Bah, man I hate these kind of threads. It always boils down to personal prefs. You can't go by what a benchmark on a website says cause your system isn't exactly what they are running. Cards will perform different on different systems.
When it comes to bang for ur buck ati never fails, except the x300 and the x600.
Must have been the 6600 vs the X600 I saw or something because they said the 6600 vs that was nothing. the 6600 beat it in every aspect and this wasn't benched just off doom. People are basically saying now that the 6800 = Doom3 only and ATI = Every game you could possibly want.
Come on now people that's just ridiculous. If you really want to find out which card is better then get a better job, buy both, and see which one runs better in your system. Just like I think it was beedub who said his friends system with theeee 9800PRO? I think it was completely kicked the sh!t out of his system with the X800 Pro and they had damn near identicle systems. Dude with 9800 pro could run ultra settings everything on, AA 2x blah blah perfect framerate while beedub couldn't. I think when it comes out I'm going to look into getting the 6600 but I will look into what ATI has to offer before I just rush to buy it.
I've never bought an ATI card though so I'm a bit nervous about a transition
I know nothing of ATI and it's drivers and all that stuff sooo I try to keep my opinion of both cards in the middle now instead of just completely praising one over the other.