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96redformula
08-13-05, 04:36 AM
check out their website and look at all the great deals yourself. They even have a X850 XT for $249 shipped.

orion25
08-13-05, 05:15 AM
Here is the link to the X850 XT. It is a sapphire card:

Sapphire X850 XT from ZZF (http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=320845)

PCI Express Card

Sucka
08-13-05, 05:30 AM
wowowow

Either ATI is desperate to sell cards, or something is soon on the horizon. I'm going with the first of the two :-/

Jcollins82
08-13-05, 05:38 AM
I was almost tempted to jump on this but then I thought, why are there other Sapphire x850XTs priced so much more than the $249? There's like 5 different types. I know some are OEM, but you think some are just priced lower because they just have more of them?

EDIT: Guess I'm the adventurous sort today. We'll soon find out if the cheap ones are worth anything or not. There's also an OEM one for $229, but I went with the retail so I can get in on that $100 rebate with the crossfire editions.

MassiveOverkill
08-13-05, 06:35 AM
Holy Crap!! http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=320847

I'm RMAing my Abit X800XL VIVO and getting this.

d94
08-13-05, 07:27 AM
bloody hell WTF is goin on....

d94
08-13-05, 07:43 AM
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=320833 oem for $100 more

Sentential
08-13-05, 08:03 AM
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=320804
x850XT PE for $229?

Jcollins82
08-13-05, 08:10 AM
My guess is that the cheaper models are simply older versions that ZZF has over-stock on. So they are trying to clear them out.

MassiveOverkill
08-13-05, 08:25 AM
Well I ordered one. The Sapphire X850XT VIVO for $279 with free 2nd day shipping.

Oh yeah, thanks Red :thumbs:

ryufreak
08-13-05, 09:08 AM
Most of the stuff is out of stock holy christ I wanted one......

trueplaya4ever8
08-13-05, 09:10 AM
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=320804
x850XT PE for $229?

That link shows me a x800xt pe, agp too. :shrug:

These prices are pretty riddiculous too.

OCS911
08-13-05, 09:13 AM
which is better? $279 or $249

Ri0
08-13-05, 09:30 AM
Must of not had too many of these, most are OOS already.

PLOBBY
08-13-05, 09:30 AM
I got the x800 xt-pe for $229 with free 2 day. I would have gotten the x850 xt for pci-e buttt i dont have pci-e :(...Oh well atleats i got one of the good deals. Ill just have to wait and see if its true or not.

Vulcan
08-13-05, 09:31 AM
wow. This makes my 350.00 x850 XT PE from tiget direct look like a bad deal :(

OCS911
08-13-05, 09:37 AM
the one w/ $279 still in stock so hurry and get one

Ri0
08-13-05, 09:44 AM
wow. This makes my 350.00 x850 XT PE from tiget direct look like a bad deal :(

Not really, as long as you get the rebate yours will be the same as the one on ZZF with the VIVO($279) (which is what you got). You paid the same, but already have your card. Maybe in a few months you will have paid more.

lukeman89
08-13-05, 09:56 AM
and the one from tiger direct is a Platinum Edition

trueplaya4ever8
08-13-05, 10:09 AM
Wonder if these prices will last, when they come back in stock.

g0dM@n
08-13-05, 10:11 AM
Holy Bajesus. What Is Going On?!!?!?!??!

Jcollins82
08-13-05, 10:15 AM
Must of not had too many of these, most are OOS already

All I know is I better get mine. ZZF is notorious for their bait and switch, it's in stock, oh wait, I'm sorry, no, hold on, it is, I swear this time, it's shipping today, O.k. maybe not today, first thing tomorrow. Definitely.

g0dM@n
08-13-05, 10:21 AM
I just bought the X850XT PCI-E retail. I wish I jumped on the PE like you guys... oh well.

g0dM@n
08-13-05, 10:34 AM
Sapphire Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition AGP 8X 256MB DDR3 Video Card w/TV-Out, DVI & Video-In ***Free 2nd Day***

Special price ends 1/21/05!


HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA.... WHAT IDIOTS.

PLOBBY
08-13-05, 10:38 AM
Well i got mine about an hour after the deal was up for the x800xt-pe agp version. So i really hope i get mine. I paid a hard earned $229, It said it was in stock and now it doesnt so i really hope i was one of the few that got it in time. And if i dont, ill be a tid bit mad. :)

Cisco Kid
08-13-05, 10:56 AM
Well i got mine about an hour after the deal was up for the x800xt-pe agp version. So i really hope i get mine. I paid a hard earned $229, It said it was in stock and now it doesnt so i really hope i was one of the few that got it in time. And if i dont, ill be a tid bit mad. :)


hopefully you get but don't throw a tizzy if you do not lol.reason for lowered price is old stock prolly and release of R520, someone made comment thinking they are depserate to sell, that I doubt


This is a good deal as it will run XT PE speeds I am sure, appears to be card alone and not a vivo model though if you select more images
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=320815

http://www.sharkyextreme.com/hardware/videocards/article.php/3211_3459701__1

Sucka
08-13-05, 12:46 PM
Good time to grab one for Crossfire. Cause you'll only need one Crossfire enabled card and the others can be like these :thup:

g0dM@n
08-13-05, 12:48 PM
What is crossfire... can you explain?

Pineabs
08-13-05, 01:06 PM
crossfire is their verson of the nvidia SLI i think.

Sucka
08-13-05, 01:15 PM
Yeah, crossfire is just like SLI, except it's done through the motherboard and not a hard bridge link. You'll eventually need one Crossfire card (comes with a DVI type cord for dual operation) and then any card of the same type (ie: 16 pipes, any brand, clocks, ect). Sapphire should be releasing grouper real soon.

SlimDog53185
08-13-05, 01:27 PM
Great find I have been looking for something to upgrade to. Just didn't want to pay $400 for a good card.

d94
08-13-05, 01:33 PM
hmm
so what would be better
7800gtx or two x850xl's?
if anyone knows that is :P

Droban
08-13-05, 01:43 PM
hmm
so what would be better
7800gtx or two x850xl's?
if anyone knows that is :P


7800gtx deffinately. Especially with sm3 and HDR

Jcollins82
08-13-05, 02:24 PM
any card of the same type (ie: 16 pipes, any brand, clocks, ect). Sapphire should be releasing grouper real soon.

Actually, you can run any two cards, but if one has 16 pipes and the other has 12 then the 16 pipe card will have 4 pipes disabled. But, their clocks can be independent of one another, unlike SLI.

Here's some benchmarks with two x850XTs vs. 7800GTX, amongst other cards. The x850XTs actually beat the single 7800GTX. Should be interesting.

EDIT: Linked (http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2477)

96redformula
08-13-05, 02:28 PM
you forgot to link the benchmarks......

g0dM@n
08-13-05, 02:31 PM
HAHAHAH... yeah he did. What's going on here? ATI has AMR out or something? Did I miss something?

Enablingwolf
08-13-05, 02:33 PM
IMO it looks like ATi is countering nVidia's 7800 with our wallets in hopes of a great card at a really nice price.

This should stall the release of cross fire for a month or two. Good marketing to get folks into ATi and not go 7800.

If I had the desire to upgrade right now and this deal popped up I would go this route over the 7800 just for the great price.

Then again, it is one site, and they just might be dumping stock. If I see other sites dumping prices, I will be sure of my little theory.

Jcollins82
08-13-05, 02:33 PM
I do that alot, I'm a lil' sloooow sometimes.

Teh L1n|<!!!11!one! (http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2477)

BLcK
08-13-05, 03:22 PM
welll i was searching and surfing and fig'ed they wouldnt sell out in 2 hrs - turns out i was wrong so they are cleaned out of x850xt's ><* im having a stroke of bad luck

PLOBBY
08-13-05, 05:05 PM
hopefully you get but don't throw a tizzy if you do not lol.reason for lowered price is old stock prolly and release of R520, someone made comment thinking they are depserate to sell, that I doubt


This is a good deal as it will run XT PE speeds I am sure, appears to be card alone and not a vivo model though if you select more images
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=320815

http://www.sharkyextreme.com/hardware/videocards/article.php/3211_3459701__1

Oh I wont. Ill be happy if they even send me an x800xt. Just as long as i get something so i ca atleast play a game. The fx5200 i have right now cant even play a video without freezing up. So just as long as i get something that works ill be happy :)

muddocktor
08-13-05, 05:41 PM
I just ordered the agp x800 xt-pe just now and it was still showing as in stock. I guess we will see if they follow through on these orders. I just looked at the egg's prices on the same card and the oem version of the Sapphire x800xt-pe is listed at $399 at the egg. I'm wondering if someone punched in the wrong numbers on the website. It will be interesting to see if they deliver the goods as after I placed my order a bizrate eval window popped up too. So if they don't follow through on the card for $229 I will crucify them on the bizrate eval. :D

g0dM@n
08-13-05, 05:56 PM
ATI already won me over... I bought the X850XT Pci-E for 279, and I already am selling my 7800gtx in the classies... I still love nvidia, but I'm trying to save money.

Jcollins82
08-13-05, 06:00 PM
Looks like I'm the only one brave enough to try out the $249 x850xt. I'm going to be putting it under water and volt modding it anyway, so it's going to perform whether it likes it or not.

OCS911
08-13-05, 06:18 PM
I don't think you're the only one go for $249 since that one was sold out so quick so definately lots of people go for $245

koss20100
08-13-05, 06:31 PM
omg i would of bought it soooo fast ... its crazy ... its like tht one time some guy was selling gas for 98 cents a gallon ... i missed tht one too :( ... (he had a external source and still made a profit ) i should do tht buy lots of oil and sell it 2 years later for profit....


back to topic .... :D

g0dM@n
08-13-05, 06:37 PM
Sry for threadjack, but hey Koss... I just took a peak at your sig. I would pull out that 128mb ram chip, and let the other 2x256 run dual channel. You'd probably get better performance that way. :)

BLcK
08-13-05, 06:48 PM
well what i meant by my first post is that all the pci-e cards are all gone so i will have to wait if they will ever replenish their stock

JDizzle
08-13-05, 06:51 PM
Out of stock already.

g0dM@n
08-13-05, 06:52 PM
What's the real difference between the X800XT PE, and the X850XT? I never understood. They seem to be almost identical clocks too...

X800XT PE ===> 520/1150 (I ordered this for my AGP intel rig in my sig)
X850XT VIVO ===> 520/1080 (replacing my 7800gtx in my AMD main rig in sig)

Okay, the X800XT PE has 70mhz more on memory than the X850XT. They are both 16 pipelines... if the difference is some video output/input feature I'm gonna laugh, but check out the ATI comparison chart (http://apps.ati.com/ATIcompare/) by clicking the ones you want to compare.

Why would the lesser model have more memory bandwidth anyways? Yes, I know it's platinum ed, but still... I would think that the X850XT should be better than the X800XT PE.

dicecca112
08-13-05, 07:01 PM
personally I see nothing of worth, wouldn't mind to pick up an x800, can anyone tell me what the benefits are over an x700pro?

Cisco Kid
08-13-05, 07:17 PM
What's the real difference between the X800XT PE, and the X850XT? I never understood. They seem to be almost identical clocks too...

X800XT PE ===> 520/1150 (I ordered this for my AGP intel rig in my sig)
X850XT VIVO ===> 520/1080 (replacing my 7800gtx in my AMD main rig in sig)

Okay, the X800XT PE has 70mhz more on memory than the X850XT. They are both 16 pipelines... if the difference is some video output/input feature I'm gonna laugh, but check out the ATI comparison chart (http://apps.ati.com/ATIcompare/) by clicking the ones you want to compare.

Why would the lesser model have more memory bandwidth anyways? Yes, I know it's platinum ed, but still... I would think that the X850XT should be better than the X800XT PE.


the X800XT PE has tighter timings run benches look at nature result and look at timngs on the X800XT PE it is faster. The best deal being the X800XT PE and now the Sapphire X800XT are out of stock, pretty much all the Sapphire cards are gone now except the X850 Pro (12 pipes) pci-e at 279 not at all as good a deal as the X850XT that was $249

Mr_Fuchs
08-13-05, 08:18 PM
thats pretty impressive,, but dont think its worth upgrading froma 6600

96redformula
08-13-05, 08:32 PM
YOUR ALL WELCOME FOR FINDING THE GREAT DEAL!! I got stuck with a connect3d for $250, if only it woulda shipped 1 day later I could have canceled it.

So the guy who found it had to pat $250 for a connect3d x800 xt. Which was the best deal before this came along....


:clap::clap:
Now all of you, BOW TO ME!!
:clap::clap:

Mr_Fuchs
08-13-05, 08:59 PM
windows XP home disks for 1 dollar ? ibooks for 50 bucks ? free thumbdrive

PLOBBY
08-13-05, 09:39 PM
windows XP home disks for 1 dollar ? ibooks for 50 bucks ? free thumbdrive


hmmm?!

AlabamaCajun
08-13-05, 09:46 PM
Thanks, I plunked 299 on the MSI to keep it in the family for my A64 rig. Well there went my Sandy. This card is going for 388-700+ elsewhere so I saved at least 89 bucks. Harlam357 has been after me to switch to Nvidia, sorry bud the ATI deals just got to sweet :santa:

Thanks!

koss20100
08-13-05, 09:52 PM
windows XP home disks for 1 dollar ? ibooks for 50 bucks ? free thumbdrive


link ? legal ?

Cisco Kid
08-13-05, 11:42 PM
thats pretty impressive,, but dont think its worth upgrading froma 6600

imho it is the X800XT and PE walk way away from a 6600GT, a reg 6800nu beats a 6600GT quite easily in fact. If you are gonna game at high res its worth it, sell the GT for say 135-140 shipped as they are going for that kick in a bill or get alerted for the X800XT at 219 and add in 80 and you have a better card

96redformula
08-14-05, 03:41 AM
HAH, I ordered a MSI XT PE as well FOR 250. So now I have the connect3d x800 xt and the MSI X800 XT PE. I am going to sell the connect3d off ebay to get my money back for it. The MSI is the retail with several games and a 3 year warranty.

Super Nade
08-14-05, 09:40 AM
CRAP!
Every bloody card is sold out :(

g0dM@n
08-14-05, 10:38 AM
Yeah... they flew, man. Nade, someone made another thread about this as well, and that thread along with this thread both were at like the middle of the night. I saw these deals in the morning, and the x850xt pe pci-e for 229 was already gone, as well as the agp one too.

I was ****ed, but ended up buying the x850xt for 279... figured 50 bucks more for a lower card was not a good comparison, but overall still a good deal.

So you guys say that the x800xt pe is better than the x850xt? That's gay! Why the hell do they make a new line of cards where one is not better than the lower line, and costs more???

Cisco Kid
08-14-05, 10:57 AM
CRAP!
Every bloody card is sold out :(


like sold out early Saturday morning, deals were to be had, actually I cancelled my MSI order as I have an ATI XT PE coming on pre order and can afford to wait as I ordered the first day of the deal. But the MSI would have been nice to have received, dunno if I will regret it but I avoided getting sucked into the hype. Odd are they will restock some of these items tommorrow, those who want can only hope

AlabamaCajun
08-14-05, 11:19 AM
Speaking of Radeon 800 and 850 cards including some X700s ...
The 275 and below gone by 11pm Saturday. (When I first saw this)
The 275-300 range sold out by 1am Sunday.
The 300-350 range cleaned out by 10am Sunday.

Above 350 looks like a duplicate listing at the original prices. I think we emptied several cargo containers yesterday.
Job Well Done People :thup:

PLOBBY
08-14-05, 11:41 AM
Speaking of Radeon 800 and 850 cards including some X700s ...
The 275 and below gone by 11pm Saturday. (When I first saw this)
The 275-300 range sold out by 1am Sunday.
The 300-350 range cleaned out by 10am Sunday.

Above 350 looks like a duplicate listing at the original prices. I think we emptied several cargo containers yesterday.
Job Well Done People :thup:


As for the $275 and below. I ordered the x800xt-pe for $229 off zzf around 1:10ish central time.

Super Nade
08-14-05, 11:53 AM
All you lucky dogs deserve to die :p

Kudos to the fella who posted this deal :thup:

PS*
I'm coming to rob you, mate :)

Doomer87
08-14-05, 02:05 PM
^
I CAN'T believe i missed it as well!... this puts to waste the ati refurb deal that i got, they still havent shipped it!

HousERaT
08-14-05, 05:30 PM
keep checking the sales as the 800xt retail was back on sale this morning for about an hour........ apparently people are canceling orders. Keep checking and you might get lucky.

OCS911
08-14-05, 06:10 PM
I did got one $249 X850XT but wait until Monday to see if they will going to ship it out :)

JU571N
08-14-05, 06:14 PM
I cancled my x800XT ($219) yesterday and grabbed a MSI x800XT PE, so that's one more x800XT someone can grab. The AGP Sapphire Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition for $279 (http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=320816) is still in stock, not as good as the other deals but not bad.

OCS911
08-15-05, 08:46 AM
zipzoomfly down?????

ryufreak
08-15-05, 08:52 AM
zipzoomfly down?????
nope, it's up for me

Super Nade
08-15-05, 10:51 AM
zipzoomfly down?????

Down for me :confused:

waddupmm
08-15-05, 10:58 AM
Up for me

ch3cooh
08-15-05, 11:03 AM
Down for me

g0dM@n
08-15-05, 11:10 AM
Down for me. ZZF stole our money!! :D

Super Nade
08-15-05, 11:34 AM
Down for me. ZZF stole our money!! :D

Serves u guys right :D

ryufreak
08-15-05, 11:43 AM
they have a lot of the stuff in stock now, theres an x850xt pci e for 229...

edit:: n/m, they went out of stock right when i posted this.....wtf! lol

g0dM@n
08-15-05, 11:58 AM
Still down. :(

JU571N
08-15-05, 12:00 PM
Up for me.

Order status = Packed.

g0dM@n
08-15-05, 12:16 PM
What the heck... I can't get on to their site!!! I guess it must be a bad traceroute or something?

PLOBBY
08-15-05, 12:27 PM
Up for me.

Order status = Packed.

Same here. Hopefully they ship out today so we can get them by wednesday.

Cisco Kid
08-15-05, 12:46 PM
for those still looking nothing appears to be restocked

96redformula
08-15-05, 01:01 PM
My order status is PACKED too.

Super Nade
08-15-05, 01:58 PM
If you guys see a deal for an X850XT PCI-E for $229 as ryufreak mentioned, can you please pick it up? I'll pp the money to your account. ZZF is down for me :(

g0dM@n
08-15-05, 02:00 PM
ZZF is back for me, so I checked all the x800s and x850s again... all deals are still on BO. I also checked my status and it's still verifying my address and CC info... ZIP ZOOM KERPLUNCK.

muddocktor
08-15-05, 02:42 PM
My order is also showing as packed too. I hope that isn't just BS they are listing and that it will actually ship out in a day or so.

waddupmm
08-15-05, 03:09 PM
ZZF is back for me, so I checked all the x800s and x850s again... all deals are still on BO. I also checked my status and it's still verifying my address and CC info... ZIP ZOOM KERPLUNCK.

Hahahah thats a good one

g0dM@n
08-15-05, 03:10 PM
I got an email about a "verification problem." I hope this is not one of their tricks, and I really did screw something up.

Wow... ZZF is the WORST customer support I've ever dealt with. I'm not aloud to stay on hold with the verification dept. I tried calling 5 times and everytime I put in the extension for verification dept. (x2100), and it rings a few times then goes to voicemail. I didn't hear back from them, so I tried their operator and finally got to talk to her. She got all my phone # info, and said that they'd call within 2 min. Then I'm like how long, and she said "5-10 min." It has now been like a half hour.

Go ZIP ZOOM KERPLUNCK!!! AGAIN!
They suck. I don't care if this was good pricing... they just suck as a company.

PLOBBY
08-15-05, 03:23 PM
Keep calling. Me wants to hear good news. :)

g0dM@n
08-15-05, 03:34 PM
Still no word... GO ZZF! This is why I have never ordered from them. I've always heard bad things, but I just couldn't say "no" to a $279 Retail Sapphire X850XT VIVO.

96redformula
08-15-05, 03:54 PM
I have ordered from them before with no problems.

MassiveOverkill
08-15-05, 04:00 PM
WOOOT!!!!!!! My order has been packed :D

OCS911
08-15-05, 04:05 PM
I think most orders are packed status

g0dM@n
08-15-05, 04:26 PM
Okay, verification problem was corrected. They do verification by phone for every first-time customer.

Why would it say verification PROBLEM then... lol, whatever, it's good now.

OCS911
08-15-05, 04:28 PM
I don't have that problem I am first-time customer too :)

PLOBBY
08-15-05, 05:45 PM
Still no word... GO ZZF! This is why I have never ordered from them. I've always heard bad things, but I just couldn't say "no" to a $279 Retail Sapphire X850XT VIVO.

Ill wait till tomorrow then bug them :p

AlabamaCajun
08-15-05, 10:30 PM
7 Completed orders all on time from ZZF, they'll get it to you. We might have some delay but usually if it says Packed, it'll be on a truck or plane by Midnight PDT. By morning you should se shipped with the tracking email anytime after the midnight ship out.

PLOBBY
08-15-05, 11:02 PM
7 Completed orders all on time from ZZF, they'll get it to you. We might have some delay but usually if it says Packed, it'll be on a truck or plane by Midnight PDT. By morning you should se shipped with the tracking email anytime after the midnight ship out.


Sexual :cool:

PLOBBY
08-16-05, 12:16 AM
Mine shipped :). Will be here wednesday. So sexual.

JU571N
08-16-05, 12:47 AM
Mine is shipped as well with no verification problems as a first time customer.

I might have to give them a ring if the money they took for my now cancled $219 x800XT isn't back to me by tomorrow.. :argue:

96redformula
08-16-05, 01:29 AM
Mine shipped and will be here Wednesday.

MassiveOverkill
08-16-05, 05:33 AM
Mine will also be here Wedneday. Might as well yank out my X800XL so I can drop off my RMA and pick up my new card at the same time ;). I'm glad for the onboard X300 in transition times like these ;) (ignore my sig)

muddocktor
08-16-05, 07:20 AM
Just checked and mine shipped out too. :D I guess in a couple of days I get to do some real playing with the Pentium M system I just built.

OCS911
08-16-05, 08:03 AM
very nice! all I need to do now is sell my X700 Pro :)

g0dM@n
08-16-05, 10:20 AM
So am I the only "first time buyer" from ZZF that had to verify my info? I guess they were just buying time. The woman (sounded cute) told me that it is mandatory to do verification with all first-time buyers.

Go Zip Zoom Lie. ZZL baby.

bobmanfoo
08-16-05, 10:36 AM
wow, im suprised that so many haven't ordered from ZZF before, i actually prefer them over newegg, 2-day Fedex shipping is nice too

Sentential
08-16-05, 10:41 AM
While it is a good deal I cant help but wonder why they werent priced like this from the get-go. Goes to show how much we are getting shafted.

damarble
08-16-05, 11:23 AM
So am I the only "first time buyer" from ZZF that had to verify my info? I guess they were just buying time. The woman (sounded cute) told me that it is mandatory to do verification with all first-time buyers.

Go Zip Zoom Lie. ZZL baby.


They did it to me for my first purchase, like 5 months ago.

Banyan
08-16-05, 11:33 AM
i wonder why the hell they renamed themselves to zipzoomfly (such a dumb name)?

bobmanfoo
08-16-05, 12:04 PM
what was zipzoomfly before?

JU571N
08-16-05, 12:15 PM
googlegear or something.

AlabamaCajun
08-16-05, 12:32 PM
Sexual :cool:
Googlegear sounded more sexy, but the Google brothers got to the tradename office first.
(Back out of the gutter), :eh?:
Got my A64 rig all primed with the Latest Catalyst ready to roll tomorrow! :santa: is coming!

PLOBBY
08-16-05, 12:47 PM
Ahh. Im sorta mad. Im going to six flags on wednesday so I wont be able to get it till thursday. But once I do get it im deciding what i should do. Run benchies or play some css or play the FEAR demo. Not sure yet. All I know is im doing a clean install and installing the drivers and one game or two and going to go play.

96redformula
08-17-05, 02:10 PM
I AM FIRST TO HAVE MINE INSTALLED! MSI x800 XT PE

g0dM@n
08-17-05, 02:13 PM
You just posted in the ATI refurb thread. You sure you should have posted this there as well b/c that's for the ATI refurb preorder stuff, not MSI from ZZF.

JU571N
08-17-05, 02:13 PM
Mine has been on a truck for delivery since 7:46AM today. I live less than 5 miles from the fedex place, it shouldn't take that long to get it over here.

g0dM@n
08-17-05, 02:14 PM
It could if they route it a certain way. Living close only ensures that it won't have to hit the plane or something, not faster delivery off of the delivery truck.

muddocktor
08-17-05, 02:49 PM
Got my vid card in this morning, about 10:00 AM. :thup: I'm presently messing around with it in my Dothan rig right now. :D

JU571N
08-17-05, 04:30 PM
w00t. Just got my MSI x800XT PE. Came with XIII, Prince of Persia: The Sands Of Time, URU Ages Beyond Myst, 14 game demo disk, 7 orhter pieces of software, all the cables and the biggest videocard box I've ever seen. About 1.5' x 1'.

HousERaT
08-17-05, 06:33 PM
got my x800xt..... been playing with if for about a hour now..... :D

d94
08-17-05, 08:22 PM
damn.. they took all the cards off they're site

koss20100
08-17-05, 08:55 PM
^^^ yup :(

SuperCoolDude
08-17-05, 11:06 PM
Keep checking zipzoomfly for deals. I thought all of the cards were on back order until I came across a Gigabyte X800XT PE AGP for $249.00 shipped. I bought the card on Tuesday the 16th at 10 AM.

Sapphire Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition AGP for $279 shipped below. Not as good as the $229 or $249 prices from earlier but this price is still cheaper than the other online stores.

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=320816

PLOBBY
08-18-05, 01:15 AM
Well the one i got has arrived. I will know what it is like tomorrow around noonish, when I wake up :p. But yeah im really tired and had a long day so ill elt you know how it turns out.

Jcollins82
08-18-05, 07:16 PM
I got my x850xt yesterday, the one that was $249, and it came in a retail box but unforutnately it has no UPC. Not on the manual, not on the box, not on anything. The reason I need it is because I was looking to pick up that $100 CrossFire ready rebate. Does anybody have the same card with the UPC by any chance? Or could anybody give me the serial number and UPC of another brand x850xt?

Any help would be appreciated.

OCS911
08-18-05, 07:26 PM
I do have UPC code on my box

Jcollins82
08-18-05, 08:06 PM
Where'd you find it? Or could you post the numbers for me?

Thanks.

fldrice
08-18-05, 09:06 PM
I got my x850xt yesterday, the one that was $249, and it came in a retail box but unforutnately it has no UPC. Not on the manual, not on the box, not on anything. The reason I need it is because I was looking to pick up that $100 CrossFire ready rebate. Does anybody have the same card with the UPC by any chance? Or could anybody give me the serial number and UPC of another brand x850xt?

Any help would be appreciated.
Call ZZF and demand that you get a new card or to be compensated. Since I assumed they advertise that the card is brand new, it's technically false advertising on their behalf.

Cisco Kid
08-18-05, 09:18 PM
Call ZZF and demand that you get a new card or to be compensated. Since I assumed they advertise that the card is brand new, it's technically false advertising on their behalf.

HAHA tat is funny , sure they will give you a new card, be happy with the deal but you can always return at your cost and be given a new one at a possibly higher price

I think all the good deals are now gone due to being sold out for good, all prices have gone up and all the hot agp X800XT and X850XT cards are gonzo Kudos to those who scored

Jcollins82
08-18-05, 09:40 PM
Well, it doesn't appear to be a used item. Other than the fact that those little "tamper-proof" stickers that never stay on were loose, but I think that just has to do with the fact that these cards were probably sitting on the shelf for some time, hence the rock bottom prices. I don't really have any intention of returning it unless it's non-functioning, which I won't know until tomorrow evening at the earliest.

All I really need is someone to post a UPC, really.

I suppose if worse comes to worse, and it does in fact, turn out to be a refurbished item upon further inspection, then ZZFs customer service will feel the fury of a thousand wars. I don't usually order from ZZF because of some of the things I hear, and what they did to someone I refered them to, but I was weak, so weak. Regardless, I think from now on I'll stick to the Egg, where I know I won't have this problem.

PLOBBY
08-18-05, 11:43 PM
I got my card and yes the box was different. It did say it was an x800 xt. But it had a sticker saying its an x800 xt-pe and it is an x800 xt-pe. So im happy and im very impressed by it. Good deal :).

MassiveOverkill
08-19-05, 06:59 AM
Got mine installed last night (Sapphire 850XT PCI-E VIVO) and got her clocked to 610/600 :D

craig588
08-19-05, 08:49 AM
Sry for threadjack, but hey Koss... I just took a peak at your sig. I would pull out that 128mb ram chip, and let the other 2x256 run dual channel. You'd probably get better performance that way. :)

The NF2 chipset lets you use 3 sticks and still keep dual channel active.

PLOBBY
08-19-05, 10:41 AM
I didnt have much luck clocking my memory. Not sure why but is getting pretty hot quickly. Stock is 520/560. I got the gpu up a little but but not by much. The card is running 545/562 right now. Itll help out once i slab some as5 on there and a vga silencer. Itll be about a month before i get that though so ill have to love with it now :p. But I love it so much. Im running counterstrike source at everything maxxed out, res is 1600x1200, AA 6x and AF 16x. Im going between 55-80 fps depending where I am in css. But I love it very much right now.

Oh btw, what should i be expecting out of the temps for the x800 xt-pe on full load? The highest ive seen it go is 60 C.

g0dM@n
08-19-05, 11:14 AM
The NF2 chipset lets you use 3 sticks and still keep dual channel active.

I thought only if you run 2 of the smaller in the first two dimm slots (bank 0), and then one of the same size of the first two combined in the 3rd slot (bank 1).

i.e.:

dimm0 = 128mb, dimm1 = 128mb, dimm2 = 256mb

or

dimm0 = 256mb, dimm1 = 256mb, dimm2 = 512mb

Dimm0 and Dimm1 are combined for one bank.

ryufreak
08-19-05, 02:29 PM
cards are back, just at original price now, something like 370, etc

g0dM@n
08-19-05, 02:33 PM
Lol

HousERaT
08-19-05, 02:41 PM
I thought only if you run 2 of the smaller in the first two dimm slots (bank 0), and then one of the same size of the first two combined in the 3rd slot (bank 1).

i.e.:

dimm0 = 128mb, dimm1 = 128mb, dimm2 = 256mb

or

dimm0 = 256mb, dimm1 = 256mb, dimm2 = 512mb

Dimm0 and Dimm1 are combined for one bank.

That would be correct...... ;)

JU571N
08-19-05, 02:43 PM
I get instant artifacts as soon as I hit the find max core button in ATI Tool with my MSI x800XT PE :( Hopefully that's just a bug or something.

No UPC on my box either, though everything appears to be brand new.

HousERaT
08-19-05, 02:44 PM
cards are back, just at original price now, something like 370, etc

Which cards do you speak of? I've been trying to score an x850xt(pe) with no luck. All they have is the vivo....... for $399, which is way more than I'm willing to spend.....

AlabamaCajun
08-21-05, 10:48 AM
Got exactly what I ordered but the box had no seales on it but every thing looked and is brand spanking new and untouched. Not all mfgs put seals on stuff and I've dealt with ZZF since 2003 with no mess-ups.

The X850XT BTW...Sweeeet. I compared the shading and texture layering to my 9800XT. It like the difference between standard TV and HDTV. Shiny and Glossy surfaces look like a deep showroom polished Ferrari! I know the NVidia folks will come through with their 7800s but for the price, I'm going the enjoy my shiny new card :santa:

Zork
08-21-05, 03:53 PM
I get instant artifacts as soon as I hit the find max core button in ATI Tool with my MSI x800XT PE :( Hopefully that's just a bug or something.

No UPC on my box either, though everything appears to be brand new.


Check your temps? Im having the same exact problems with my Saphiire XT PE, but not bought through ZZF :( ... I noticed my temps were in the upper 90's :shrug: .. I modded a socket A heatsink to fit the card now ATI tool clocks the core all the way up to 580 with no artifacts, and my temps never pass 50C :) .... Its a shame I had to to do that though, just to get it to run stable stable in ATI tool without detecting artifacts.. Never noticed anything in games though?

PLOBBY
08-21-05, 04:15 PM
Wow, i dont go past 59. I hit 60 once, but thats the only time. But I can get up to 545 on the core with stock heatsink, Ill eventually but another one or something, but for now Im fine.

JU571N
08-21-05, 05:18 PM
It idles at 40, haven't checked it in game yet. Like I said, it runs all the games I've thrown at it (sans F.E.A.R.) at 1280x960 with all settings in game maxed, 6xAA 16xAF with temporal AA at 50-60fps with no artifacts of any sort.

I just ran ATI Tool's "scan for artifacts" for 5 minutes and never got above 70, according to PowerStrip which should be accurate since it's reading directly from the card's probe. The case temp is higher than usual due to my fan ports being blocked by dust and whatnot. It's been awhile since I cleaned my case, need to put some filters in as well.

I did manage to get to 542 on the core today before it artifacted, then ran the "heating gpu" thing but the screen went all crazy and my comp froze before it could start bringing the core down a bit. I'm gonna order a Zalman VF700-CU pretty soon so that should bring my temps down, maybe I can overclock it with that + AS5.

Speaking of which, are the ramsinks that come with the VF700 better than these (http://store.yahoo.com/svcompucycle/klramsink-18.html)? I already bought those along with a bunch of other crap from SVC's clearace page. If they aren't better, I'm sure I can find a use for them somehow.

ryufreak
08-22-05, 11:26 AM
Which cards do you speak of? I've been trying to score an x850xt(pe) with no luck. All they have is the vivo....... for $399, which is way more than I'm willing to spend.....
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=321706

this was in stock when i looked at it, but i guess it's not now.