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Old 08-15-2005, 11:50 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally posted by SHAWN
The 6600GT is a great buy too and its chxaper than the 6800. I get 50-60fps in doom 3 on high settings at 1280x1024 and AA at 8x. This card owns IMO.
6600GT maxes out at 4x AA if I am not mistaken, so 8x would revert back down to 0.

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Old 08-15-2005, 12:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I love my 6800 so much!

I just ordered my 6600GT and I am getting it tomorrow, I will let you guys know how it does in HL2 and Doom 3 when I OC to 550/940 or so...

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Old 08-15-2005, 12:52 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Well, I don't know if you could consider Doom 3 or Half-Life 2 benchmarks as reliable or not. Doom 3 is clearly optimized for nVidia and Half-Life 2 is clearly optimized for ATI.

I've heard that Far Cry is a fairly neutral game towards either manufacturer. I'd be curious to see the benchmarks if you put, say, the 6600 GT, 6800, x800, and x800 pro together and compared the performance.
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Originally posted by DJ-CHRIS
6600GT maxes out at 4x AA if I am not mistaken, so 8x would revert back down to 0.
The settings show 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x. I'm not knowledgable about AA and AF settings, I was just playing with it the other day.
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Originally posted by DJ-CHRIS
6600GT maxes out at 4x AA if I am not mistaken, so 8x would revert back down to 0.
I think you are on to something here DJ-Chris. I haven't run Doom III on my 6800 GT rig, but those numbers sound awful high for a 6600GT with 8x AA. Would seem to make sense with 0x AA though.
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Old 08-16-2005, 09:11 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally posted by dhw200
I remember Gaara once said something about PSM 3.0 being a DX 9.0c instruction, not a DX 9.0 instruction. Therefore, ATI users could play on DX 9.0 levels, but not 9.0c levels. Could be wrong though.
that's correct.
even the ATI 9000 series cards were DX 9.0. DX 9.0C was made just to incorporate PS 3.0

I still say the 6600 GT/6800 plain are about the best bang for the buck ATM. you were right to go for ATI over Nvidia in the 9000 series, but this generation, Nvidia is in the lead.

3dmark seems to favour ATI though, especially 05.

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