building a comp for my bro.
bfg 6800gt oc 256mb AGP
dual(LSI) 6600gt's 128mb pci-express
i am having a hard time choosing between those two options.
two 6600gt(pci-e)'s cost a bit more than one 6800gt 256mb AGP.
and yes, i do know that i need different motherboards.
i forget where but i read it somewhere. there were 3 sites where they said dual 6600GT's outperformed x800xt by big margins.
i myself currently have a bfg 6800 gt oc 256mb, it is a great card. i dont think there is a need to buy a 6800 ultra when i can overclock 6800gt into an ultra.
two 6600gt's: $450ish
6800 ultra: $500+
so here i am, struggling to pick between 6800gt and dual 6600gt's.
you could get the Asus A8N-SLI deluxe and just put one 6800 or 6800 gt if you wanted to in it, and get another one when it comes time for upgrading. You can run most new games with a 6800 gt on high options, and then you could get another card later if it started slacking in the future
amd athlon 64 3400+ 1mb edition
2x512mb pc3200 kingmax
ATI x800 pro
western dig. 160 gb 7200 8mb
abit kv8 pro
Problem is, that motherboard is almost totally out of stock, and PCI-e GF6800GT's and Ultra's are just as rare. So currently PCi-e A64 with 1 6800GT or U is harder to buy than the X800XT Press Edition.
Your thought is a very logical one. Just not a likely possibility right now.
1 6800GT usually is able to beat 2 6600GT's in SLI, so the 6800GT AGP, which can be bought for as low as $330 if your fast to grab one, is the better option. I agree, forget the Ultra. Your 6800GT is the best deal in a high end AGP card.
<A HREF="http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/gigabyte_3d1/page5...." target="_new">FiringSquad put up a new review today</A> of Gigabytes dual 6600GT GPU card. You can see it is no match for the 6800GT. IMO, it shows again that 2 -6600GT's in SLI right off the bat, doesn't make much sense as 1 6800GT is clearly faster. This card was supposed to be faster than 2 6600GT's in SLI also I believe. IN HL2, the 6800GT totally spanks the it. 1 - 6600GT now, one later is good for people on a budget. But if you have $350+ dollar for a video card, the 6800GT AGP is the way to go until 6800GT PCI-e come down in price, or forget NV SLI and grap a X800XL when it comes out.