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Old 03-01-2005, 01:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Nvidia 6600 Gt 128 or 256 MB does it make a difference?

hi im buying a new comp still decidign i wanted to know does the 256 mb make a dif?
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there was just a thread about this a few days ago. and no it doesn't matter, core/memory clock speed is much more important.
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thx almost wasted my money
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The 256 meg is to trick nubs into buying a card they make more profit out of. It's completly pointless having 256meg on the normal 6600's.
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How can you say it doesn't make a differance? That is a total lie. If your looking to play the newer games like HL2 and Doom3 the double memory will make the game run MUCH smoother because there is more ram to store the super hi-res detailed frames.
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it does make a difference, but core/memory clock speed matters MUCH more.
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k im confused agian does it or doesn't. Let say the 128 MB can do 62 fps in HL 2 how much more if any the 256 MB?

Also which brand is the best of the 6600 GT?
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it might give u an extra frame maybes two. at the moment there is that little advantage of having the 256. also i havent seen any 6600gts with 256 the 256 only comes on the standard 6600 which is nowhere near as good as the GT version. the best cards are by eVGA, msi, BFG and gigabyte ( i would say the last one cos ive got one )
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thxs man danm the more i know the more dent on my wallet i get here what im planning to get what u guys think.

Motherboard: ASUS "A8V-E Deluxe" VIA K8T890 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL $169.00

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 512KB L2 Cache, Socket 939 64-bit Processor - Retail $155.00

Memory: Corsair Value Select Dual Channel Kit 184 Pin 1G(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200 - Retail $128.67

Video Card: Chaintech nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB DDR3, PCI-Express -RETAIL $190.00

Case with PS: ANTEC Performance Plus Case with 430W Power Supply - Retail $120.00

everythign cost $762

with monitor and shiping will get to the 1000 range where i dont want to be so anybody have some idea as to what to change
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I would say, dont change anything.

also just a little side note, there is a 256mb 6600gt, it also comes with dual core :P

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