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Old 09-12-2005, 01:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Video Card Upgrade: 6600GT or 6800 or other?

I am in the process of upgrading my video card from MX420.

My system is a Dell 8200, 2.4 Ghz, 512 MB RAM.

I asked on Anandtech forums and they said that a 6800 NU is a better choice than 6600GT.

I am looking at ordering from newegg and my budget is 175-200$.

Just looking for an opinion from another place, what to get?


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Old 09-12-2005, 04:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i can not tell you what to get. 6600GT is considered by most to be the "best bang for buck" card there is. it plays virtually any game with decent settings and is at the lower end of the market. basically its up to your wallet and what graphics you prefer

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Old 09-12-2005, 08:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Lets say, playing games with some sort of AA turned on at resolutions of 1280x1024.
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Old 09-12-2005, 09:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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For that you are going to need a 6800 GT. Don't expect to do that in newer games with the 6600 GT and even the 6800 NU will struggle in newer games. For what you want to do, you are limited to the 6800 GT and higher.
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Old 09-12-2005, 09:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Ok, so I can spend around 200-225$ and get that. My question is - Will my system run it?
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Old 09-12-2005, 01:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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the only problem might be the psu
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Old 09-12-2005, 01:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Ya, so I think 6800 sounds like a good choice. Lets say, play games at 1024x768.
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Old 09-13-2005, 01:13 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Oh yeah, a 6800GT will play anything at 1024 * 768, even a 6800 could do that... Stick with 6800gt, even a 6600gt could do that as long as you don't crank the AA up much..
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Old 09-13-2005, 07:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Hmm....I play at 1280x1024 most settings high, low aa/af acceptable, HL2, BF2 , DOOM3. I have a Msi 6600gt overclocked, no problem. If his original budget was $200 you would be fine with a 6800. Otherwise to kickass in games and you can afford it, go for a 6800gt. Hope that helps.
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Old 09-14-2005, 06:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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