PowerColor or eVGA? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-26-2005, 12:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 3
Default PowerColor or eVGA?

Hi,

i'm building a new pc but i don't have many choices in graphic cards. Right now I have 2 choices, both PCIe

- PowerColor Radeon X600 256MB
- eVGA nVidia PCX 5750 256MB

Been looking around and can't find enough info about those cards. Which one you think is better? I'm not familiar with both brands (always had ATI made cards).

Thanks
__________________

Meilo is offline  
Old 01-26-2005, 12:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,847
Send a message via AIM to OIDanTheManIO Send a message via Yahoo to OIDanTheManIO
Default

Go with the eVGA. Anything nVidia

-Dan The Man
__________________

__________________
<a href=\"http://oi-forums.com/index.php?topic=187.0\"><img src=\"http://img171.echo.cx/img171/2096/getopera9zg6jw.png\"></a>
OIDanTheManIO is offline  
Old 01-26-2005, 12:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 4,010
Default

the x600...

http://graphics.tomshardware.com/gra...charts-09.html


edit: or save up for a bit longer and get a better one, like the 6600gt.
__________________

Cisco CCNA, Comptia A+, 1/3 through CCNP
Trifid is offline  
Old 01-26-2005, 04:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 3
Default

Thanks. I might be able to get the GeForce 6600GT PCIe with 128 MB Ram DDR3, from MSI. Is that a good one? (never had a MSI card before) I've seen many with OpenGL 2 support and this one seems to have OpenGL 1.5 only.

Thanks for that link, i have a low budget so bleh, it hurts to see how low your new-card-to-get performs, heh.
Meilo is offline  
Old 01-26-2005, 05:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Nubius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 11,600
Default

eVGA, stay clear of that X600 as it's complete crap especially compared to the 6600GT

MSI is a good brand, but still in this case I'd choose eVGA first, MSI second.
Nubius is offline  
Old 01-26-2005, 05:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
aj2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,094
Default

the msi is one of the cheapest and quietest 6600gts but the evga overclocks better becuase it has a better cooler. if ur on a tight budget the msi version will do u no harm at all
__________________
AMD x2 5000+ black edition at 3.3GHZ zalman cnps 9700-NT
Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4 motherboard
3072mb: OCZ ddr800 gold
2x 7800GTX in SLI for 20" viewsonic
OCZ 600watt power supply
www.angelic-accessories.co.uk - plug for my gfs site
aj2003 is offline  
Old 01-26-2005, 11:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 3
Default

Thanks, so its pretty much a 6600 then. So far i found (here) these ones:

- MSI 6600 GT 128 DDR3
- eVGA 6600 256 MB
- eVGA 6600 GT 128 DDR3 (about $50 more than the MSI one)

So, is the eVGA 6600 better than the MSI 6600 GT? or the eVGA 6600 GT worth the extra $50 bucks over the MSI one? sorry about so many questions, heh, but as i said, low budget and its a bit hard to find some stuff here, like amd cpus, the best one here is the athlon 64 3000+ So far its gonna be a P4 HT 3.2 Ghz LGA775 with either an intel or gigabyte mobo (still not sure which one).
Meilo is offline  
Old 01-27-2005, 12:06 AM   #8 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,932
Default

Get the eVGA 256mb
__________________

-----------------------------------------------
Don\'t hate the player...Hate the game...
ShoobieRat is offline  
Old 01-27-2005, 06:13 AM   #9 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,019
Default

6600 comes in 256 ??? oh, the non GT. . cool

Id say get the eVGA if u can afford it, in midrange cards, 128 is kinda better than a 256.. when u get to high end, its obvious that 256 is better...
__________________

__________________
Sig reinstated. SigSanta
VIII is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.