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6600 GT 128MB, or 256?

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
November 29, 2005 10:48:55 AM

I can get a 256 MB 6600GT (Gigabyte) for almost double the price of a 128MB (Sparkle) version.

Is the price increase worth it? Is the 6600GT fast enough to take advantage of the extra RAM?

I cant get a 256MB sparkle. I live in South Africa, so recomending Newegg or something else wont help me.

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November 29, 2005 1:27:59 PM

First off the 6600 256 version is basically just an SLI format 6600 128 GT, if you have the money to buy two 6600 128 GT's, then you should probaly buy a 7800 GT better performance than even 2 6600's. Just a quick reminder make sure that you have an PCI-Express slot on your mobo.
November 29, 2005 1:38:05 PM

First off the 6600 256 version is basically just an SLI format 6600 128 GT

I dont quite understand what you are saying here. The 128MB I can get is an SLI version.
I wont have money for a second 6600GT for a long time, but it is a possibility in the future.

If the 256MB version gives me a 25% increase over the 128MB version, it may be a better investment for me. But spending all that extra money for 5 - 10% is probably not worth it imo.
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November 29, 2005 1:44:01 PM

The 256MB 6600 GT from Gigabyte is a dual core graphics card.
November 29, 2005 1:49:43 PM

You are talking about this one (R3600, with $1 = R6.80):

Gigabyte® Dual GPU nVidia® GeForce 6600GT, 256MB 256Bit, D-SUB + DVI + TV-OUT, DirectX 9 + OpenGL, Dual RAMDACs, nView Multi-Monitor

But there is another one (R1700):

Gigabyte® nVidia® GeForce 6600GT, 256MB 128Bit, D-SUB + DVI + TV-OUT, DirectX 9 + OpenGL, Dual RAMDACs, nView Multi-Monitor, SLI

The Sparkle 128MB 6600GT I can get is R1000.
November 29, 2005 2:00:04 PM

I apologize, well you wor coorect in your earlier assessment of it not being worth it because 10% increase for 25% more money isn't worth it, I would suggest buying 128 version, that way you will not feel so ripped off when you later buy a new card to play newer games.
November 29, 2005 2:00:09 PM

The extra memory might give you 0% increase in some games and up to 10% in others.

What it will giove you is the option to run at higher texture quality though.

For double the price, I wouldn't bother. Especially if you overclock... 128mb is usually more overclcoking friendly than the 256mb they use on cheaper cards.