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Anonymous
October 20, 2004 5:55:16 AM

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Greetings,

Please advise/flame where appropriate.

I want to upgrade my VisionTek GeForce 4 4600 TI to one of this season's best performers.
The 4600 TI has become an FPS sloth with the latest EverQuest engine, and Doom 3.

Specifically, I'm considering a GeForce 6800GT 256MB or a Radeon X800XT (look for an
almost-crosspost in the ATI group).

My gaming system is 2 years old - a 2.4GHz P4 on an Abit BE7-RAID (533FSB, 4x AGP), 1GB
DDR333 memory, 2x 7200-8MB striped array, and a 6-month old Dell 21" tube monitor.

I will be replacing the system core (mobo and relevant components) before year's end.

I believe my PC Power & Cooling Silencer-350W to be up to the task of driving the big
video card, and a new system core. If it's not, no biggie, I'll chuck it and pick up the
470W version.

My questions are:

I perceive a current shortage of 6800GT 256MB cards. Am I right? If so, when will relief
arrive?

I intend to shop for a BFG or eVGA card. Sound OK?

Does any particular state-side vendor have a good stock of either card?

Should I expect my aging system core to drag the performance of the 6800GT down to the
vicinity of the 4600 TI? I'm a little concerned about the 4x AGP slot.

Best regards,

Tim ==
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Anonymous
October 20, 2004 7:51:24 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

If your a gamer go out and get your self a athlon 64 3500+ and pair it up
with a Nforce 3 250, with a BFG 6800gt, and sum good pc 3500 & at least 1
gig of it, should be rollin !
"Timothy J. Trace" <tim@tcsys.nospam.co.uk> wrote in message
news:ui1cn0dnoikk30s7a9gc09cdc19cg1nl3t@4ax.com...
> Greetings,
>
> Please advise/flame where appropriate.
>
> I want to upgrade my VisionTek GeForce 4 4600 TI to one of this season's
> best performers.
> The 4600 TI has become an FPS sloth with the latest EverQuest engine, and
> Doom 3.
>
> Specifically, I'm considering a GeForce 6800GT 256MB or a Radeon X800XT
> (look for an
> almost-crosspost in the ATI group).
>
> My gaming system is 2 years old - a 2.4GHz P4 on an Abit BE7-RAID (533FSB,
> 4x AGP), 1GB
> DDR333 memory, 2x 7200-8MB striped array, and a 6-month old Dell 21" tube
> monitor.
>
> I will be replacing the system core (mobo and relevant components) before
> year's end.
>
> I believe my PC Power & Cooling Silencer-350W to be up to the task of
> driving the big
> video card, and a new system core. If it's not, no biggie, I'll chuck it
> and pick up the
> 470W version.
>
> My questions are:
>
> I perceive a current shortage of 6800GT 256MB cards. Am I right? If so,
> when will relief
> arrive?
>
> I intend to shop for a BFG or eVGA card. Sound OK?
>
> Does any particular state-side vendor have a good stock of either card?
>
> Should I expect my aging system core to drag the performance of the 6800GT
> down to the
> vicinity of the 4600 TI? I'm a little concerned about the 4x AGP slot.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Tim ==
> (substitute 'tcsys.com' for 'nospam.co.uk')
> _________________
>
> Visit the Surrender Dorothy web !! (http://dorothyrocks.com)
> Visit the Crunch Monkey web !! (http://crunchmonkey.com)
October 20, 2004 1:49:04 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

Tim, I'm in a very similar situation, having a 4600 Ti and 2700+ Athlon
(nforce2), 512MB of DDR 400.

I'm thinking of upgrading to the latest GeForce and adding another 512MB
RAM but I think I'll hold off the mobo and CPU upgrade (except maybe a
move up to 3200+ if/when the price drops to around 60 GBP). Let me know
how you get on. Especially bottlenecks running the 6800 with your
current system.

Rob
Anonymous
October 20, 2004 8:34:04 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

> I want to upgrade my VisionTek GeForce 4 4600 TI to one of this
> season's best performers. The 4600 TI has become an FPS sloth with the
> latest EverQuest engine, and Doom 3.
....
> I will be replacing the system core (mobo and relevant components)
> before year's end.

If you're really going to replace the system core within a couple of
months, perhaps you should hold off on your VGA upgrade and consider going
the PCI-Express route. Getting an AGP card right now will lock you into
AGP solutions with the system core update later (assuming you'd like to
keep the card for more than a couple months). In the long run, getting a
PCI-Express system will keep you more future-proofed. Companies are hard
at work on pushing AGP out of the picture.
!