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Old 07-23-2005, 11:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am deciding on a video card for my new budget gaming build. I am deciding between the 9800 series or the 6600 series, in AGP.

It's a tough decision, I want to be able to play BF2 on medium-high settings. It is going to be paired w/:

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 939 Venice
1GB Corsair ValueSelect PC3200 DDR
Gigabyte GA-K8NS...

Now, I want to play BF2 and HL2/CS:S mainly. I have heard that Nvidia runs better on BF2, and ATI runs better on HL2/CS:S. That is where I run into a dilemma.

I have heard so many equal opinions and it is so hard to choose which to get. It's between the 9800XT and the 6600GT now...what to choose, any ideas?
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Old 07-23-2005, 11:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is no comparison between the 9800 Pro/XT and the 6600 GT. The 6600 GT is better even in HL2. The 9800 Pro/XT is now two generations old. ATI is horrible with BF2 btw...especially the 9800 series. Do a search, this has been discussed multiple times.
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