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etch 09-24-2005 08:16 PM

Vid Card Decision
Ok so i was narrowing it down between a GeForce 6600 GT or the ATI x850 XT PE. I know the latter outperforms but i'm not that hardcore and im sure both would fit my needs. I am more worried about which is more stable, which is louder (or quieter) and which takes up a lot of hte computers power supply. if anyone can shed some light, i'd appreciate it. thanks ahead of time

Sport1031 09-24-2005 09:54 PM

Stability: Same. The ATI will lag less graphicwise is games though.
Sound: Not sure. I can't hear my 6600GT over the rest of my fans though, so I don't think that noise will be a problem for either.
PSU Consumption: The X850 will use more because it is a more powerful card.

etch 09-24-2005 09:59 PM

are your other fans very loud?

Augsy 09-24-2005 10:58 PM

u wont really notice the fan difference, the 6600 GT would probably be better for the money ur spending.

etch 09-24-2005 11:00 PM

but my computer right now is realllllllllly quiet so i was just wondering how quiet the geforce 6600gt is.

Anthongy817 09-25-2005 02:27 AM

are you using agp or pci-e?

if agp..


etch 09-25-2005 07:53 AM


Apokalipse 09-25-2005 10:56 AM

how about a 6800 plain?
they're not much more than the 6600's, but have more pipes, and you can unlock 4 more

Anthongy817 09-25-2005 11:49 AM

i upgraded from a 6600gt which i got approx. 50-70fps on bf2 on medium settings to a 6800gt...i now get about 80-100fps on high settings execpt for texture filtering which is on medium. For the price of the 6800gt i love it...but now i want the 7800gtx =[

wotter 09-25-2005 12:47 PM

If you want absolute quietness, then you should buy a Zalman vf700 cu.

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