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Old 03-05-2005, 12:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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As many of you probably know from my previous posts, I'm having trouble with graphic "hiccups"in Half-Life 2.

It could either be CPU, operating System, or Video Card.

If it is the video card, I have to make the decision to Upgrade to geForce 6600gt (everyones' favorite), or the regular 6800 which has a 256bit memory interface.

Remember I have to sell my Radeon 9800pro to come up with most of the money so i need something with a good value/performance ratio.

I want to max out settings on HL2 and I must have AA/AF!!!

I am planning on buying one of these four cards.

$159 Gigabyte 6600gt 128mb/128bit


$164 XFX 6600gt 128mb/128bit



$207 XFX 6800 128mb/256bit


$208 Jaton 6800 128mb/256bit
Does the 6800 kick the 6600gt's butt?


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Old 03-05-2005, 01:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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6800 Ultra !
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Old 03-05-2005, 01:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Dude, that's completely out of the price range. everytime I turn around I see you suggesting the Ultra to someone that aren't looking to spend more than $200....that's not the save all answer.


The 6800 doesn't have GDDR3, but I honestly don't know how it compares to the 6600GT other than I simply heard it sucks.

You can mod the 6800 into a GT and with good cooling hit ultra speeds, but that's a really long and painful modding process and of course it may not actually work out in the end.

Those 6600GT's are pretty damn cheap. I went with eVGA was still $199, but I trust in their quality so I went with em. Have heard of a lot of people having troubles with XFX, don't know about gigabyte though.

Tough call honestly, although after getting my 6600GT today I'm a bit biased towards it
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Check out these benchmarks and see for yourself.

http://www20.graphics.tomshardware.c...119/index.html
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Well theres your answer. 6800 outperforms the 6600GT in every bench it looks like
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It looks to me like the 6800 regular should be the 6600 Ultra.
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Old 03-05-2005, 03:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
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yeah throw some GDDR3 memory in that beast, it'd be a nice buy probably at a 6600Ultra
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If you want good performance with aa and af then I would grab an x800. If you can afford it go for the x800 xt or x800 xt pe. If your budget is a little less then get the xl, it is almost just as good and is better than a pro.

edit: not sure if you want agp or pci express, the xl is pci and the other x800's are agp
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If you want good performance with aa and af then I would grab an x800. If you can afford it go for the x800 xt or x800 xt pe. If your budget is a little less then get the xl, it is almost just as good and is better than a pro.

edit: not sure if you want agp or pci express, the xl is pci and the other x800's are agp
The X800's are CONSIDERABLY more expensive than the cards he's talking about, nearly twice the price.
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Nubius
yeah throw some GDDR3 memory in that beast, it'd be a nice buy probably at a 6600Ultra [/QUOTE

The 6600GT has DDR3, what's different about GDDR3? That's confusing.

Get the 6600GT. No need for a 6800 since it's more expensive and a small peformance increase.
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