ATI may release 'GT' X800 model

By Julio Franco ยท 22 replies
Jul 16, 2004
  1. Rumours floating around seem to indicate that ATI is considering adding one more member to its Radeon X800 family. Touted the X800 'GT' (or anything they end up calling it) would be a 16-pipeline part clocked lower than the higher-end X800 XT, such a card would fill the gap left between current Radeon models which has given some slight advantage to NVIDIA's new generation GeForce 6800 GT.
  2. SOB

    SOB Banned Posts: 119

    regardless of what ati intends to do, overcoming the lack of 32 bit support and 3.0 will without a doubt cause ati purchasers to duplicate that purchase down the road. whether it be 6mos , a year, doesn't matter, they'll be forced to buy an upgraded card. not to say that either offering isn't spectacular. it's just......why buy two cards?
  3. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 361

    I'm sure they'll compensate with something once they release their new chips :)
  4. SOB

    SOB Banned Posts: 119

    my point exactly

    that's when you fork over 400 again for the upgrade. dumb.
  5. tha smokah

    tha smokah TS Rookie

    NVIDIA has the better line of cards IMO.
  6. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 7,673   +989

    In the end, it's better for us (consumers) that both companies are offering competitive solutions and people is divided whether they should buy one or the other... we get a better deal at a lower price.
  7. SOB

    SOB Banned Posts: 119


    and, now, it's tag, your it, for ati.
  8. Who gives a rat's wet behind about PS 3.0 right now? How many games rely on this? Not many if any, and there won't be for a long time. Throw in the fact that the ATi runs much cooler and does not require a nuclear reactor to run it, plus it's faster than the nVidia card. Oh yeah, this is a tough decision...
  9. SOB

    SOB Banned Posts: 119

    please know

    what you are talking about. the gt version requires no such thing. the ati card is a 24 bit card as opposed to the nvidia line of cards being 32 bit / pci xpress /sli capable/ far cry is already patched for 3.0. so there goes all that hot air.
  10. Whatever, you can have your two slot toaster oven. :D
  11. SOB

    SOB Banned Posts: 119

    again ignorance

    this card is a one slot solution.
  12. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    There's little to no advantage using 32-bit floating point operations instead of 24-bit. MS had asked for 32-bit at one point but then figured 24 would be more then enough.

    It turns out at the time they decided to go with 24-bit, nVidia & MS were not really in good terms (pricing for the Xbox chips were in discussion) so nVidia apparently didn't get that info & got stuck with 32-bit, which is better in theory but unused by games or applications & slower then 24-bit.
  13. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Those reviews are of the 6800 ultra, not the GT. This thread is discussing the 6800 GT. Get your facts straight.;)
  14. Doh! Where did this GT come from?

    Ok, I'm ignorant. :D
  15. SOB

    SOB Banned Posts: 119

    yes, that's true didou

    but, why be without it?.....things are going to change?......take the optimizations, right?
  16. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 7,673   +989

    No personal flaming, please...
  17. SOB

    SOB Banned Posts: 119


  18. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    The 6800 GT is faster than the X800 Pro. ATI need a 'GT' model to compete. The 6800 GT is the best card to go for right now if you don't want to spend the bucks for top end gear.
  19. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    The 6800 GT is still expensive IMO. The 6800 non-ultra & 9800 Pro are probably the best bang for the buck right now.
  20. SOB

    SOB Banned Posts: 119

  21. THe 6800GT is pretty sweet. It beats a X800Pro but without AA. WIth AA the X800Pro beats the 6800GT. It gonna be a battle.
  22. werty316

    werty316 TS Rookie Posts: 185

    Forgot to logon sorry.
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