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January 15, 2006 1:41:10 PM

which video card is the best for gaming? i want a video card that can handle todays games. which one do u think is the best in a price range of 150-190$ can. i have a asus motherboard with pci-e 16x so thats why i need pci-e , i dont want agp cause its only 8x.

my choices r :
1) X700 PRO 256MB
2) X800 GT 128MB
3) GeForce 6600 GT 128mb

which one of these is good?
and if u have any other choices plz give them too. i will check them out.

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January 15, 2006 2:17:47 PM

i am gonna be playing racing games like nfs most wanted and some games like halo.

not games like splinter cell and doom3.

so for that which do u recommend???

and yea i'll be using dual core processor 3800+ x2. and 1 gb ram DDR 400mhz.
January 15, 2006 2:49:23 PM

i bought it already..... which one of these videocards is better? 6600 GT 128mb and x800 128mb GT or x800 256 GTO
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January 15, 2006 4:30:52 PM

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i bought it already..... which one of these videocards is better? 6600 GT 128mb and x800 128mb GT or x800 256 GTO

I'd say the X800 GTO 256MB.
January 15, 2006 5:03:35 PM

I'd say either the 6600GT or the X800GTO, leaning towards the GTO if its not too much more expensive. If you're willing, PowerColor (TUL) has a version of the X800GTO which is an X800XL (all 16 pixel pipes unlocked) which sells for about $200 (including shipping) give or take a few bucks. It sells under the name X800GTO16. It is a 256MB card and PCI-E only.

-mcg
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January 15, 2006 5:15:08 PM

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which video card is the best for gaming? i want a video card that can handle todays games. which one do u think is the best in a price range of 150-190$ can.


Price beig equal then the X800GT is the better choice IMO (when talking about the X800GTvGF6600GTvX700P) GTO is better still.
Check Xbit's look at these very cards;
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/games-2005.html

The only hole in the performance charts for the X800GT seems to be SeriousSam, but then again the X800GT has far higher Min FPS numbers which is also improtant to smooth gaming.

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which one of these is good?


All of them are good, but IMO X800GT>GF6600GT>X700Pro

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and if u have any other choices plz give them too. i will check them out.


As has already been mentioned, The X800GTO2, GF6800GS, X800GTO, which would likely be better values, and offer longer overall playability. If you're willing to mod/overclock then I'd say go with the GTO2/GTO, otherwise go with the GS if you prefer stock settings.
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January 16, 2006 12:09:23 AM

Ah man, thank you for posting the truth. After reading the posts above ("From that list the 6600GT, no question", etc.) I was getting anxious to respond.; glad I waited to read your post. Another vote that X800GTO>>X800GT>6600GT>X700pro.
January 16, 2006 2:13:08 AM

Here's another vote for the X800GTO>X800GT>6600GT>X700pro stack. It just seems to be quite clear.

And I must say, where are you shopping? All of the above cards can be gotten in full retail for less than $130US, last I checked. (for instance, the 6600GT is $125US retail from NewEgg) Fortunately, this is a GOOD thing; you can either get more video card than you want, or given your opinion, just save some of that money.

If you're not desiring to play the latest games, I don't think a 256MB video card is necessary; the 128MB X800GTO, which I've found for as little as about $130US, (Link) should handle those games perfectly fine, netting an easy 60fps however you crank 'em. It's similar in price to the other cards you selected above, a major plus, and comfortably out-performs those three.
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