Buying 6600GT or 6800 non-gt

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First my specs:
2.8c@3.1 (895mhzfsb)
1gig dual pc3200@224mhz (2-4-4-8 2t for stability)
865PE mobo
MSI 4200Ti 128mb

As you can see my main bottle neck is my card so my question is, since
the 6600GT and the 6800 non-gt are in the same 200ish price range, which
will give me a better bang for my buck? I play hl2 and stuff like that.
A explination why is not nessesary nor trying to tell me what ati card i
should buy instead.

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

    http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,1780524,00.asp

    If you believe the above article, for 128 MB versions, the 6800 outperforms
    the 6600GT.

    I've read that the original 6800 had limitations in accelerating some video
    formats (such as HD WMV movies), but I believe that more recent silicon has
    fixed that. (The 6600 is newer than the original 6800, and never had the
    limitations.)

    My own card is an AGP 6800GT. I'd recommend one of those, if you could come
    up with the extra funds (approx. $100US or so).

    Bob Knowlden

    Address may be scrambled. Replace nkbob with bobkn.

    "llamaboiz" <llamaboiz@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:iPsme.9882$h86.7660@tornado.socal.rr.com...
    > First my specs:
    > 2.8c@3.1 (895mhzfsb)
    > 1gig dual pc3200@224mhz (2-4-4-8 2t for stability)
    > 865PE mobo
    > MSI 4200Ti 128mb
    >
    > As you can see my main bottle neck is my card so my question is, since the
    > 6600GT and the 6800 non-gt are in the same 200ish price range, which will
    > give me a better bang for my buck? I play hl2 and stuff like that. A
    > explination why is not nessesary nor trying to tell me what ati card i
    > should buy instead.
    >
    > Mahalo.
  2. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

    In article <iPsme.9882$h86.7660@tornado.socal.rr.com>, llamaboiz
    says...
    > First my specs:
    > 2.8c@3.1 (895mhzfsb)
    > 1gig dual pc3200@224mhz (2-4-4-8 2t for stability)
    > 865PE mobo
    > MSI 4200Ti 128mb
    >
    > As you can see my main bottle neck is my card so my question is, since
    > the 6600GT and the 6800 non-gt are in the same 200ish price range, which
    > will give me a better bang for my buck? I play hl2 and stuff like that.
    > A explination why is not nessesary nor trying to tell me what ati card i
    > should buy instead.
    >
    Roughly the same but there's always the chance you can unlock the extra
    pipelines on the 6800.


    --
    Conor

    "Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most." O.Osbourne.
  3. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

    On Mon, 30 May 2005 00:07:42 GMT, llamaboiz <llamaboiz@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >First my specs:
    >2.8c@3.1 (895mhzfsb)
    >1gig dual pc3200@224mhz (2-4-4-8 2t for stability)
    >865PE mobo
    >MSI 4200Ti 128mb
    >
    >As you can see my main bottle neck is my card so my question is, since
    >the 6600GT and the 6800 non-gt are in the same 200ish price range, which
    >will give me a better bang for my buck? I play hl2 and stuff like that.
    >A explination why is not nessesary nor trying to tell me what ati card i
    >should buy instead.
    >
    >Mahalo.


    the 6800 does slightly get better performance, Plus it does not get so hot,
    no HIS chip..
  4. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

    I just got through wrestling with the same question. Last week I bought a
    "Leadtek A400 TDH GeForce 6800" from NewEgg

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814122193

    The 6800 is only slightly more expensive than the 6600GT. For only a few
    more bucks you get a guarantee of a few more bucks worth of extra
    performance plus a good chance of "winning" an even larger performance boost
    by unmasking the 4 masked pipelines and one masked shader.

    Having decided on a 6800 the next question was which company's card would
    give me the best chance of a successful unmasking of those pipelines and
    that shader. After digging around in the user reviews the best chance seemed
    to be with the Leadtek. Users of other makes were reporting a good
    percentage of success but mixed in with the success stories there was always
    a number of "didnt work for me" posts. No such failures were reported by
    Leadtek users so I placed my bet on the Leadtek 6800.

    The card came Wednesday. With finger crossed I ran Rivatuner. The pipelines
    and shader unmasked just fine with zero artifacts.

    As a side note it seems that a lot of folks came to the same conclusion I
    did. At the time I post this Newegg is out of stock. This is the second time
    in a week they ran out but Newegg restocked within a few days so if you
    decide on this card they "should" be available soon. If you decide on a 6800
    good luck on the unmasing lottery!


    "llamaboiz" <llamaboiz@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:iPsme.9882$h86.7660@tornado.socal.rr.com...
    > First my specs:
    > 2.8c@3.1 (895mhzfsb)
    > 1gig dual pc3200@224mhz (2-4-4-8 2t for stability)
    > 865PE mobo
    > MSI 4200Ti 128mb
    >
    > As you can see my main bottle neck is my card so my question is, since the
    > 6600GT and the 6800 non-gt are in the same 200ish price range, which will
    > give me a better bang for my buck? I play hl2 and stuff like that. A
    > explination why is not nessesary nor trying to tell me what ati card i
    > should buy instead.
    >
    > Mahalo.
  5. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

    I ordered a Leadtek 6800 from newegg today. I have an old
    Dell box (2.4GHz & 512Mb). Other than graphics, my main
    concern is the power consumption (I've only got a 250W PSU).

    It looks like 6800 uses less power than 6600GT does:

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/ati-vs-nv-power_4.html
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/geforce6600gt-oc_3.html

    Will see. Thanks for the following info.

    Joe wrote:
    > I just got through wrestling with the same question. Last week I bought a
    > "Leadtek A400 TDH GeForce 6800" from NewEgg
    >
    > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814122193
    >
    > The 6800 is only slightly more expensive than the 6600GT. For only a few
    > more bucks you get a guarantee of a few more bucks worth of extra
    > performance plus a good chance of "winning" an even larger performance boost
    > by unmasking the 4 masked pipelines and one masked shader.
    >
    > Having decided on a 6800 the next question was which company's card would
    > give me the best chance of a successful unmasking of those pipelines and
    > that shader. After digging around in the user reviews the best chance seemed
    > to be with the Leadtek. Users of other makes were reporting a good
    > percentage of success but mixed in with the success stories there was always
    > a number of "didnt work for me" posts. No such failures were reported by
    > Leadtek users so I placed my bet on the Leadtek 6800.
    >
    > The card came Wednesday. With finger crossed I ran Rivatuner. The pipelines
    > and shader unmasked just fine with zero artifacts.
    >
    > As a side note it seems that a lot of folks came to the same conclusion I
    > did. At the time I post this Newegg is out of stock. This is the second time
    > in a week they ran out but Newegg restocked within a few days so if you
    > decide on this card they "should" be available soon. If you decide on a 6800
    > good luck on the unmasing lottery!
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