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Archer36
10-03-05, 02:37 PM
Which one would provide better preformance, im looking to upgrade from a 9500 Pro for CoD2. I will be doing almost ZERO OC'ing of the video card as I never got into that (CPU = different story). Also my system is AGP and absolutly no plans of upgrade to PCI-e in the next 2-3 years.

Quailane
10-03-05, 02:59 PM
The X800XT because they are almost the same card except the X850 has 4 pipelines disabled.

Archer36
10-03-05, 03:18 PM
Ok, now for some reason the X800XT AIWs are cheaper than the regular X800XT is there a reason?

HousERaT
10-03-05, 05:11 PM
nope..... just marketing and perhaps some problems getting aftermarket coolers to fit.

Archer36
10-03-05, 05:23 PM
Ok many of you have probably seen the card prices on ZFF, so next question how much difference is there between the X800 XT & X800 XT PE?

IWasHungry
10-03-05, 05:26 PM
Ok, now for some reason the X800XT AIWs are cheaper than the regular X800XT is there a reason?
Not really, you're getting a X800XT with a b-b-b-b-b-bonus of AIW features. ;)
That X800XT AIW deal has been around for a while, it's pretty good.

Chickenfeed
10-03-05, 05:27 PM
Basically the memory on the PE is rated higher so it runs at 560 apposed to the xts 500. The clock is also 20Hz higher on the PE but i dont think the price difference is worth since you can easily oc it to an unnoticeable difference. Also the xts availability is better i believe and you can also get eh x800xt aiw like you said for 300ish from what Ive seen. good luck

speed bump
10-03-05, 06:37 PM
Difference between the cards at stock.

x850 pro = x800pro with looser ram timings and higher clocks
x850xt=x800xt with same difference as above.

Go with the x800xt as it is a better card becuase it has 16pipes as opposed to 12.

Archer36
10-03-05, 07:37 PM
Ok thanks guys really helped make up my mind. Now just have to wait 3-4 weeks for a few checks to enter the bank, maybe ill catch a nice deal in that time.

Archer36
10-03-05, 08:51 PM
Ok, for the X800XT AIW im looking at 325.00 shipped, and i found the Sapphire X800 XT PE OEM for 335.00 shipped. Would it be worth 10.00 to hop up to the Sapphire X800 XT PE? I highly doubt i would use the AIW featuers anyways, what do you guys think?

That would be two weeks of work plus a 6 hour PHP coding job going twoard this card, is it worth it?

Froggy
10-03-05, 10:34 PM
In theory the PE version might OC better. I am not sure which would bring better resale value.

Jacobman
10-03-05, 11:24 PM
For $10 more? Show me where its at lol. So definently go for it!!!

Archer36
10-04-05, 10:10 AM
For $10 more? Show me where its at lol. So definently go for it!!! Never, at least till I buy mine.