6600GT or 6800GT - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-09-2005, 09:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 211
Question 6600GT or 6800GT

Hi everybody,
I'm building a computer and noticed that my graphics Card was the most expensive thing on my list $345I was seeing that a lot of people are getting the 6600GT. I did a Neweg search and got this list http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ubmit=Property
Any reccomendations from the list

Would i be better off to get the 6800 and that money would be an investment so i will be "good" for awhile or would the (much needed) lower price be a still suitable card for Gaming

Also does a 128mb card have a noticeable difference to a 256mb?
__________________

Dr Nick is offline  
Old 07-09-2005, 10:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 5,280
Send a message via AIM to beedubaya
Default

If you can afford it, the 6800 GT is the way to go because it has more raw power than the 6600 GT. The 6600 GT will laugh at every game you throw at it though even in this day and age. The 6800 GT will give you the luxury of some extra AA and some extra longevity. I'd say go for the 6800 GT if you can afford it.
__________________

beedubaya is offline  
Old 07-09-2005, 11:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 211
Default

Any other opinions? ...... Anybody?

I am able to get the 6800 but i would LIKE to save a pretty penny

Any help would be apreciated
Dr Nick is offline  
Old 07-09-2005, 11:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
003
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 3,312
Default

6800GT.
__________________
so, umm, err yeah
003 is offline  
Old 07-09-2005, 11:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 262
Send a message via AIM to PC Man Brian
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by beedubaya
If you can afford it, the 6800 GT is the way to go because it has more raw power than the 6600 GT. The 6600 GT will laugh at every game you throw at it though even in this day and age. The 6800 GT will give you the luxury of some extra AA and some extra longevity. I'd say go for the 6800 GT if you can afford it.
Yes indeed. I'm probobally going to pick up the 6600 GT once I add some new things to my PC.
__________________
PC Man Brian is offline  
Old 07-09-2005, 11:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,261
Default

6800GT if you want to spend the money.
6600GT if you really want to save, but since your buying a new PC might as well go all out. upgrade now or upgrade later...
woot7800GT is offline  
Old 07-09-2005, 11:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,006
Default

Depends on what games you like to run. Sometimes the 6800GT is overkill.
__________________
6600GT PCI-E for sale/Trade. Check the FS/FT forums on tech-forums for details.
http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=77816
Hacp is offline  
Old 07-09-2005, 11:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Jorsoft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Oakdale, MN
Posts: 4,581
Default

6600 GT gives you great performance for the money, not all that far behind the 6800 GT. The 6800 of course, though, is still the most powerful. If I were building a PC right now, though, I would go for the 6600 GT 256mb (just me)
__________________
Jorsoft is offline  
Old 07-09-2005, 11:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 5,280
Send a message via AIM to beedubaya
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by jorsoft03
6600 GT gives you great performance for the money, not all that far behind the 6800 GT. The 6800 of course, though, is still the most powerful. If I were building a PC right now, though, I would go for the 6600 GT 256mb (just me)
There is no 6600 GT 256MB. There is a vanilla 6600 256MB, but that just sucks.
beedubaya is offline  
Old 07-10-2005, 12:12 AM   #10 (permalink)
003
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 3,312
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by beedubaya
There is no 6600 GT 256MB. There is a vanilla 6600 256MB, but that just sucks.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150099
__________________

__________________
so, umm, err yeah
003 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.