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6800gs (256mb) vs Asus N6800 (512mb)

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March 30, 2006 4:07:43 AM

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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March 30, 2006 4:56:24 AM

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.
March 30, 2006 4:39:37 PM

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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.
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