I like my current card. Geforce 6800XT 128mb AGP. Certianly not the greatest but I can play most of my games on med/high settings. But now its really starting to show its age. I was thinking of getting a small upgrade for Xmas but with all the other things I have to buy for family and friends I have little cash to spare for a video card. I dont want to go above £100.
(4th card down, Leadtek 7600GS 256mb) looks good for the price, but is it really that much of an upgrade from my current 6800XT?
Ive been looking at my 6800XT stats using PC Wizard 06
[My] Geforce 6800XT:
Core Frequency : 325Mhz
Pixel Pipelines: 8
Vertex Pipelines: 4
Peak Memory bandwidth: 21.9Gb
Using wikipedia I found some stats of the 7600GS
Core Frequency: 400Mhz
Pixel Pipelines: 12
Vertex Pipelines: 5
Peak Memory Bandwidth: 12.8Gb
Now im not sure how important the peak memory bandwidth is but on the 7600GS it is almost half of what the 6800XT's is. Also note that the Bus (memory interface) is half of my XT's.
Maybe these things dont matter, im not sure. The frequencys of the Core and Memory arent much more on the 7600GS than they are on the 6800XT either. However the GS does have 4 extra pixel pipelines and the GS I would be getting is 256mb, my current 6800XT is 128mb.
Still, is it worth the upgrade?
Cheers in advance.