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Old 11-19-2004, 11:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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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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, 11:54 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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the 9800pro is an all around great card for the price. ITs great for HL2 and other games.

Oh and HL2 kicks @ss.
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Old 11-20-2004, 01:30 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:

http://graphics.tomshardware.com/gra...charts-04.html

Looking at these should help you in a desicion
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Old 11-20-2004, 02:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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6600, by far
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Old 11-20-2004, 07:42 AM   #7 (permalink)
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This is an easy question. Get the 6600GT.

http://firingsquad.com/hardware/nvid...e_6600_gt_agp/

http://graphics.tomshardware.com/gra...119/index.html

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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HL2 Benchmark
http://anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2278
Gives you an idea.
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Old 11-20-2004, 10:37 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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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--

6600 gt @ newegg
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