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6600gt 128 v 6600 GT 256

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January 14, 2006 10:50:50 PM

i found a 6600 GT 256mb at 120£ and was wondering how much better it was then the 6600gt 128 mb? (both AGP)

is it worth the extra money and will it stand up for some time?

thanks

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the 6600gt 256 Sparkle even has HDTV capability! lol

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January 15, 2006 2:18:59 PM

anyone?
January 15, 2006 2:44:24 PM

Forgive my ignorance if I'm wrong, but won't more memory enable higher-quality textures?
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January 15, 2006 3:40:00 PM

thats what i was thinking to, also the 256 is HD TV Ready (or iz th 128 one to)
January 15, 2006 4:25:25 PM

The card isnt fast enough to be able to push higher quality textures at decent frame rates. Sure, it might help a bit, but if you want a faster card that will stand the test of time better dont get an 8 pixel pipe card. PowerColor (TUL) makes a version of the X800GTO that is actually an X800XL. Instead of the standard 12 pixel pipes it has all 16 activated. I think they call it the X800GTO16 and you can find it for $200.

-mcg

Edit: Oops! I just re-read the post and realized that it was the 256MB version for 120 and not the 128MB version for 120... and that you were using AGP.

Also, how much cheaper is the 128MB version? If the difference is small then there shouldn't be much harm in getting the 256MB version, just dont expect it to be a whole lot faster. Plus, HDTV is cool, if you have an HD capable TV.

Edit2: Just did the currency conversion. 120GBP is about $200 :oops: 
January 15, 2006 4:41:53 PM

For a bit more money you should be able to find a 6800GS in AGP. Its basically as fast as a 6800GT and is availible in the US for about $230 (approx 130GBP). DEFINATELY faster than any 6600gt by a decent margin... 16pixel pipe card.

Good Luck!
-mcg
a b U Graphics card
January 15, 2006 5:20:09 PM

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For a bit more money you should be able to find a 6800GS in AGP. Its basically as fast as a 6800GT


And thus being an NV40 the WMV HD acceleration is still broken, something to consider if he's talking about HD.
January 15, 2006 6:04:09 PM

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For a bit more money you should be able to find a 6800GS in AGP. Its basically as fast as a 6800GT

The AGP 6800GS only a 12 pipe card, with a low core clock speed. It is not as fast as a :roll: 6800GT
January 15, 2006 6:25:53 PM

I dont know. The GS can be had for less than the GT, while consuming a bit less wattage.

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2593&p=1

Thats one of the better reviews I've found.

The reference cards for a 6800GS come @ 425/1000
The reference cards for a 6800GT come @ 350/1000

So, I'm not to sure what you meant by low core clock speed.
But yes, the 4 PP can hurt...thats where the clock boost comes in.

But for a $194, XFX makes a GS @ 485/1100
While its getting alot harder (for me at least) to find AGP 6800GT's.

IMHO, 6800GS all the way. Excellent price to preformance. According to many sources aside from the one I listed, right on par with the GT.
January 15, 2006 7:19:14 PM

I'm pretty sure I have crabs.
a b U Graphics card
January 15, 2006 7:57:16 PM

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I dont know. The GS can be had for less than the GT, while consuming a bit less wattage.


The difference in wattage is minimal, wouldn't amount to 25 cents on your utility bill even if you gamed all the time.

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Thats one of the better reviews I've found.


How dare you post a crappy anand review here. At least it's nV vs nV so maybe it has some value, except....

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The reference cards for a 6800GS come @ 425/1000
The reference cards for a 6800GT come @ 350/1000


No the reference AGP GS is 350/500(1000) so therefore you have a 12pipe card with the same speed as the GT which has 4 more pp and 1 more vp. Which do you think is going to perform better?


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So, I'm not to sure what you meant by low core clock speed.


See above...

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But yes, the 4 PP can hurt...thats where the clock boost comes in.


See above...

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IMHO, 6800GS all the way. Excellent price to preformance. According to many sources aside from the one I listed, right on par with the GT.


Depends on the settings, but it takes a heck of an overclock for the 12PP to beat the 16PP and the GS does not have the benifit of 110nm, so whatever OC this one can get the GT can get, and out of the box it will detroy the GS which is just a glorified plain GF6800 with a little better memory.
a b U Graphics card
January 15, 2006 8:02:03 PM

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I'm pretty sure I have crabs.


I suggest some Nizoral Shampoo and a fine tooth comb.
Remember the Garlic butter!
January 15, 2006 8:48:25 PM

i found a 6800 LE for less then the 6600GT 256 at £110.

Is the 6800 better and how will it stand for test of time.

Also does anyone know if it is HDTV complient

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256MB AGPx8 NVidia GeForce 6800LE GDDR3 256-Bit DVI TV-out found for £120.

is the 256 version of the 6800 better then the 6800 128 or is it not by very much
a b U Graphics card
January 15, 2006 10:13:50 PM

The 6800LE only has 8-pipes. Stock condition it loses to the 6600GT. There's a chance of an unlock to a real 6800's 12-pipes, but don't count on it.
January 15, 2006 10:35:37 PM

dont count on it? why not, is not ever 6800 LE 256 mb the same
January 15, 2006 11:11:16 PM

Possibly unlock to 16x6...never know.
January 15, 2006 11:30:52 PM

Or You Could Get An EVGA 7800GT Like Mine For About $300.00 And Run ANYTHING At High-Res With Max Textures (Unless Your Running AGP) Just A Suggestion
January 16, 2006 4:34:37 AM

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For a bit more money you should be able to find a 6800GS in AGP. Its basically as fast as a 6800GT

The AGP 6800GS only a 12 pipe card, with a low core clock speed. It is not as fast as a :roll: 6800GT

I didn't realize that the AGP version was so stripped down compared to the PCI-E version. I just assumed that they were the same. :oops:  The PCI-E version is a 12 pipe card with standard clocks of 425/500(1000) which performs closely to the 6800GT... but from what I've read here I guess the AGP version does much worse.

PCI-E Specs:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/6800gs

PCI-E Benches:
http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/digest3d/1005/itogi...

-mcg
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