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Radeon X800 XT, When?!?

By (=DoM=)
May 16, 2004
  1. Ive decided after reading dozens of reviews to go for the ATI chip, its smaller, lighter, draws less power, is cheaper, a LOT cheaper, and for only a little bit less powerful than the GeForce 6, i think its going to be more popular.

    1 quick question, all of these companies are going to manufacture the X800 Pro/XT onto their own board.

    ASUS
    Connect3D
    GIGABYTE
    MSI Computer Corp.
    Sapphire Technology
    PowerColor

    I have preference towards the ASUS Model

    But when will they be ready to buy? This week? Nexx Week? Next Month? 3 Months? I have this money burning a hole in my pocket, and it must be sent asap
     
  2. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,427

    Here in the US, Best Buy has a estimated shipping date of 6/15-6/21/2004 on the X800XT Platinum Edition, and 5/24-6/2/2004, on the X800 Pro, $500 and $400. But you know how these things usually go.
     
  3. (=DoM=)

    (=DoM=) TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 242

  4. (=DoM=)

    (=DoM=) TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 242

    cya later, im off to work, when i get home, i have a nice picture to post up regarding Half Life, watch this space...........:)
     
  5. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,568   +103

    Well I've got my X800 Pro on order (since my native resolution is 1280 I didn't see a huge need for the xtra power of the XT, plus it should overclock to almost the same speeds as the XT. Just lacks 4 pipelines then :D ).
    Komplett.co.uk have it listed as arriving (unconfirmed) 26/05/2004. Should have it by the end of the month with any luck... :cool:
     
  6. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

  7. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,568   +103

    I'd read something about the chip having some Athlon type laser cut bridges that being connected up to be the same as the XT version might enable the other 4 pipelines. I think I'll be happy enough with my X800 Pro overclocked rather than chancing destroying £297 worth of brand new graphics card :D
     
  8. (=DoM=)

    (=DoM=) TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 242

    ....or just dont live a lie and buy yourself the fastest card to begin with, i cant believe people are thinking about overclocking (or raping, as i like to call it) this brand new piece of work, just let it be, give it a kind caring home, and feed it regularly, dont overclock it or it will turn nasty :)
     
  9. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,568   +103

    Haven't had a problem with my Sapphire 9800 running 385/338. Thats Pro speeds on the cheap. I don't try extreme overclocking but if it can do it without breaking sweat I won't be saying no to the extra performance.
     
  10. (=DoM=)

    (=DoM=) TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 242

    Arris, i have only one thing to say to that...

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  11. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Posts: 422

    Personally DOM i would go with the Sapphire card - i have not had a great deal of experiance with ATi cards, so dont quote me, but i have not heard anything bad about sapphire - and they have always worked fine for me.

    Steg
     
     
  12. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,568   +103

    Ok whatever :rolleyes:
    Just sharing my limited experience with overclocking video cards with anyone that might be reading this thread and think that it always "turns nasty".
     
  13. (=DoM=)

    (=DoM=) TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 242

    lol, i was only joking mate, i just saw that gif on b3ta and found it hilarious, reminds me of my mum, So i spam it everywhere now.

    Thx for the advice Steg, ill take that into account, ill AVOID MSI like the plague, they make horrible graphics cards, i had 4 RMA's for my old Ti4600, so ill not get one from them, PowerColor are pretty established now, ill have a look at the,, ASUS imo will prolly offer me the best quality chip, but tend to be expensive, and then theres an ATI thoroughbred, Gigabyte and Connect3D.

    We'll soon see the kinda prices were talking about, everywhere ive looked they say;

    X800 Pro = $399
    X800 XT = $499

    $499 translates into roughly £350, but with me living in rip-off UK, that will prolly go upto £400, so in effect i will prolly have to spend $50 more for it than you US guys, if i was to import one ill have to wait weeks and the shipping will cost quite a lot, we'll see how it goes. and again.......

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,568   +103

    So far most X800 Pro cards I've seen listed are around the £300 mark. And XTs are listing initially now around £350 - £375 so it might not be sold for as inflated a price as we are used to :D
     
  15. (=DoM=)

    (=DoM=) TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 242

    Groovy, bout time we werent getting ripped off for prices, Ill prolly order from Kustom.co.uk, they own
     
  16. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,568   +103

    Just started reading and posting at the kustompcs forums since its a scottish company :D
    They have the Connect3d X800 Pro in stock for £307 but aren't listing XTs yet.
     
  17. (=DoM=)

    (=DoM=) TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 242

    Woah, sweet, ill go and have a look now, thx Arris
     
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