Looks like I'll probably be buying the x800xl instead of buying the 6800GT. I couldnt decide if it would be worth it to spend $100 more on the GT
If there were any doubts, have a gander at these, cut and posted from another thread:
- notice how the x800XL tops the 6800 Ultra in the second graph (3dMark05 Vertex Shader), and in the third graph, trails by only 1.3fps. Of note, when comparing be sure you're looking at the 6800 Ultra and not the 6800 Ultra SLI, as they include SLI performance as well. It also wins 3 of the Far Cry benchmarks.
- at 1600x1200, the x800XL comes out ahead of the Ultra in, again, 3dMark05 as well as both Aquamarks. In Far Cry, it trails by a frame or two.
- probably the best roundup out there, as they include a LOT of benchmarks (games and synthetics). Again, we see the x800XL top the Ultra in 3dMark05 as well as a healthy handful of games. Also, FWIW we see the x800XL destroy the Ultra in Final Fantasy's XI Official benchmark.