Hi, i'm planning to upgrade my video card and i'm stuck on whether to buy a 6800gs or an Asus N6800 (512mb). I'm on a tight budget and i dotn' really have the money to upgrade to 7800gs. Can anyone tell me which card performes better? I'm planning to play Oblivion, Call of Duty 2, F.E.A.R., BF2 etc. on near-max or max quality on 1024 x 768 resolution
My system specs: AMD 64 3200+ ASUS A8V Deluxe OCZ 1 GB Premier Series Maxtor 160gb Harddrive Ati 9800 Pro Antec Sonata (380w PSU)
Thanks in Advanced
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The 6800GS is better for sure. That Asus is an overpriced piece of junk. The 512MB is just a marketing scam. It has a crippled 128-bit memory bus and even lower mem clock speeds than a vanilla 6800 should have. Basically, a 6800GS is high clocked 6800, where both have a 256-bit memory interface. So 6800GS>6800vanilla>>>that crippled 512MB 128-bit Asus.
The 7800GS is $270 on Newegg after $20 rebate and it would spank the 6800GS. But if that is too much money, don't buy that Asus. A X800 GTO or 6800GS would be the sub $200 AGP cards to look at.
DO NOT GET THE 6800 512mb, it's a crippled card with a 128-bit bus. The 6800GS is a much better choice.
Amen to that, shame on asus for making such a bad card to fool the masses.