9800 Pro vs X800 Pro on XP3000+

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Quick question, will an X800 Pro be significantly quicker than a 9800 Pro on
an Athlon XP 3000+ based PC, or will the X800 be limited by the CPU?

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> Quick question, will an X800 Pro be significantly quicker than a 9800 Pro
> on an Athlon XP 3000+ based PC, or will the X800 be limited by the CPU?


Well, the balance of GPU to CPU is quite game dependant. Also, the features
used will also strongly affect this.

I would say that the X800 would be significantly better in newer graphics
intensive games.

I would say that it will be noticeably faster only if you're running at high
resolutions. Or in Far Cry. :p

Far Cry is a killer, it runs pretty well at 1024*768 on my 9800 Pro, only a
couple of scenes in the whole game got a bit choppy. If this is the way
games are going... you'll need all the power you can get. With HL2 being
fine on a 1GHz CPU, you can see where the power needs to come from, and it's
not your CPU.

1GB of RAM is becoming necessary (Well, certainly ~768MB) for these games
too.

Depends what you want to play though really. In 6 months to a years time
you'll definitely notice the difference!

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"Justin Baker ntlworld.com>" <justin.baker@<removethis> wrote in message
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> Quick question, will an X800 Pro be significantly quicker than a 9800 Pro
on
> an Athlon XP 3000+ based PC, or will the X800 be limited by the CPU?
>

From the reviews and tests I've seen, an X800 Pro is about 15-20% faster
than a 9800 Pro on synthetic benchmarks. The top of the line X800 is double
the speed on synthetic benches.