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Which one of these Video Cards is better?


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Conezone

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SAPPHIRE Radeon X850XT 100103-RD Video Card - OEM $ 365

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SAPPHIRE Radeon X800XL 100116SR Video Card - Retail $359
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the 850 usually its a faster card, but if its just the basic 850 with 14 pipes the odds are pretty even between the two, i got an x800xl maself but it was alot cheaper by about 60-70 quid than the 850s at the time, the new atis are out and the new mid ranges will be about the same price as the x800xl and x850xt in a bit so look at them they are pretty good cards.
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the 850 usually its a faster card, but if its just the basic 850 with 14 pipes the odds are pretty even between the two


This one has 16 pipes so does that mean it beats the 800 easily eventhough the 800 has 512mb of memory? I was interested in getting the 512mb becasue Im using a 1600x1200 monitor and I heard more memory is better for that.

new atis are out and the new mid ranges will be about the same price as the x800xl and x850xt in a bit so look at them they are pretty good cards.



Which ones do you mean? Do you have the names or a link? Thanks.
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Ati just came out with their x1000 family its amazing and with thenew crossfire technology I am saving up my money for a crossfire x800 so yeah I'm pretty sure he meant the x1000's check them out at ati.com. As for which of those two are better I'd go with the x850xt hands down, even though the memory is less that does not affect your performance that much they will both hit 1600x1200 if your monitor will. The x850XT is faster and has uses 16 pipelines so it is the better choice for playing games.. the only reason i'd get the x800 with more memory is for video editing more of a workstation kind of card.
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