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#1 F50Ferrari

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 03:14 PM

Hey all, I've been confused for a very long time.

What is the best video card out there for Mac? I've heard the NVIDIA 6800 and the ATI X850.

What card will give the best performance for games? It might not be one of those two, if so what is it?

#2 bobbob

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 03:16 PM

Look at Barefeats' graphs. I'd say get the cheaper of an X800 or X850, if only for ATI's control panel. Apple's control panel sucks.

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 04:32 PM

Read Barefeats? Don't be that guy.

Read IMG's review. We cover the X800 XT and 6800 Ultra in-depth. The X850 XT will probably be marginally faster. I'll try to get my hands on one so I can find out definitively.
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Posted 29 June 2005 - 07:49 PM

Lucian, on June 29th 2005, 03:32 PM, said:

Read Barefeats? Don't be that guy

His graphs show pretty much the same things your graphs show.

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 08:22 PM

According to IMG's chat, The X800 is better. So the X850 must be even better! (and the best)

Correct me if I'm wrong  :)

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 08:36 PM

bobbob, on June 29th 2005, 06:49 PM, said:

His graphs show pretty much the same things your graphs show.

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