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master_with_a_problem

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Hello all, due to recent O.C. expirenmenting ( I guess I shouldnt have turned on "fast ws read/write" in the bios) I have managed to screw up my card (tearing occurs on the screen during a games). I was in need of a new card anyways but I only have an agp 4x/8x slot.

The broken card now that I have is: Geforce FX 5900xt; core clock: 400; mem clock: 700; 128mb 256bit DDR memory.
My dream card for 160 dollars would be:
-256mb GDDR2/3 mem.
-Mem clock: 1000mhz or greater
-Core Clock: 500mhtz or greater
-256bit memory
-newer GPU or chip as in 6800 vs 6200.

The one on newegg I really like (for agp 4x/8x) is a 6800xt the specs at the link below:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150157

The problem with the one above is its core clock is 325, SLOWER THEN MY ONE NOW!. I dont mind going to ATI if they have a good option that fits what I would like, but I prefer NVIDIA. One last thing, should I buy a mobo w/ pci x16 support and then save up more bank and then get another card? any help would be AWSOME. thank you.
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MNOB07

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the 6800 xt is a fine card for your budget. Don't look at the lower clockspeed, look at benchmarks, your FX 5900 won't even be in the same league as this one :whistling:

here's another, cheaper, 512MB 6800xt "open box" not sure that may mean refurbished but it does have a 15 day return policy...

http://www.newegg.co...82E16814141026R
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well heres the thing, I know if I get this new card I will be able to play bf2 on high, but I am more interested in the ability to play the game Crysis on at least medium when it comes out this winter. I know it will be able to be played on high on the 7900 maybe even on a lower spec card (I saw that a movie where they were running the game at some computer event and in the background I guy said it was running on a dell xps, so it has to run on one card and the best card right now is one of the 7900's). So I dont really know what to do, all I can think about is how friking awsome crysis looks.
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What kind of computer do you have now? Mobo socket, cpu, etc...
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sorry Im back so late:
Machspeed k8800 (or something, it has a via chipset) AGP 8x/4x slot
2gb of Dual channel PC3200 (2-3-2-5) memory (Patriot)(new)
AMD643000+ 512 kb of cache (at 2.00 ghtz) socket 754
Nvidia Geforce fx 5900xt with specs listed above
120gb HD 7200 r.p.m. 2mb cache
DVD-/+RW/-R/+R 16x
Win xp Pro (yep it also a legal copy, amazingly)
P.S. I wouldn't have gotten a socket 754 but the entire setup (other then the new R.A.M.) was really cheap from a friend (like 200 bucks), and I got it shortley after amd had come out with there line of 64bits. the difference between 939 and 754 didn't matter much to me at the time all I was thinking about was "WOW thats faster with bigger numbers, and SHINYER!".

Edited by master_with_a_problem, 29 June 2006 - 07:07 PM.

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It's hard to tell exactly what will run Crysis on medium settings until it or at least a proper demo is released. As far as I know the Crysis videos have all been scripted and prerendered.

If you really want to play Crysis at medium settings, you can pick up a 7800GS now for around $300, and overclock or upgrade your processor... you should be able to stand a fighting chance. But that is a bit too much to spend.

Although the 6800XT will be considered "low end" when Crysis is released, but it will play battlefield 2 well which is what's important right now. If that's all your budget permits, I would leave it at that.
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