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Old 11-19-2004, 10:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default AGP 6600 gt v. 9800 pro

wow- i just typed this up and accidently hit back, here we go again...

my bday is coming up and i want to get a 200 dollar rang gfx card and a couple of pc games. But i dont know if i should ask for the 9800 pro or the 6600 gt. The 6600 is only 128 bit and the 9800 pro is 256-bit. Although, the clock speed or w/e is greater on the 6600 than the 9800 pro. So will the lack of being a 256-bit gfx card make it worse than the 9800 pro? I looked at some benchmarks on a site i found via google, and it showed that the 6600 beat the 9800 pro in pretty much every aspect.
So do i want the AGP 6600 gt or the 9800 pro?
and don't say 'pinch your pennies' and go with a 6800 because that won't happen
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Old 11-19-2004, 10:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It depends on what games you will be playing. If you are a Doom 3 buff, then I would suggest the 6600GT, because that card competes with even the X800 pro in that game. However, if you are a HL2 buff, I might suggest getting an X700 Pro. Lemme tell ya, HL2 owns Doom 3. The 9800 Pro is a good card, but its starting to become yesterday's news.

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Old 11-19-2004, 10:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i'm more of a hl2 and even more of a cs: source player. But i thought i read somewhere that the x700 pro isn't coming out in agp. I keep leaning toward the 6600, but its that 128/256 bit thing that holds me back.
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Old 11-19-2004, 10:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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the 9800pro is an all around great card for the price. ITs great for HL2 and other games.

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Old 11-20-2004, 12:30 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Go to this link to see comparison charts on all the top VGA cards, including the 6600GT and the 9800 Pro:

Looking at these should help you in a desicion

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Old 11-20-2004, 01:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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6600, by far

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Old 11-20-2004, 06:42 AM   #7 (permalink)
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This is an easy question. Get the 6600GT.

It beats the 9800 Pro in almost every benchmark test.

But keep in mind once the 6600GT is released the price for the 9800 Pro will drop big time.
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Old 11-20-2004, 07:31 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 11-20-2004, 09:37 AM   #9 (permalink)
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i would go for the better performance card plus future DX support/Pixel Shrader support
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Old 11-20-2004, 09:55 AM   #10 (permalink)
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But keep in mind once the 6600GT is released the price for the 9800 Pro will drop big time.
I thought it was already released, unless i'm mis-understanding something here--

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