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Old 11-15-2005, 06:53 AM   #11 (permalink)
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my system does not run too hot at present and I sure as hell over clocked my old 9600

So yeah I will be over clocked the new one

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Old 11-15-2005, 02:53 PM   #12 (permalink)
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dont be fooled by the 6600GTs high clock speeds... its not a bad card, but it is no longer the best bang for your buck.

the 6800nu at stock speed 325/700 out performs the 6600GT 500/1000.

its because the 6800 has 2x the bandwidth, with 12piplins 5shaders... witch can be unlocked in some casess to 16/6... even not unlocked the 6800 is better. Iv ran them both.

the "6800 128mb" at $165 after rebate will outperform the "6600GT 256" at $200.

Its priced higher because they can sell it to all the noobs who see a higher clock speed paired with 256ram.

EDIT: iv ran the 128mb 6600gt, but the extra 128mbs wont add that much performance, if any at all.

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Old 11-15-2005, 06:58 PM   #13 (permalink)
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i got a 6600GT 256mb....works fine for me the main reason i got the 256mb one was cause it was only $2 more than the 128mb one i paid $300 for mine (keep in mind im in Australia) but i paid this quite a while ago now....

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Old 11-16-2005, 12:38 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally posted by PcMe
Well if you're going with a 6600GT, just go with a evga, leadtek, gigabyte, or chaintech. Don't go with a 256Mb, as you can buy a 6800GS off newegg for relatively the same price.
The eVGA 6800GS 256MB is about $60 more then the eVGA 6600GT 128MB card. Is it worth the extra?
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Old 11-16-2005, 11:15 PM   #15 (permalink)
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If you have a PCI-E slot, yest the 6800GS is currently the best bang for your buck card right now.
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Old 11-17-2005, 03:45 AM   #16 (permalink)
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i have had no problems with XFX.

256mb is a waste of money, you only get around 5 fps more for a lot more $$$. Those 6800GS sound promising but i dont think he has a PCI-E slot because of the 9600XT. I get a 6600gt or a 6800gt if you can afford it.

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