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Old 08-05-2005, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a bunch of questions about video cards. I have been slowly picking up on things when it comes to them but i just need a bit of verification. The video memory is obviously not the only factor involved in the performance of a video card. correct? I have found 2 similar video cards priced about the same. One is 128 one is 256. One is DDR one is DDR3. Here they are

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&Sku=P450-8529
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&Sku=P450-6600

Until recently i would have immeditely assumed that the 256 mb one was better. I am guessing that this is not the case. So my questions.
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Which of the 2 is superior?
How much better is the superior one than a GeForce fx 5200?

People have been telling me to go with a GeForce 6600 something er other. There are so many variations of them that it makes me feel mentally challenged just thinking about it. lol
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The 2 you have picked out are the 6600GT and the 6600, respectively. For Nvidia cards, they have several cards with the same number (ie:6600). But, they make a few different versions of that card to suit people's budgets and performance needs.

The 6600GT is the better one of those two cards.

Have a look at www.tomshardware.com and look for the "VGA Charts." They will show you how the cards stack up against each other, and against an FX5200.
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The 6600 isn't a good card while the 6600 GT is still an excelent card even by today's standards. Don't get the 6600. The GT though is well worth it.
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cool thanks. one more question.

This is my motherboard - K8M800M Socket 754 MATX Audio/LAN/RAID
Would this video card be compatible with it?

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&sku=E145-6801

Is this worth buying over the 6600 GT?
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Yes, that video card will be compatible with your motherboard.

If you can afford that 6800GT, then go for it. It's a good card, and you will not be disapointed with its gaming performance.

To decide if its worth the extra money, have a look at benchmarks as I said before.
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