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Old 04-08-2006, 04:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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this one?
or
that one?
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?Thiss one
Also, what makes a video card better or worse?
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I would go with the EVGA, because it is the only one with 256mb, which is better. It's also the cheapest out of the three, and is the most trusted brand out of the three.
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can any one seccond this
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The last one is your best bet. 256MB doesn't mean **** all. What makes a video card better is high clock speeds, higher ram bit such as 64bit, 128bit, 256bit. Also the amount of pipelines and the last thing that you should look at is the amount of ram.

EDIT: There's a good reason why it's cheaper, it's not as good.
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I would go with the 6600GT, as it whoops the 6600 in games
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Wow I never knew that.
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The last one is your best bet. 256MB doesn't mean **** all. What makes a video card better is high clock speeds, higher ram bit such as 64bit, 128bit, 256bit. Also the amount of pipelines and the last thing that you should look at is the amount of ram.
What is good for the latest games for Clock speeds, ram bit, pipelines and ram?
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also whats more important, core clock or memory clock
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The type of DDR is also important. There is SDRAM, DDR, DDR2 and DDR3. DDR3 A.K.A. GDDR3 is the best right now. When looking into buying a video card first I look at the core clock speed and the memory clock speed (keep in mind if it says 300MHz then it's 600MHz effective, it's always doubled). Then look at the pipelines, then the memory bit interface, then the Open GL and finally the amount of ram.

In this case, the 6600GT has a core clock of I'm assuming 500MHz and a memory clock of 500 or 1000MHz effective. The 6600 has a core clock of 300 and a memory clock of 500MHz or 1GHz effective. All of them should have 8 pipelines. They also all have a 128-bit memory interface. I think they all have Open GL 1.5 whereas some other 6600 and 6600GT's have Open GL 2.0. As for the ram, really there's no big deal. The 6600 doesn't have the technology to take full advantage of the extra ram.
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