Geforce 6800GT 256MB

Card arrived today after i bought it over ebay.

advert said brand new, well packaged and including driver disk.

what i got was marked as "used pc card", was in a white postal box and did not include the driver disk!!


anywhoo, all that aside, i'll be fitting it this eve and have downloaded the unicode drivers from the nvidia website so that should all be fine.

soo, my question is - does the package provided on the nvidia website provide me with all the usual tools for the card or will i need to download nview, etc... seperatly?

if so, any recommendations on the essentials? (have 3Dmark05/03 etc anyways so just the stuff relating to the card)

also, due to a misunderstanding regarding a cancelled order with (buttwipes!!) i also have in my possession an 256MB X800.

as a curiosity;
-GeForce 6800GT 256MB DDR3 AGP
-Radeon X800 256MB DDR3 AGP

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  1. IIRC, there are two choices/driver packages for d/l on the nVidia site. The larger version/package includes nView etc.

    Nope, I'm wrong. The two choices are at the ATI driver d/l site. But, the one at the nVidia site includes nview etc.

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  2. I'm pretty sure the X800 (non-PRO) has 12 pixel pipelines while the 6800GT has 16 so the 6800GT should outperform vanilla X800 (the X800 vanilla is more or less neck and neck with the 6800 vanilla - not sure about 256MB version X800 tho).

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  3. Stock - the 6800GT. OCing the cards, then it would depend on the card mfr...I'd probably try both and test for which gave the best performance. If I could get close to comparable performance from the X800, then I would keep it and sell the 6800GT for more money...

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  4. eBay is for suckers. Most knowledgable people SELL on eBay and BUY from reputable online venders such as Newegg and Googlegear.

    Your package is one example why.

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  5. I've never had a problem with it.

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