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.
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
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.
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.
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....
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?
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.
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.
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. 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.