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Old 03-15-2005, 04:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How much of a performance gain would one see when going from an ATI 9600XT to an nVidia 6600GT?

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Old 03-15-2005, 04:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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lots and lots. lol. the 9600xt is a great card but now it is showing its age. the 6600gt is a new generation card so its alot better, plus u can et the 6600gt in pcie which has a greater bandwidth than agp which can only help.
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It will be a pretty good gain. But your system looks really nice so I think your vid card will still be your bottleneck. Might want to get something higher than that.
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There wouldn't be a bottleneck dude. That would work fine in his system.

You would see a considerable improvement. I have two friends with the 9600XT so I'm fairly confident when I say that you will infact see quite a nice gain.
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Yeah, get the 6600GT. You really get high end performance at a really good price with that card. The 6600GT is actually better than the X800 Pro, and its $200 cheaper.
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Thank's a lot. The 9600XT is actually in my other system not quite as good as the one in my sig, and I was deciding whether or not to keep using that for gaming or get a decent GPU for my new one.

I'll probably get a Gigabyte, AGP version of the card. Is this a good 'un?
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I'd suggest Leadtek or eVGA over gigabyte. I have the eVGA but supposedly leadtek has the best heatsink on there.
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If you're new one is better, get the 6600 GT for your new one.
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the gpu is the video card cpu right?
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beedubaya, the 6600GT will be for the system in my sig. The other system is not as good, is what I was saying, and I can't take the GPU out of that system because it's what the rest of the family use.

20mm, you're right, it's basically another name for the graphics card.
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