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Old 12-26-2005, 11:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Radeon X700 Pro or Asus GeForce 6600GT?

I am trying to pick a video card for:

AMD Athlon 64 3500
Asus A8N-E Motherboard
OCZ Gold Series 1GB BH-5 RAM
17" CRT (future upgrade to 17" or 19" LCD)

My choices are ATI X700 Pro 256 MB PCI Express

or

Asus GeForce 6600 GT / 128MB DDR3 / PCI Express

I can get them both for similar prices, i just cant decide which one to go for. I am looking forward to play Call of Duty 2, F.E.A.R, NFS Most wanted mostly. I know I wont get the max performance with that kind of spec, but I will be happy with a steady frame rate and a few decent effects.

Also, I can get either Leadtech or Asus version of the 6600GT card...if I should go for it, which one should it be?
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6600GT hands down, I have an MSI version and it's incerdible, max settings on cs source and medium high in battlefield 2, get it.
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Old 12-27-2005, 12:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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6600GT: 1
X700 Pro: 0

I can get an MSI version too, I heard it is quieter, dont know if its better than the other versions in any other way (it has VIVO...whats that?).
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everything i've seen shows the 6600gt is better than x700 pro. i recently got the eVGA 6600gt myself, and like it a lot. i do know this brand is good quality, but am not sure of the others you mentioned.
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VIVO=Video in Video out, I think lol
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The X700pro shouldnt even be in the questions. The 6600GT beats it hands down. My 9800pro even beat a stock X700pro in 3dmark and the 6600GT blows the 9800pro out of the water also.

eVGA 6600GT all the way
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