worth it for the extra tick-box features you get on the new generation ones.
     
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    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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    I like the 26xx series not for their "meh" performance but for their HD video processing.
     
  6. Stephen Brooks

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    I've got nothing against the equivalent NVidia card either. Not sure what that would be - 8600? Mostly I'm after an inter-generational comparison if the benches are up on the web anywhere. Tried Google for a bit but I must be missing a "magic word" because it keeps giving me sites with no figures on them :(
     
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    Both 26's and 86's are useless compared to their previous gen stuffs.

    Both series of cards where shunned like the plague.
     

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