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What should i get a XFX 6600 GT or BFG 6800 GS OC AGP

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February 3, 2006 12:50:33 AM

I have been looking for a replacement for my crapy ass MX 440 and i was think of geting a xfx 6600 GT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150096
but i been told to get a 6800 instead because in the future it is the minimum system requirements. I dont know if this is true or not. But i dont want to spend 200 dollars on a new graphic card and have it out of date. So would a BFG 6800 GS OC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814143045
be better. If you guys know any better graphic cards then tell please. But my limit is only 200 dollars. Because i still have to upgrade my psu. Thanks!

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February 3, 2006 1:10:42 AM

The 6800 GS will be a much better card.
February 3, 2006 1:46:32 AM

BFG 6800 GS OC is about the best choice for a cheap/quality card in the world. Go get one, NOW!!! :) 
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February 3, 2006 5:54:34 AM

Two questions: How soon do you need it? And what for (i.e. What games do you want to play?)
February 3, 2006 9:13:43 AM

now the 7800gs will blow all those cards away which hits stoes next week, but... it will cost a penny its apg. the 6800gs will do for a low budget card.

btw BFG has released the 7800gs oc model. Others will be XFX ASus :) 
February 3, 2006 9:45:26 AM

6800GS is cheaper, but 7800GS is better :) 
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February 3, 2006 10:28:24 AM

whats your current system specs anyhow? if you have like a celeron 2ghz not much point spending big on a fast video card for a slow machine.

a 6600GT is many times faster and runs games like Battlefield2 on high, and there not even mid range now!
February 3, 2006 10:32:42 AM

If you can get the 7800gs agp
February 3, 2006 4:24:15 PM

People have gotten the 7800 GS AGP at CompUSA already and they're due out in BestBuys on Sunday. Monday should see the e-tailer launch (which is almost always cheaper.)
February 3, 2006 4:24:44 PM

Well im thinkin of geting sometime in the next 2 weeks. I will be playing BF2, CS:S, COD 2, Doom 3.
February 3, 2006 4:28:24 PM

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Well im thinkin of geting sometime in the next 2 weeks. I will be playing BF2, CS:S, COD 2, Doom 3.


Well if you can hold off a month I'm sure you'll be able to get a 7800 GS AGP for around $250 or so.

For the record, AnandTech reports that the eVGA card currently being sold (as of 2/1/05 at CompUSA) is clocked higher than the BFG OC card.
February 5, 2006 2:32:29 PM

The 7800GS isnt that much better than the 6800 Ultra, just at REALLY high resolutions.
February 5, 2006 3:07:51 PM

6800 GS is the better card.
February 6, 2006 4:22:46 PM

Alrite guys Thanks! I just bought my 6800 at newegg. It's coming on Thursday!
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