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Old 16th August, 2005, 05:39 PM
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Question I need your advice !

Should I go for

1. GeForce 6600 256 MB DDR TV 8x AGP INNO 368
2. GeForce 6600 GT 128 MB DDR3 TV 8x AGP INNO 562
3. GeForce 6800 128 MB DDR TV 8x AGP INNO 781

I don't know more about them right now, as freq and so, but what do you guys think I should get?

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Old 16th August, 2005, 06:37 PM
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In the uk 6800's are cheaper than 6600GT's and 6800LE's are around the same price as 6600's so I wouldn't recomend the 6600 range anymore unless they recieve a large reduction in price soon as at stock, a 6800/6800LE will outperform a 6600/6600GT and you always have the chance of them unlocking to something more
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Old 16th August, 2005, 06:43 PM
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i wud always vote for 6800. its a muscle card among the ones you listed. imagine P4 1.6 GHz and Celeron 1.8GHz. Wat wud u choose?

however, if u want, u suhd consider, Gigabyte 3D-1 (2 6600 GT Chips in One Board + Mobo)... dat one can performslightly betetr than 1 6800.

thenagain, choice is all yours....
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Old 16th August, 2005, 07:29 PM
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It's actually more in line with a 6800ultra but it's PCI-E only, and needs an SLI board as well even though it's a single card
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Old 16th August, 2005, 07:37 PM
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I think I'll have a 6800 or 6800 LE. Also I am talking only about AGP cards. Thank you guys! I'll let you know when it's inside!
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Old 16th August, 2005, 09:03 PM
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teh 6800's are solid for the cost and quite a few can be bios modded to the full GT pipline spec I wouldnt consider a 6600 if I could afford the 6800
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Old 16th August, 2005, 09:06 PM
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I don't think the bios mod works on card produced after a certain date, there are a set of resistors on the back which determine the pipeline configuration and only rivatuner can unlock their locked pipelines
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Old 17th August, 2005, 11:40 AM
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Isn't LE the lowest version of 6800? Would it be more powerfull than a 6600GT? Why would I need processing capability but smaller bandwidth and speed?
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Old 17th August, 2005, 11:54 AM
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Wrong way around. The 6800LE has less processing power than the 6600GT, but it has double the memory bandwidth of the 6600GT. The 6800LE is better for AA in that respect. The LE sounds like the best value option IMO.
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6800LE can be unlocked to have 16pixel pipelines i've heard. Is this true?
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Correct. Monkeyman was successfull in doing that.
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6800LE can be unlocked to have 16pixel pipelines i've heard. Is this true?
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Monkeyman was successfull in doing that.
Well, Monkeyman succesfully unlocked a 6800, but it's very similar.
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Old 17th August, 2005, 01:41 PM
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Devilmyarse was the guy who unlocked the 6800LE then. My bad.
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The key word is 'CAN' not will, it's a gamble but I think the odds are quite good for at least unlocking to a 6800 with 12 pipes

Oh and dsio the 6800LE doesn't have double the bandwidth of the 6600GT, it only has 40% more
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referring to the raw memory bus width, which is 128 bits on the 6600GT and 256bit on the 6800LE.
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Seeing as how no one answered my other thread, does anyone know how the X800GT compares to the 6600GT/6800?
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Old 17th August, 2005, 01:52 PM
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The X800GT competes well, beating the 6600GT in anything with the exception of OpenGL. It does not beat it by much however. It is not quite as quick as a 6800 in general, and is around on par with a 6800LE.

It does not support SM3.0 however, just like the rest of the X series, and overclocking / unlocking has not been great.
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How does it compare against my X800?
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Similar. I would imagine the X800 would be slightly faster actually.
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OK then I must warn Monkeyman to stay close since I think I'm getting it Friday !
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