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Old 04-05-2005, 11:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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get the 6600gt, there's really no point (imo) to get something like the 6800gt b/c the 6600 and the 6800 will pretty much phase out and 6600gt is probably enough to run whatever games you want; around the same time, and by then, you'll have around $200 more to spend on a newer card

however, the x800xl is also a good choice if u got a lil more money
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Old 04-06-2005, 12:11 AM   #12 (permalink)
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that is also a 128-bit card... not a 256-bit, there goes half your performance.

256-bit=32 bytes xfer
128=16 bytes xfer
let benchmarks be the judge of performance....
just because one card is 256 bit compared to a 128 bit card, does not mean it gives better performance
just like clock speeds, a higher clock speed doesn't necessarily mean better performance

and also, it is not PCI-X it is PCI-E
PCI-X is a 64-bit expansion slot used in severs
PCI-E is the newer serial version of PCI, which is what we're talking about here
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Old 04-06-2005, 12:36 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I decided to pay out the *** and get a card that will last me atleast 3 years... Got the 6800gt... Definitely satisfied with warranties and perks, as well as the easy install... The fact it now rapes the **** outta half life and counter strike source
That's a great card!

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It's a lot more powerful, that's a great point
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only supports 2.0 shader XD
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