talk to me....I found a BFG 6800 OC for $250, and an ASUS 6800 GT for $340, so which is the better call? is there THA MUCH of a difference between these two? I'm guessing not, since the 6800 OC is overclocked out of the box...but idunno. thoughts?
I was originally going to get a R9800 Pro for like $230 retail, then foun this BFG overclocked 6800 for $250 so stopped looking at the 9800 Pro....now I've heard amazing things about the 6800 GT, but dont know if its a big difference from the OC'd 6800...
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you can softmod a 6800 128ddr1 12pipline to 16 which i have done it works a treat but still slightly under the gt 6800 which has 256mb ddr3.
but good value for money if ur streched. i got a galaxy 6800 128mb. this company was in close quarters with nvidia during testing of the 6800 at the beginning, and was told there is a high success rate to softmad these cards thats why i got 1. it beats the BFG 6800 OC in my experience.
ASUS nVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT Video Card, 128MB DDR, 256-Bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "V9999GT/TD/128" -RETAIL
Item # N82E16814121177
Chipset/Core Speed: nVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT/350MHz
Memory/Effective Speed: 128MB DDR/700MHz
BUS: AGP 4X/8X
Ports: VGA Out(15 Pin D-Sub) + TV-Out(S-Video/Composite) + DVI
Support 3D API: DirectX 9.0c(Shader Model 3.0), OpenGL 1.5
Max Resolution@32bit Color: 2048X1536@85Hz
Cable/Accessories: S-Video/Composite Cable, CD SUITE, DVI to VGA adaptor, Manual, Driver CD
Retail Box (See pics for details)
basically pdxgamer u have what i have but are memorys suk comapared to ddr3 of 1000mhz if we OC are 700mhz to say 850mhz theres still a big difference ddr3 is lighting fast lol campared to are 2.2ns ddr1.
The Asus is the only version I've seen that has 128Mb memory; I would go ahead and spend a little more on a 256Mb version. Otherwise you could spend less by getting a plain 6800 and try to softmod it to 16 pipes.
OC is good for low resolution, especially for older games.
Raise the resolution and details, and the GT clearly pulls ahead.
The questions is whether or not it's worth it for you depending on what you play, and what settings you'll be most accustomed to.
Likely wouldn't make much of a difference to someone with a 1280x1024 LCD, or 17"CRT. But if you can pish lotsa pixels, then you have to decide what settings you want to push, and whether any difference in money you can put elsewhere (games, parts, beer, etc.).
The ASUS GT is a nice card. Be sure to check prices on pricewatch/pricegrabber etc.
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this GT card I found has only 128MB, AND says nothing about it being DDR3. Most GT's are going for over $400, so why is this ASUS one $340 retail? It's making me nervous, so I'm leaning towards just going with the BFG 6800 OC....not sure though...I'm playing SWG almost exclusively...but who knows in the future...probably Battlefield 2...