Ok, I have a Leadtek 6600 gt 128 mb in my s754 system. a friend has a Leadtek 7600 gs 256 mb card lying around after upgrading to pci-e. he's offered to give me the 7600 gs as an upgrade for my agp system.
My question is... Is it worth the downgrade to ddr2 from ddr3? Is it worth the swap out/
I have a 6600GT myself.
A friend bought a 7600GS (with DDR3, though - Gainward 7600GS Golden Sample), and I got to test it on my system. It was way better.
As for overclocking:
- my 6600GT only reaches 550MHz/1100MHz with no artifacts (from 500/900).
- the 7600GS went over the 7600GT frequncies. The Gainward card comes with higher frequencies (450/550*2) than the plain 7600GS (400/400*2). I overclocked it stable to 610/1500.
The 7600gs overclocks very well. My XFX is running at 515/940(effective). It can go higher, but I wanted to make sure it is completely stable. Mine is a PCI-e, but I would think an agp card would overclock similarly.