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6800XT 512MB GDDR3 or 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI-E

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June 6, 2006 8:08:56 AM

I know people keep saying the XT cards suck and you shouldn't get one, but I haven't seen anyone saying anything about a 512MB XT card.

So I'm wondering wich one of these two I should get. They're both PCI-E ofcourse and they cost exactly the same. I'm leaning towards XT 'cause of the 512MB but I don't know if it makes such a big difference.

Anyhow is the 6800XT 512MB really that bad?
Am I a moron for thinking it's good?
Is the 7600GT 256MB better?
Wich of the cards would work better with these stuff:

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2.0GHz
1024 DDR 333MHz

Oh and AGP cards are out of the question.

Thanks
June 6, 2006 8:42:20 AM

Get the 7600GT 256. 512m of video ram is useless if the card isnt fast enough to utilize it. My fx5700 had 128m of video ram and on nfs:mw i would only get 20 - 30 frames but my video ram would only be about 50-70% used. So the 6800XT will be useless with 512m of ram. 256 might even be overkill for it. Get the 7600.
June 6, 2006 9:39:14 AM

YIKES stay away from the 6800 XT, the card is crippled due to its 8 Pixel Pipelines. a regular 6800 has 12 Ultra had 16


the 7600gt is a far better buy and will OWN even a 6800 ultra.
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June 7, 2006 1:46:24 AM

6800XT is the card you should really stay away from. 7600GT PWNZ a 6800XT. 6600GT even beats out the 6800XT.
June 7, 2006 4:25:58 PM

Thanks for the replys fellas. I've ordered the 7600GT now so I hope I'll get it before the weekend. Even if I went with the 6800XT I'd have a real boost in my system.
I've got a FX5200 128MB, 1GHz AMD and a crappy abit motherboard. The only thing that's remotely good is my memory.

Ah I love the feeling of getting a new computer. I've ordered a complete new one in parts, even the chassie and a monitor.

Well thanks again guys.
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