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mishi
May 29, 2004, 04:16 AM
I need some verdicts on which card is better X800 or GeForce 6800?

Veldek
May 29, 2004, 05:17 AM
Most tests see the X800 in front, only OpenGL is better on the 6800. Look here for some benchmarks (and more):

http://www.tomshardware.com/graphic/20040504/ati-x800-12.html

Wyrm
May 29, 2004, 08:05 AM
Neither of them have Mac versions... yet... if ever? :(

The Nvidia 6800 is supposed to have more techno-whiz bang features that are not used, whereas the X800 is a tweaked version of the 9800 which is a tweaked version of the 9700...

Wonder if we'll see one of these for the next PowerMac rev?

-Wyrm

mishi
May 30, 2004, 01:35 AM
Neither of them have Mac versions... yet... if ever? :(

The Nvidia 6800 is supposed to have more techno-whiz bang features that are not used, whereas the X800 is a tweaked version of the 9800 which is a tweaked version of the 9700...

Wonder if we'll see one of these for the next PowerMac rev?

-Wyrm
some poeple say that the new top end Powermacs are coming with the X800 :D

Veldek
May 30, 2004, 04:09 AM
some poeple say that the new top end Powermacs are coming with the X800 :D

I'd rather say, some people do hope that the new top end Powermacs are coming with the X800. I do. But the 6800 is Mac compatible which already lead to the assumption we could see this card in the Power Macs. Nvidia cards were all Mac compatible though, which means nothing then.

Two discussions about this can be found here:

Geforce 6800 Mac Bound!!! In Next Powermacs!? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=67704)

see, no nVidia (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=70505)