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Old 06-29-2005, 08:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am planning on getting a new video card. Below are some I am looking at. I know the 6600 will be better than the 6200 but it is also $60. For around $100 the 9800, 9600 and 6200 are my best options. What do you all think about the video cards listed? If I am trying to save money how do the $100 cards compare to the 6600, or is it well worth the extra $50-$60 for the 6600.

RADEON 9600 XT 256MB
RADEON 9800 128MB
GeForce 6200 AGP 256MB (NON-Turbo Cache)
GeForce 6600 AGP 256MB

I'm going to go ahead and get a XP 3000 400 CPU so I will have to wait a month or two for the video card.
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6600GT is your only option I would go with. Anything else just aint worth it.
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You'll really onlly be able to play current games with the 6600 GT. The other cards may begin to cry when you load the Doom 3 menu.
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Just save and get a 6600 or 6800 GT,You'll thank your self in the end specially if your a big gamer and want all the graphic's to look their best.
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Yeah, but make sure you get the GT version of the card.
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Old 06-29-2005, 10:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Out of those that you picked, get a 128 mb xt.
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Yep, I wish I could buy the top of the line stuff but I might have to settle for a 6600. By the time I get it though I can probably get the 6800 for the same price.

I hate to say it but I think by the next gen of consoles it will be much cheaper to buy a PS3 or XB2 than to upgrade you PC to current standars. I like PC games much more than console but the games are becoming more and more alike between PC and console.
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6600GT is a few dollars more, and almost doubble the pefvormance
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Old 06-29-2005, 03:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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50 dollars more and no, the performance is not double all around. It may be in extreme cases, but then the frame rates wouldn't justify those cases.

Edit: What I mean is that it looks like he won't be playing the latest games over 800x600 with no AA so it won't matter that much.Not everyone needs to play at 1280:1024

Edit again: Yes i know there is a 1024:770

Edit again, If your planning on getting the 9600XT 256 mb version, then get the 6600Gt cause its like 5 dollars more.
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Gigabyte 6600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125176
109$

eVGA 6600GT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130220
150$

The GT is 40$ more and well worrth it
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