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Old 12-03-2004, 02:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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XFX nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB GDDR3, 128-Bit, Dual DVI, PCI-Express, Model "PVT43GND" -RETAIL


- Specifications -

Chipset/Core Speed: nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT/500MHz
Memory/Effective Speed: 128MB GDDR3/1000MHz
BUS: PCI-Express x16
Ports: TV-Out (S-Video) + 2x DVI
Support 3D API: DirectX 9(Shader Model 3.0), OpenGL 1.5
Max Resolution@32bit Color: 2048X1536@85Hz
Cable/Accessories: S-Video Cable, 2x DVI to VGA adaptor, Manual, Driver CD, Games and Softwares
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$188.00

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MSI ATI RX9800PRO Video Card, 128MB DDR, 256-bit, DVI/S-Video, 8X AGP, Model "RX9800PRO-TD128" -RETAIL

- Specifications -

Chipset/Core Speed: ATI Radeon 9800 Pro/378MHz
Memory/Effective Speed: 128MB DDR/676MHz
BUS: AGP 4X/8X
Ports: VGA + DVI + S-Video
Support 3D API: DirectX 9.0, OpenGL 2.0
Cable/Accessories: S-Video Cable, Driver, Games Bundle (see pics)
Max Resolution@32bit Color:2048X1536@85Hz
Retail Box (See pics for details)

$185.00


Which is better for what? Which is better for running games effictively on current and future games?
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Old 12-03-2004, 02:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i think it really depends. for doom 3, the 6600 gt . but for half life 2 , the 9800 pro.

the 6600gt has more advanced technology, like the new pixel shaders and all that nifty stuff.

But it is a known fact that the radeon 9800 pro is the king of the mid class vid cards. so i'm not sure,

it's so hard to choose which is better.
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hmm.. after searching google, I think the 6600 gt is the way to go because it has "potential". You can get dual 6600 gt and whoop every solo card's heiny.

also, i heard the 6600gt is similiar to the 6800 so i guess it's good.
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here's some more info to help you decide

http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha...00gtagp/4.html

the 6600 gt whooped *** even at ATI's game
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Thanks for replying.

However I need some more input from others because I want to pick between one of those video cards for my new computer.
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Here's my input: 6600 hands down 'nuff said.
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And plus, I think 6600 GT's price dropped recently. It was 310 in canadian now its 250. (Just changed today)
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6800Gt nah j/k, yeah i'd go with 6600 GT, from what i've read it has good specs and doesnt cost and arm and a leg.
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No one sticking up for ATI?

THe 9800pro is a great card. I have only had ATI. It plays HL2 great. I dont like doom, so i dont play it.
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If your system can handle it, the NVIDIA card will be better due to the PCI-Express. Plus it's got the newest shader software from NVIDIA and faster RAM.
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