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Old 06-18-2005, 12:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default MSI Radeon X300 PCI Express X Albatron GeForce 6600 PCI

Between a MSI Radeon X300 PCI Express (http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produ...ductCode=321930) and a GeForce 6600 PCI (http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produ...uctCode=332334), which one should I get?? Thanks!
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Old 06-18-2005, 12:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The GeForce 6600 PCI-E is way way better than the X300 in everything and is much faster.

So go for the 6600
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Old 06-18-2005, 12:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The 6600, It performs better than the X300 - (http://graphics.tomshardware.com/gra...charts-04.html)

It also has PSM3, which next gen games will be using. So the X300 will have to be run in Direct X 8.1 not 9

If you wait a little while though, when the next gen graphics cards come out (7800 and X900) than you can save money/get a better card for the same price. The 7800 comes out in 2 days.
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Old 06-18-2005, 12:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Umm, I would think that a PCI-E card would perform better than a PCI card. But thats just me.

EDIT: I did some research and found out that there are no PCI cards for the 6600. It was confusing becasue the links he provided didn't work, so I assumed that the 6600 was PCI.
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Old 06-18-2005, 03:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I´m not that much of a gamer...but I´d like EVENTUALLY to play a game or another...do you think I´ll do fine with the X300?
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Yes. You will be able to play the random game here or there with the X300.
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Old 06-18-2005, 03:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Should I get the 128MB, or is the 256MB worth the difference? ´Cause someone told me that the x300 is too slow of a card to actually utilize the extra 128mb of memory so it's about as fast as the x300 128mb version.
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Old 06-18-2005, 03:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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That someone is about right.
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Old 06-18-2005, 04:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The top end cards barely need 256mb's of memory. They could happily work on 128mb with no difference/maybe 1/2fps more with DOOM 3 it will make a noticeabl difference.

Tbh. I also think you may as well go for the X300. The 6200 is also the same price, and still as good.
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Old 06-18-2005, 11:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Would any 7800 and X900 be better than the cards we have now?
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