X850XT vs BFG 6800 OC

ewb302

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X850XT is better, but i wouldn't spend $250 to try to improve on a 6800GT. Not going to be worth it.
 

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ewb302 said:
X850XT is better, but i wouldn't spend $250 to try to improve on a 6800GT. Not going to be worth it.

yeh dont upgrade to it..keep your card then do a whole refresh mid 2006...
 

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SSlaytanic said:
ill give you a hint... a X850XT is better than ANY 6800 card.

lol true :)

hold ur head and prepare for a flame war...lol
 

Nobi125

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ewb302 said:
X850XT is better, but i wouldn't spend $250 to try to improve on a 6800GT. Not going to be worth it.

He doesn't even have the GT.......he's got the vanilla.
 

ewb302

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You're right. The X850XT would be a nice improvement over a 6800 in that case. Hard to say if it is worth the money though...
 

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ewb302 said:
You're right. The X850XT would be a nice improvement over a 6800 in that case. Hard to say if it is worth the money though...

It got it from Microcenter, they had it 299, with rebate and other discounts. I paid $249 + tax and got a $50 rebate to send it, making it $199. I think I did pretty good.
 

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Comte said:
It got it from Microcenter, they had it 299, with rebate and other discounts. I paid $249 + tax and got a $50 rebate to send it, making it $199. I think I did pretty good.

That's awesome. How did you get it for $249? I got it for $299, and sent in the mail in rebate. I still think $249 after rebate is a good deal. $199 is even better!
 

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ewb302 said:
That's awesome. How did you get it for $249? I got it for $299, and sent in the mail in rebate. I still think $249 after rebate is a good deal. $199 is even better!

I got an email from them that said " ATI Radeon X850 XT 256MB GDDR3 8x AGP Video Card
» 520MHz core clock speed
» 256MB GDDR3 SDRAM video memory installed
$199.99
Reg. $299.99 / Price after 20% savings, additional bonus savings & $50 mfr. mail-in rebate / 582528 "

If you bought it yesterday, you should have paid $249.
 

ewb302

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I see that on their website. It is 50 bucks cheaper now than it was 3 weeks or so ago when I bought it. That is a hell of a deal now.
 

Worldhammer

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I have a 6800 UOC from BFG and a X850XTPE.

The 850 most definately is better than the ultra, so far better than the "vanilla" 68, errrr at least it would be if it hadn't just artifacted out to death and must be RMA'd :(
Still I highly recommend the card.
 

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Worldhammer said:
I have a 6800 UOC from BFG and a X850XTPE.

The 850 most definately is better than the ultra, so far better than the "vanilla" 68, errrr at least it would be if it hadn't just artifacted out to death and must be RMA'd :(
Still I highly recommend the card.

yeh the x850xt pe slaughters the 6800ultra...my friend has one and my card kicks his card all over the place when gaming :p
 

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ewb302 said:
That's awesome. How did you get it for $249? I got it for $299, and sent in the mail in rebate. I still think $249 after rebate is a good deal. $199 is even better!

I just got mine at microcenter for $239!! woot! :D
 

Krazy_Joe

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for all who paid for the 850xt at 249 or 299 just call up microcenter. Any price change within 30 days of purchase and you should be able to credit the difference! That is store policy! Go get your money! :D
 

ewb302

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Krazy_Joe said:
for all who paid for the 850xt at 249 or 299 just call up microcenter. Any price change within 30 days of purchase and you should be able to credit the difference! That is store policy! Go get your money! :D

That would be great. Does it show anywhere in writing this policy you speak of?
 
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