Originally posted by P.P. Mguire
Ok well time for some learning. First of all how can it be the same as a 6600GT w/ 4 pipes anyways when the 6600GT has 8? Why would a card have support for SM3.0 if it sucks so bad? Lets look at the facts.
9800XT has 8pipes and 256bit DDR
6600GT has 8 pipes and 128bit GDDR3
X1600pro has 12pipes and 128bit GDDR2
The 6600GT is a little better than the 9800XT whereas the X1600pro has support for SM3, adaptive AA, and 12 pipes, 4 over the 6600GT. The only thing the 6600GT has going for it is GDDR3 and that is only 128mb of it. ITs more along the lines of an X800pro so to say or a befed up version of the 9800XT. I recomend the X1600pro so much because it has support for everything a modern gamer needs and its really cheap. The HIS version of it has a huge HSF which you can OC really good w/.
Then why the **** are people saying in some posts a 1600 has only 4 REAL pipes with a simulated 16. WTF! I will agree that a x1600pro > 6600gt but a x1600xt = 6800. A 9800xt > than a 6800. Yes x1600 has all the support but because its still not THAT fast it sort of doesnt matter. Its like performance vs quailty.
Just for example to get this out of my system. My x800 gto doesnt have all that eye candy and stuff the newer x1600 does but I will get better frame rates and it wont look AS good. If they still made 6800's and were easily available, we could have easily told him what to get. **** Nvidia.