XL vs XT

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  1. Son_of_Thunder

    Son_of_Thunder New Member

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    good news, i just got my money back from that huge ordeal w/ xpcgear.com [​IMG]

    that means i can now buy a new vid card.

    i have 470 bucks to spend, i need to know what is better, the x800xt or the x800xl. i've looked for benchmarks comparing them but only found one, and it was on a foreign site and only the x800xl was overclocked.

    so, if i went w/ the xl it'd cost me about 420-450 bucks, and i would have to go pci-express (no biggie, my mobo just died anyways). the x800xt i'd get from visiontek and it would cost me around 470 and i would get the neo2 platinum.

    if i went pci-express i would probably get the Chaintech nforce4 VNF4/Ultra for 130 bucks.

    keep in mind i'm planning on getting a 90nm 3500+

    what do you think, xl or xt?
     
  2. CrapolaJola

    CrapolaJola The Great DaK

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    I'd go PCI-E, but get yourself a DFI NF4 Ultra-D and a 3200 winnie, this will net you some better overclocks without spending as much, with a 3500 your basically paying for the 11x multi. I'd go for the XL or a used PCIE X800Xt, the XLs don't clock very well one the cores right now, but going PCIE will future proof your a bit more. I'd suggest those parts then later on add 2x512 of some nice TCCD ram if you can.
     
  3. Son_of_Thunder

    Son_of_Thunder New Member

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    yah i know i'd only be paying for the 11x multiplier, but it's worth it to me. i'd rather not overclock my system as much.

    i can't find the DFI NF4 Ultra for less than 200USD...a little too pricey for me.

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    found it for 165on zipzoomfly...but it's harder to find pci-e xt's

    i'll keep looking though.
     
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  4. Son_of_Thunder

    Son_of_Thunder New Member

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    sorry for the DP, but i figured i'd post my conclusion.

    winnie 3200+, dfi lanparty UT nf4 ultra-d, and a powercolor x800xl...more than likely.
     
  5. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    well.....after you owning me.....i'd say get the xl over the pro :p. In any case, whatever you get will be alot better than what you have right now :).
     
  6. The_Neon_Cowboy

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    BTW: the X800XL should MSRP @ $299 but I'm sure plenty shops will put
    a premuim on the 1st ones out the gate hopefully availabilty is good

    X800XL's should roll out this mouth
     
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    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    newegg already has some of the x800xls going for about $380.......dunno where the $299 ones are at, but that's quite a price drop already :p.
     
  8. Son_of_Thunder

    Son_of_Thunder New Member

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    yah, in the last 5 hours newegg dropped the price of a sapphire one from 426 to 388 i think.

    not bad...

    edit

    i wonder how long i'll get this awesome avatar for...
     
  9. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    so long as you don't re-submit your scores, you'll keep it i guess :confused:.....If you re-submit w/your new set-up, you'll be under a new category.....AMD PRO stock i think.
     
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    Son_of_Thunder New Member

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    yah, which is much more competitive as far as i can tell.

    i'm now considering the x850xt D:

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    nah, i don't have that kind of money:duh:
     
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    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    lol.....i have an x850xt at work :). It's going for $560.
     
  12. Son_of_Thunder

    Son_of_Thunder New Member

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    w/ shipping the one on newegg is 540

    i don't have that kind of cash though...if i wanted that kind of performance i would go w/ a visiontek x800xt and the neo2 platinum
     
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    I'd go with the Powercolor XL. Get the one with Vivo, just so theres a but more bang for your buck.
     
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    I'd be careful with the Chaintech board. I had one before this board and I had a couple probs with it, and Chaintech already has a new revision of the mobo available w/ active cooling on the nforce4 controller chip. Make sure anything you order has this, they run HOT to say the least (read a review on it where a board actually died from the heat, not sure if it was overclocked when it happened or not, I cant remember offhand).
     
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    check my sig guys ;) i already ordered
     

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