Alright. Many of you are talking about this shader model 3.0 thing that only Geforce has, and saying not to get a x800XL.
Well. Since i dont want to pay 600$ Can. for a 6800, because im ona budget, i thought of getting a 6600GT OC PCI_Exprss card.
Heres the link.
Now. My biggest problem that makes me think that the x800XL is better is..
1) x800XL is a bit more expensive. Meaning its naturally better right?
2) the x800XL is a 256mb card. Isnt that mean its twice as powereful in graphics? Doesnt that mean its better?
3) The x800XL has 16 pipelines. How much does the 6600GT have? I heard from one of my sources that i should get a x800XL because when the newer games come out, the more pipelines will be able to support the future generation of games, whereas this card (6600GT) wont. is this true?
Lastly. I just want to state that i dont plan on becoming a "hardcore" gamer where i play for 12 hours a day and need exceptionally amazing graphics. I just need to be able to play the game, and i would like decent graphics. This includes future games. I also dont want to replace this video card anytime soon.
>ps.= NO FAn boys! I NEED AN HONEST UNBIASED ANSWER!!