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Old 03-18-2006, 04:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Is the 6800GS better than the 7600GT?
The 7600GT will own the 6800GS.
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I have a 6600 GT. It's very good, but not great. You can PLAY anything on max settings, but the framerate won't be all that great. We're still talking at least 30 FPS, but that's not the kind of visual smoothocity that makes you go 'Wow!' I'd shoot for a 6800 or 7600 for a bit more heft, graphically. 6800 is about $175 American, and the 7600 is about $200.
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so it looks like that the 7600gt is the best option i would rather have a 7900 but i cant afford it (dang) anyway thanks
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Ya just go with the 7600gt if thats all you can afford.
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ok then cheers for all your help
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Old 03-19-2006, 02:15 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Okie.

If u cant afford a 7600Gt then go for a 6800 Gs ( just a little bit cheaper ).

I u cant still afford a 6800GS then go for a 6800 128 Mb AGP. That might be alright.
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The 7600GT will own the 6800GS.
Not quite, there similar in performance really. The 6800GS has about a 100mhz slower core clock and a 300mhz memory clock (on average), but it has a 256-bit memory interface where as the 7600GT has those higher clocks but only a 128-bit memory clock. Oddly enough, Nvidia is going the route ATI did with the X1600XT (high clocks, poor memory interface) and ATI is going the route Nvidia did with the 6800GS (slower clocks, better memory interface). No commen sense there at all ... but I'd say that the 7600GT and 6800GS perform nearly identically, but the 7600GT will hold more OCing potential so therefore go with the 7600GT since it's prices will fall rather fast and become cheaper than the typical 6800GS.

Moving along ... there is no reason to buy a 7800 series card

The 7900GT is faster than the 7800GTX yet more than $100 cheaper.

The 7900GT is much faster than the 7800GT and costs the same.

The 7900GTX is faster than the 7800GTX 512 yet nearly 2/3 the price.

What I find interesting is that Nvidia hasn't released a 500/1500 16 or 20 pipeline card with a 256-bit memory interface to fit into around the $250 price range. *cough* 7900GS *cough*

So in conclusion, the only Nvidia cards you want to be looking at are:

7600GT ~$200 (mid ranged gaming)
7900GT ~$300 (high end gaming)
7900GTX ~ $450 (extreme gaming)
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In all the benchmarks ive seen the 7600gt outperforms the 6800gs...
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i think that the 7800 gt is better... but 4 agp its pretty fast cause it can unlock those 4 extra pipes.....
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Okie.

If u cant afford a 7600Gt then go for a 6800 Gs ( just a little bit cheaper ).

I u cant still afford a 6800GS then go for a 6800 128 Mb AGP. That might be alright.
lol what are you on dude.

as that other guy said, if you can't afford 7900gt, then go for 7600gt. no other cards are worth mentioning.
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