Mid-Range Graphics

Although up about $25, we can see here the last of X800GTO2 cards from Sapphire [RTPE: 100130] is going for about $194 shipped. If you're in the market for something a bit cheaper, you can always go with the Sapphire Radeon X800GTO 256MB [RTPE: 100129] which is on sale for $152.

The 6800GS cards have seen a bit of a price drop, but nothing really significant. For about $174 after a $10 mail-in rebate, the eVGA GeForce 6800GS 256MB [RTPE: 256-P2-N386] is a difficult card to pass up. This is actually the cheapest we've seen this card sell for. If you've been waiting to purchase one, now seems like an excellent time to do so.

eVGA GeForce 6800GS 256MB

If you have a preference for one brand over another, you can go with the XFX GeForce 6800GS 256MB XXX [RTPE: PV-T42G-UAD7] also going for $174 shipped after a $20 mail-in rebate.

The GeForce 6600GT is still a great buy, especially with the two fantastic deals we found for you today. You have the option of going with either the XFX GeForce 6600GT 128MB [RTPE: PV-T43G-ND] for $104 after a $20 mail-in rebate or the eVGA GeForce 6600GT 128MB [RTPE: 128-P2-N368] for $110 also after a $20 mail-in rebate.

While the 6600GTs perform slightly better than the X700s, an X700 is still a decent option, depending on the price. Although with the two great 6600GT deals we discovered, it's a bit difficult to suggest going with one of these. A fairly priced alternative to the 6600GT is the Sapphire Radeon X700 Pro 128MB [RTPE: 100595] which is going for about $116 shipped.

The X1600's have dropping quite a bit since their release earlier last month. Your best option here would be the Sapphire Radeon X1600 Pro 256MB [RTPE: 100144] for $127 shipped. The Sapphire Radeon X1600XT 256MB [RTPE: 100146] is also one to consider, on sale for about $160 shipped.

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  • nottheissue - Friday, February 10, 2006 - link

    Is there a reason why the X850 XT wasn't even mentioned? NewEgg has the card right now for $209-$219 (PCI-E) which looks to be a tremendous deal. Isn't it supposed to be even faster than a 6800 Ultra, which was mentioned? Reply
  • axi0n - Monday, February 6, 2006 - link

    Surprised no one caught on to the eVGA combo deal at Monarchcomputer.com ...

    eVGA NF4 Mobo w/ SLI & eVGA 7800GT for $360.xx

    Dirt Cheap IMHO... if we weren't so damn close to AMD AM2 kit I would be all over that...

  • yacoub - Monday, February 6, 2006 - link

    [quote]If you're in the market for a 512MB X1800XT, the best deal we can find for you is the Sapphire Radeon X1800XT 512MB [RTPE: 100134] going for approximately $475.[/quote]

    My question is why would anyone buy an X1800XT 512MB part when for ~$25 more they can get an X1900XT?
  • Le Québécois - Monday, February 6, 2006 - link

    Is it just me or the 7800GTX 512 (around 900$USD) is extremely overpriced in comparison to the X1900XTX (around 600$USD)? Seems to me Nvidia will be in trouble if the don't lower thoses prices quickly. Reply
  • fishbits - Monday, February 6, 2006 - link

    I think it's a little soon to declare Nvidia "in trouble" over momentary pricing of a bleeding edge card that's been in rare-to-none availability status. That said, yes the ATI card is the better deal for the moment. Reply
  • Le Québécois - Monday, February 6, 2006 - link

    I said :

    Seems to me Nvidia will be in trouble if

    I'm sure they will lower (well I hope so) their prices.
  • Capt Caveman - Monday, February 6, 2006 - link

    No X1800XT's are listed and a X800XL is still considered high-end? Reply
  • Le Québécois - Monday, February 6, 2006 - link

    Look closer..Every X1800 product with 512mb of ram IS an XT, not XL Reply

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