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upgrade geforce 5900 to 6600 its it worth it?

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February 23, 2005 5:28:49 AM

i was thinking of upgrading from a geforce ultra 5900 256mb
to a geforce 6600gt 128mb is this a good idea?

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February 23, 2005 6:05:23 AM

i would say yes.. i love my 6600GT<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by bor3d on 02/23/05 00:08 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
February 23, 2005 8:53:19 AM

simple reply YES, 2x more performance minimum.
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February 23, 2005 1:04:14 PM

but avoid the XFX model!

i know i'm posting this everywhere but i am rather ticked off about it at the moment.

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February 23, 2005 1:39:42 PM

Yeah, but only if you're playing the newest DirectX 9 era stuff (HL2, D3, etc)

The 5900 is still pretty good with older titles.

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February 23, 2005 4:12:50 PM

hes correct.
February 23, 2005 9:31:50 PM

so i should upgrade?
even though the 6600 gt only has 128 mb
and my current geforce 5900 has 256?

maybe i should wait for the next gen stuff?
but then again the 6600 is pretty cheap?

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February 23, 2005 9:32:43 PM

whats wrong with xfx

and who is a good card maker?

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February 23, 2005 9:36:05 PM

ok maybe i`ll give it a try

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February 23, 2005 9:40:33 PM

i see bored loves his geforce

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February 23, 2005 11:12:34 PM

The less memory is not a big deal when comparing these two cards. The 6600GT is more than double the performance of a 5900 and image quality would be much better.
February 23, 2005 11:12:46 PM

for all intents and purposes the amount of memory is irrelevant.

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February 24, 2005 2:22:44 AM

slava what do you mean it is irrelevant?

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February 24, 2005 2:25:50 AM

i was assuming memory capacity of this card didn`t matter
but on nvidia`s web site the older geforce seemed to have more power
even though toms showed better framerates for newer games
on the 6600
i guess the 6600 is better for directx 9.0c games?

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February 24, 2005 2:26:02 AM

i was assuming memory capacity of this card didn`t matter
but on nvidia`s web site the older geforce seemed to have more power
even though toms showed better framerates for newer games
on the 6600
i guess the 6600 is better for directx 9.0c games?

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February 24, 2005 8:56:08 AM

well, up until about 2 weeks ago i would have said XFX were pretty decent. the shortlist now contains Gigabyte, MSI, Sparkle, and ASUS.

problems with the XFX unit:
-<b>!!LOUD!!</b> cooling fan
-48C at idle, 76C loaded, in a thermaltake case with 6 case fans!! no excuse for it.
-didn't even break 3000 on 3Dmark05 despite the A8N mobo, AMD 64 3500+, 2GB @400MHZ, a a SATA 160GB HD.


maybe i'm expecting too much on the benchmark but the noise and the temperatures are just rediculous.

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February 24, 2005 9:08:27 AM

i`ll avoid xfx then

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February 24, 2005 1:20:54 PM

Yes, the 6600 is MUCH better for newer games.

As long as you have at least 128mb of memory, you're OK. 256 is nice, but you're not going to see more than a 5% performance boost. (if you're lucky)

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