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Old 06-09-2005, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What makes the geforce 6800 so much better than the 6600?

Why is the 6800 so much more expensive when its speed is almost the same as the 6600? what does the 6800 have that the 6600 doesn't?

6600 - http://www.nvidia.com/page/geforce_6600.html

6800 - http://www.nvidia.com/page/geforce_6800.html

cineFX? 16 - pipe GPU Architecture? Ultra shadow...? does this really make such a huge difference that the price would double or even tripple.
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Yes it does.
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Doubble the pipes and doubble the memory interface and doubble the memory

Yeah, it accounts for doubble the speed
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I have never used a 6800 before. I just bought a 6600gt but du to monarch being out of stock I am still waiting for it,

what I really want to know is that, would it be worth it to pay so much for the 6800 now, with the games comeing out or just cheap out and go with a 6600, wouldn't the performance be good enough...
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make sure you get the GT but the 6600gt owns too
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make sure you get the GT but the 6600gt owns too
I got the gt but what do you mean by "owns too"
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In other words for $180 the 6600GT will play 99% of the games no prob. It Ownz
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i wouldn't get the 6800 now, since the new generation vid cards are coming out this summer. I have the 6600GT, and i can tell you the same thing shawn said: IT OWNS!!!
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