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Radeon X800 Question

By KillerFurby07
Feb 3, 2007
  1. Hey I just have a quick question and maybe a dumb one. Anyway is an X800 CrossFire Edition the same as an X800XL?
     
  2. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Crossfire is ATI's equivalent to SLI. So, I think the crossfire edition is a little worse than the XL series

    sw123
     
  3. KillerFurby07

    KillerFurby07 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OK thanks.

    EDIT:Oh one more question. Is the 9800se better or worse than the regular 9800?
     
  4. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    9800SE is worse I think because the SE means non-Onboard RAM usually.
     
  5. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    No, SE means a crippled memory bus. So the 9800SE has a 128-it bus instead of a 256-bit bus. The 128-bit bus is particularly bad because the card's memory clock is only like 650MHz DDR anyway.
     
  6. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    Well I was right it is still better then :), and BTW you are wrong it can mean crippled bus or hyper-memory. Just checked newegg.
     
  7. agi_shi

    agi_shi TS Rookie Posts: 385

    Hmm... I thought SE meant Second Edition (as in better) :eek: Oh well, now I know what it's for this stuff.
     
  8. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    No its more like Stupid Edition lol.

    Here is what comes along with the SE name 1-3 of these things,

    Crippled Memory Bus
    HyperMemory/TurboCache
    Older Style RAM like DDR(2) instead of GDDR3
     
  9. antradox

    antradox TS Rookie Posts: 35

    hmm..now im wondering if GDDR is the same as DDR, eg, what is the difference between GDDR3 and DDR3? anyone?
     
  10. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    I think GDDR is Graphics Double Data Rate. GDDR3 must be a little better.
     
  11. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    GDDR is DDR, GDDR2 is DDR2, GDDR3 is DDR3, GDDR4 is DDR4. There is a pattern you see lol, GDDR3+ is for higher memory clocks and more agressive timings.
     
  12. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 302

    SE means Special Edition methinks. And it just means a model that is lower-spec'd than its non-SE counterpart.

    As for your question in the opening post, yes there's a difference between X800 CrossFire Edition and the X800XL. Crossfire needs a master card, which is labeled Crossfire Edition. The second card can just be any Crossfire-compatible card. There is no reason to get a Crossfire Edition card unless you are planning to get a dual-GPU Crossfire setup.

    GDDR2 and GDDR3 are the standards now for graphics cards, GDDR4 is coming out soon. As the number behind the GDDR goes up, the memory speed and memory bandwidth go up. GDDR (Graphics DDR) is a type of memory created specially for graphics processing in video cards, and is theoretically supposed to be better for this purpose.
     
  13. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    GDDR4 is already out in the X1950XTX
     
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