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Damaeus
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      02-05-2005, 07:33 PM
Okay, we have a 6800GT card from nVidia. Is that going to be the flagship
or are they planning a 6950GT Ultra? I want to pull my GeForce FX5600XT
out and use it to spackle my walls.

I just pulled out a 1.3 GHz Athlon T-Bird and replaced it with an Athlon XP
3200+ at 2.2GHz and there's really no significant performance improvement
on Final Fantasy XI. I'm about to test Deus Ex II to see if there's
anything better going on there.


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      02-05-2005, 07:51 PM
In news:alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia, Damaeus
<(E-Mail Removed)> posted on Sat, 05 Feb 2005 13:36:10 -0600:

> I just pulled out a 1.3 GHz Athlon T-Bird and replaced it with an Athlon XP
> 3200+ at 2.2GHz and there's really no significant performance improvement
> on Final Fantasy XI. I'm about to test Deus Ex II to see if there's
> anything better going on there.


Hell, there's no noticeable difference even after nearly doubling my CPU
speed. This 5600XT must really be a piece of **** graphics card. :-(

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DaveL
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      02-05-2005, 07:56 PM
XT for ATI chips means good. XT for Nvidia chips means sucky. Kind of sad
how that worked out. There's a lot of things about the FX line that sucked.

DaveL


"Damaeus" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> In news:alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia, Damaeus
> <(E-Mail Removed)> posted on Sat, 05 Feb 2005 13:36:10 -0600:
>
>> I just pulled out a 1.3 GHz Athlon T-Bird and replaced it with an Athlon
>> XP
>> 3200+ at 2.2GHz and there's really no significant performance improvement
>> on Final Fantasy XI. I'm about to test Deus Ex II to see if there's
>> anything better going on there.

>
> Hell, there's no noticeable difference even after nearly doubling my CPU
> speed. This 5600XT must really be a piece of **** graphics card. :-(
>
> Damaeus


 
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      02-05-2005, 08:37 PM
Damaeus wrote:
> Okay, we have a 6800GT card from nVidia. Is that going to be the flagship
> or are they planning a 6950GT Ultra? I want to pull my GeForce FX5600XT
> out and use it to spackle my walls.
>
> I just pulled out a 1.3 GHz Athlon T-Bird and replaced it with an Athlon XP
> 3200+ at 2.2GHz and there's really no significant performance improvement
> on Final Fantasy XI. I'm about to test Deus Ex II to see if there's
> anything better going on there.
>
>
> --
> ================================================== =========================
>
>>-------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>Homebuilt PC - Antec SX1030B Case | OS - Microsoft Windows XP Home SP-1
>>Motherboard - Abit NF7 2.0 | Browser - Firefox 1.0
>>PSU - 500 watts | Browser (Backup) - IE 6.0 SP-1
>>768 MB PC3200 DDR400 SD-RAM | HTML - Macromedia Studio MX 2004
>> 512 MB Infineon DDR400 | Dreamweaver MX 2004
>> 256 MB Unknown DDR400 | Fireworks MX 2004
>>AMD Athlon XP 3200+ w/400MHz FSB | Flash MX 2004
>> Never Overclocked | Homesite + 5.5
>> AMD Heatsink & Fan | Freehand MXa 11.0.2
>> | ColdFusion MX
>>Hard Drives | Mail/News - Forte Agent 2.0/32.640
>> Master - WD800JBRTL 80GB ATA100 | Instant Msg - Trillian Pro 2.013
>> Slave - Maxtor 30GB ATA-66 | Media - WinAmp 5.01
>>Chaintech GeForce FX 5600XT | Media - RealOne 2.0 build 6.0.11.853

>
> Driver: 61.77 nVidia Reference | Media - Windows MP 8.00.00.4487
>
>> 128MB Video DDR SDRAM / AGP | Visual Basic 6.0 Learning Edition
>> Display 1600 x 1200 @ 75Hz | WordProc - MS Office 97
>>Modem - DSI DI3635 v.90 Voice/Fax | Financial - MS Money 2003
>>Mouse - Logitech Optical Mouseman | ImgEdit - Paint Shop Pro 8.01
>>Microsoft Keyboard (Contoured) |
>>Monitor - NEC FP2141SB 22" Multisy |=====================================
>>SBLive Platinum 5.1 - LiveDrive II | F U T U R E U P G R A D E S
>>Speakers - Altec Lansing 5.1 |-------------------------------------
>>MIDI Key - M-Audio Keystation 61es | Abit NF8 w/ AMD Athlon 64 3200
>>Printer - Xerox Workcentre XE80 | Add 1GB of DDR400
>>Video Capt - Hauppauge WinTV 404 | Add 500 GB of SATA HD Capacity
>>Scann - Visioneer OneTouch 9120USB | Replace Beige contoured keyboard
>>UPS - Belkin F6C100-UNV 1000VA 75m | with a black contoured one.
>>CD-RW - Aopen 52/32/52 | nVidia 6800GT video card
>>CD-RW/DVD - Toshiba SD-R1002 |
>>Gravis XTerminator Digital Gamepad |
>>-------------------------------------------------------------------------

>
> ================================================== =========================


Your current graphic card is the limiting factor. I do not know what
type of budget you can afford but the first upgrade should be the
graphics card. Your next upgrade should be a motherboard and new
processor. Your chaintech graphics card is maxed out on the frame rates
so I don't think you can get anymore out of it.

I really like the EVGA 6800GT and have been using it now for sometime.
What a great graphics card!

regards

B
 
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Tom Dauphin
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      02-06-2005, 02:05 AM
Have to agree that the EVGA 6800GT is a great card - In fact, any EVGA card
is tops in my book. Have it OC'd to 6800 Ultra specs and a bit more with not
so much as a hiccup!!!
"b" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:cu3bcv$qui$(E-Mail Removed)...
> Damaeus wrote:
>> Okay, we have a 6800GT card from nVidia. Is that going to be the
>> flagship
>> or are they planning a 6950GT Ultra? I want to pull my GeForce FX5600XT
>> out and use it to spackle my walls.
>>
>> I just pulled out a 1.3 GHz Athlon T-Bird and replaced it with an Athlon
>> XP
>> 3200+ at 2.2GHz and there's really no significant performance improvement
>> on Final Fantasy XI. I'm about to test Deus Ex II to see if there's
>> anything better going on there.
>>
>>
>> --
>> ================================================== =========================
>>
>>>-------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>Homebuilt PC - Antec SX1030B Case | OS - Microsoft Windows XP Home SP-1
>>>Motherboard - Abit NF7 2.0 | Browser - Firefox 1.0
>>>PSU - 500 watts | Browser (Backup) - IE 6.0 SP-1
>>>768 MB PC3200 DDR400 SD-RAM | HTML - Macromedia Studio MX 2004
>>> 512 MB Infineon DDR400 | Dreamweaver MX 2004
>>> 256 MB Unknown DDR400 | Fireworks MX 2004
>>>AMD Athlon XP 3200+ w/400MHz FSB | Flash MX 2004
>>> Never Overclocked | Homesite + 5.5
>>> AMD Heatsink & Fan | Freehand MXa 11.0.2
>>> | ColdFusion MX
>>>Hard Drives | Mail/News - Forte Agent 2.0/32.640
>>> Master - WD800JBRTL 80GB ATA100 | Instant Msg - Trillian Pro 2.013
>>> Slave - Maxtor 30GB ATA-66 | Media - WinAmp 5.01
>>>Chaintech GeForce FX 5600XT | Media - RealOne 2.0 build 6.0.11.853

>>
>> Driver: 61.77 nVidia Reference | Media - Windows MP 8.00.00.4487
>>
>>> 128MB Video DDR SDRAM / AGP | Visual Basic 6.0 Learning Edition
>>> Display 1600 x 1200 @ 75Hz | WordProc - MS Office 97
>>>Modem - DSI DI3635 v.90 Voice/Fax | Financial - MS Money 2003
>>>Mouse - Logitech Optical Mouseman | ImgEdit - Paint Shop Pro 8.01
>>>Microsoft Keyboard (Contoured) |
>>>Monitor - NEC FP2141SB 22" Multisy |=====================================
>>>SBLive Platinum 5.1 - LiveDrive II | F U T U R E U P G R A D E S
>>>Speakers - Altec Lansing 5.1 |-------------------------------------
>>>MIDI Key - M-Audio Keystation 61es | Abit NF8 w/ AMD Athlon 64 3200
>>>Printer - Xerox Workcentre XE80 | Add 1GB of DDR400
>>>Video Capt - Hauppauge WinTV 404 | Add 500 GB of SATA HD Capacity
>>>Scann - Visioneer OneTouch 9120USB | Replace Beige contoured keyboard
>>>UPS - Belkin F6C100-UNV 1000VA 75m | with a black contoured one.
>>>CD-RW - Aopen 52/32/52 | nVidia 6800GT video card
>>>CD-RW/DVD - Toshiba SD-R1002 |
>>>Gravis XTerminator Digital Gamepad |
>>>-------------------------------------------------------------------------

>>
>> ================================================== =========================

>
> Your current graphic card is the limiting factor. I do not know what type
> of budget you can afford but the first upgrade should be the graphics
> card. Your next upgrade should be a motherboard and new processor. Your
> chaintech graphics card is maxed out on the frame rates so I don't think
> you can get anymore out of it.
>
> I really like the EVGA 6800GT and have been using it now for sometime.
> What a great graphics card!
>
> regards
>
> B



 
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      02-06-2005, 07:20 AM
In news:alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia, "Tom Dauphin"
<(E-Mail Removed)> posted on Sun, 06 Feb 2005 02:05:34 GMT:

> Have to agree that the EVGA 6800GT is a great card - In fact, any EVGA card
> is tops in my book. Have it OC'd to 6800 Ultra specs and a bit more with not
> so much as a hiccup!!!


$388 for this card at newegg.com doesn't sound bad at all. But then the
true 6800 Ultra is only $464. :-)


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> 768 MB PC3200 DDR400 SD-RAM | HTML - Macromedia Studio MX 2004
> 512 MB Infineon DDR400 | Dreamweaver MX 2004
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> Master - WD800JBRTL 80GB ATA100 | Instant Msg - Trillian Pro 2.013
> Slave - Maxtor 30GB ATA-66 | Media - WinAmp 5.01
> Chaintech GeForce FX 5600XT | Media - RealOne 2.0 build 6.0.11.853

Driver: 61.77 nVidia Reference | Media - Windows MP 8.00.00.4487
> 128MB Video DDR SDRAM / AGP | Visual Basic 6.0 Learning Edition
> Display 1600 x 1200 @ 75Hz | WordProc - MS Office 97
> Modem - DSI DI3635 v.90 Voice/Fax | Financial - MS Money 2003
> Mouse - Logitech Optical Mouseman | ImgEdit - Paint Shop Pro 8.01
> Microsoft Keyboard (Contoured) |
> Monitor - NEC FP2141SB 22" Multisy |=====================================
> SBLive Platinum 5.1 - LiveDrive II | F U T U R E U P G R A D E S
> Speakers - Altec Lansing 5.1 |-------------------------------------
> MIDI Key - M-Audio Keystation 61es | Abit NF8 w/ AMD Athlon 64 3200
> Printer - Xerox Workcentre XE80 | Add 1GB of DDR400
> Video Capt - Hauppauge WinTV 404 | Add 500 GB of SATA HD Capacity
> Scann - Visioneer OneTouch 9120USB | Replace Beige contoured keyboard
> UPS - Belkin F6C100-UNV 1000VA 75m | with a black contoured one.
> CD-RW - Aopen 52/32/52 | nVidia 6800GT video card
> CD-RW/DVD - Toshiba SD-R1002 |
> Gravis XTerminator Digital Gamepad |
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      02-06-2005, 06:38 PM
On Sun, 06 Feb 2005 07:20:15 GMT, Damaeus
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>In news:alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia, "Tom Dauphin"
><(E-Mail Removed)> posted on Sun, 06 Feb 2005 02:05:34 GMT:
>
>> Have to agree that the EVGA 6800GT is a great card - In fact, any EVGA card
>> is tops in my book. Have it OC'd to 6800 Ultra specs and a bit more with not
>> so much as a hiccup!!!

>
>$388 for this card at newegg.com doesn't sound bad at all. But then the
>true 6800 Ultra is only $464. :-)


That's $75 for virtually nothing, since every 6800 GT I've ever heard
of easily does Ultra speeds.
 
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Tom Dauphin
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      02-06-2005, 09:03 PM
That's very true that the EVGA 6800 GT will easily clock to Ultra speeds.
However, the Ultra can just as easily OC to speeds higher than what it was
designed for - 500/1200 for example. The biggest bang for the buck though is
probably the GT, as they are virtually the same card - only the Ultra is
certified at a higher clock. Don't forget that top of the line cards are
usually running closer to their top end than lower speed cards and so do not
usually OC as easily as the lower speed cards - IMHO.
"Folk" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 06 Feb 2005 07:20:15 GMT, Damaeus
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> >In news:alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia, "Tom Dauphin"
> ><(E-Mail Removed)> posted on Sun, 06 Feb 2005 02:05:34 GMT:
> >
> >> Have to agree that the EVGA 6800GT is a great card - In fact, any EVGA

card
> >> is tops in my book. Have it OC'd to 6800 Ultra specs and a bit more

with not
> >> so much as a hiccup!!!

> >
> >$388 for this card at newegg.com doesn't sound bad at all. But then the
> >true 6800 Ultra is only $464. :-)

>
> That's $75 for virtually nothing, since every 6800 GT I've ever heard
> of easily does Ultra speeds.



 
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      02-06-2005, 09:43 PM

"Folk" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 06 Feb 2005 07:20:15 GMT, Damaeus
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>>In news:alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia, "Tom Dauphin"
>><(E-Mail Removed)> posted on Sun, 06 Feb 2005 02:05:34 GMT:
>>
>>> Have to agree that the EVGA 6800GT is a great card - In fact, any EVGA
>>> card
>>> is tops in my book. Have it OC'd to 6800 Ultra specs and a bit more with
>>> not
>>> so much as a hiccup!!!

>>
>>$388 for this card at newegg.com doesn't sound bad at all. But then the
>>true 6800 Ultra is only $464. :-)

>
> That's $75 for virtually nothing, since every 6800 GT I've ever heard
> of easily does Ultra speeds.


but what sort of speeds will the ultra do?


 
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      02-07-2005, 05:38 AM
In news:alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia, Folk <(E-Mail Removed)> posted on
Sun, 06 Feb 2005 13:38:01 -0500:

> That's $75 for virtually nothing, since every 6800 GT I've ever heard
> of easily does Ultra speeds.


How overclockable is the GeForce 5600XT (Chaintech)? I figure I might as
well overclock it a little while prepare to purchase upon a 6800 Ultra.
Nearly doubling my CPU speed and increasing my bus speed from 266 to 400
MHz didn't help framerates at all, it seems.

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