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Psychotic Robot Master
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Okay heres another question for ya'll.

In a few hours, I'll head off to buy a new video card which is a ATI RADEON X800 PRO 256mo TV-OUT and I'd like to know if it's a good card.My friend told me it was but I'd like to confirm it by experts here.

Also that card will remplace my Radeon 9200 which is kinda getting on my nerves since I've been strugglin trying to play Far Cry on High Graphics mode and pretty much all the other games aswell and I know that I have the recommended requirements for it.What should I do for it not to conflict with the other card? Uninstall the video drivers then remove the card? After it's installation, I install the Latest Catalyst Drivers right? Thats the upgrade drivers for it, right?

I just hope that ATI RADEON X800 PRO 256mo TV-OUT is good for it's price cuz it's damn expensive.
 

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How much are you paying for it? Are you going to get PCI-E or AGP? With PCI-E version, you could buy another CrossFire edition of the card in the same series (X800 etc.) in the future and have something like an SLI (but better); just thought you might wanna know that.

As far as the driver removal, I'd suggest you use Driver Cleaner Pro.
 

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Well I think it's an AGP but I'll get more infos.As for it's price: 416 USD
 

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Ya, $400 is way too much for an X800 Pro.. if you live in the US, Newegg has one for $235.
 

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I don't live in the us so I can't buy from newegg :(

Skipping x800 Pro for a X800xl? how much is that "XL" ? Yeah I have to admit that the price is very high but I don't know where else to turn to but my local computer shop.
 

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The XL is around the same price as the pro in most places and it is a good leap in power compared to the pro.
XL=less than $300 Pro=Less than $275
nevermind. I just realized you said agp. If this is the case get a geforce 6800gt for $300 or All in Wonder X800 xt for $330
 

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well I said AGP since i wasn't sure.Sooo lets say I buy that x800. Will I be able to run Far Cry on the maximum resolution? and if I do, I clear the video cleaner pro, put in the card, install the drivers, upgrade, reinstall directx9 and I'll be set?
 

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I think that you can't depend your Graphics card alone in order to play games on high detail smoothly, processor and memory also plays important role.
 

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Okay there we are, Judgement day.

AGP or PCI-EX? :dance:
 

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your getting agp right cause if you are replacing your 9200 that comes in agp not pci-e which means your motherboard has an agp lane not pci-e
 

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Nevermore said:
Okay heres another question for ya'll.

In a few hours, I'll head off to buy a new video card which is a ATI RADEON X800 PRO 256mo TV-OUT and I'd like to know if it's a good card.My friend told me it was but I'd like to confirm it by experts here.

Also that card will remplace my Radeon 9200 which is kinda getting on my nerves since I've been strugglin trying to play Far Cry on High Graphics mode and pretty much all the other games aswell and I know that I have the recommended requirements for it.What should I do for it not to conflict with the other card? Uninstall the video drivers then remove the card? After it's installation, I install the Latest Catalyst Drivers right? Thats the upgrade drivers for it, right?

I just hope that ATI RADEON X800 PRO 256mo TV-OUT is good for it's price cuz it's damn expensive.

i would suggest you go for the X800XL AGp8x it matches the 6800GT both are good cards. while XL pulls out in some games while 6800GT pulls out in other games.

the X800XL AGP8x is like 350 while the X800pro is 400 , the XL is faster then the Pro . IF you going to compusa.

the X800XL would be the better choice over the X800pro.



if u buying online i would say the X800XL Agp8x if u perfer ATI or the 6800GT if u perfer Nvidia.

but if i was you, i would go PCIE and grab a X800XL pcie for 279 bucks. from newegg.com
 

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alright will do, thanks General. XL it will be but whats wrong with the PRO version? it's not good enough?
 

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the XL is what the pro ver should had been, XL= 16 pipes , pro = 12 pipes. the Xl is Faster then the Pro. i had the pro then i went PCIE and exchanged my pro Agp8x into a Pcie with my warrenty.
 

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The XT version has a better price to preformance ratio compared to the Pro and the prie diffrence isn't that great anyway so it's better to spend a little more first and you won't have to upgrade it longer to keep up than if you bought a Pro
 

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Okay so XL it will be. It's gonna be quite hard for me to buy it since newegg only ships in the US. :S

Anyone knows any cheap online stores?
 

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i think BigFoot computers my sell to your country. ihttp://www.bigfootcomputers.com/index.php
 

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Player-X said:
The XT version has a better price to preformance ratio compared to the Pro and the prie diffrence isn't that great anyway so it's better to spend a little more first and you won't have to upgrade it longer to keep up than if you bought a Pro

THe price diffents is. most of the PCIE counter parts are cheaper then the AGP8x parts cuz for the AGP counter parts u mainy paying more for the PCIE to AGp8x bridge chip that they put on it to make the covertion over to AGP8x easier.
 
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