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December 18, 2006 4:24:34 PM

My friend wants to get a new AGP card, but he doesn't want to dump so much money on it, since ... you know :) 

He said he found a used BFG 6800 OC, from a friend, for 50 bucks...

Anyway here is the deal: My friend has a big CRT so he is not going to play games with huge resolution, probably 1024x768. He wants to be able to play some first person shooters such as Battlefield 2, Call of Duty 2, in OK setting ( When I say OK, I mean good details, but maybe cut down on AA, AF, and all that stuff). Since i couldn't find any charts with AGP 6800, I am asking if it can handle it.

I myself own a 6600 GT AGP, and I can play COD2 with good enough graphics. How is 6800 compared to 6600 GT performance wise? I think 6600 GT would beat 6800 since it has a better core clock and memory clock and what not, but I do not know if this is by a huge margin that would be visible by playing BF2 and/or COD2.

So do you think BFG 6800 OC AGP is a good deal for 50 bucks for these games or no?

And also we might play some strategy games suchs as AOE3, and BFME2, on LAN, but I know that he will mostly play the FPS games I mentioned above.

Do you have any links of VGA charts that are containing BFG 6800 OC. And if there is one comparing that to 6600 GT, that would be even better :) 

Thanks for help.

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December 18, 2006 4:32:39 PM

Twall,

This is the BFG6800OC, not the 6800GT OC right?

-Ben
December 18, 2006 4:38:20 PM

http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics.html?modelx=33&m...

Here's a rough estimate considering the 6800OC isn't an XT. If it is an XT, it's shaders are crippled and that chart is void. If so, the difference between them is likely minimal.

AGP is a bit slower than PCIe. But hey, it's 50 bucks. You can't buy it for under 100. :wink:
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December 18, 2006 4:44:30 PM

If it's not an XT it's a good deal for $50. Heck, for $50 even an XT isn't that horrible.

I'd go for it.
December 18, 2006 4:55:51 PM

http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=687

Shows specs. Whats really hurting is the DDR and cut down pipes.

For FPS look here: http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.aspx?i=2113&p=7

Maybe add a few fps for the little OC of the 6800 vanilla. I think your 6600GT is competitive with this propopsed 6800 and may even have an edge due to the higher clock speeds versus the loss of 4 pipes.

Try here also: http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2196&p=6
which confirms the 6600GT trades blows with the 6800 vanilla.

Check Ebay for completed 6600GT auctions, I saw around 40-70 dollars. With the much better performing x800 Pro AGP going for close to $100. And at that price your buddy could look at the 7600gs etc.

Considering the games, resolutions he plays at and lack of AA etc. I say for your friend to pull the trigger. Plus no shipping.
December 19, 2006 12:46:50 AM

Hey Ben,

I think it is the regular 6800 OC, not the GT version. But I talked to my friend on the phone, and did not go to details, I wouldnt' know if he forgot to say GT, but I am pretty sure I did not heard any GTs :p 

And Thanks to everybody for advice. We are going to check this video card out tomorrow on my computer. Play some games and run 3dmark06 on it. Ill make sure to post what I think on it and what the results are, so anybody out there looking for a cheap AGP video card get an idea :) 

I am still looking forward to your advice :)  Or if you can find better and cheaper cideo cards out there, or willling to sell one. Dont hesitate to contact me :) 
!