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Old 21st May, 2005, 09:45 AM
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6600GT TE or 6800GT

here is a link to ASUS' 6600GT Top Edition (PCIe) and 6800GT
6600GT:
http://usa.asus.com/prog/spec.asp?m=...OP/TD&langs=09
6800GT:
http://usa.asus.com/prog/spec.asp?m=...800GT&langs=09

Monkeyman told me to w8 until 6800GTs go low in prices but i think that 6600GT TE is a better choice in financial and performance aspect.
Which one OCes better - i think the 6600GT (550/1100 Stock!) especially when u put a thermaltake(forgot whick model) or nv5 silencer rev2.0 on it!
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Old 21st May, 2005, 11:30 AM
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the ASUS 6800Gt is far better than the 6600GT. Due to its double pipelines, 250Mhz on a 6800GT is the equivilant of 500Mhz on a 6600GT. The 6600Gt is half the speed of the 6800Gt at the same frequencey.

The 6800Gt will overclock over ultra speeds (400Mhz) and will absolutely shatter the 6600GT once overclocked.

It isnt even a contest.
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Old 21st May, 2005, 11:32 AM
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the card that ASUS calls the top edition is nothing at all. its a normal run of the mill 6600Gt with a 50mhz factory overclock. You could do that with any generic 6600GT and probably have better success. Also, due to the fact that it is already overclocked, dont expect much more performance from it as it is already about as fast as it can go. the 6800Gt however has plenty of room to spare.
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Old 21st May, 2005, 11:33 AM
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For performance it's the 6800Gt without question, it's a good 80% faster, especially with any FSAA/AF enabled and at higher resolutions, the 6600GT's specs sound impressive, but it only has a 128bit memory bus, so thats half the 6800 range's

The 6600GT woverclocks reasonably well, 10-20%, but then so do most 6800GT cards, usually at least 15%

If money is tight then a 6600GT is a fine card, maybe even a standard 6600 if you aren't worried about high resolutions and FSAA as thei cores still overclock to GT levels

The 6800GT's have come down quite a bit in price now, you can get one in the uk for about 50% more than a 6600GT, which is good value considering the performance increase
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Old 21st May, 2005, 11:38 AM
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You might also consider a standard 6800 card, leadteks are only slightly more expensive than a 6600Gt and are faster in almost everything, especially with higher resolutions and FSAA, and there is always the chance of the locked pixel pipelines unlocking giving near 6800GT performance
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Old 21st May, 2005, 11:48 AM
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Just dont buy the one graham bought
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Well i guess my chice will be the 6800.But again if i buy a 6800GT a will be able to OC it to higher level,and if i buy a normal 6800 will i be able to OC it higher?
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Yes, you'd be hard pushed to find a 6800GT that didn't overclock to ultra levels, probably more, and a 6800 will overclock quite well, mine does 410/870 though the locked pipelines didn't unlock
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My english isn't very good but here is what i understood :
It's better to buy a non-GT cause it will OC to higher level .Is that correct ?
and furthermore how do u unlock the pipelines ?
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Old 21st May, 2005, 01:13 PM
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no, they both overclock very well, and are both equally likely to overclock to similar levels. The non GT however, will not be as fast clock for clock as the GT due to its 4 locked pipelines. If they are unlocked, then the 6800 is as fast as a GT clock for clock, however unlocked NUs (non ultras) overclock less than locked ones, so it balances out to a degree. The pipe unlock is a maybe, and is done via software.
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Old 21st May, 2005, 01:19 PM
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so in conclusion - i better buy a GT and i won't need to unlock pipelines.I hope that i can get at least 20% OC when i put a NV5 silencer rev2.0 on it But i'm going to buy it in the autumn or so so thx I think the prices will be low enough then
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no, the GT will overclock higher, the 6800 is just cheaper

You unlock the pipelines using riva tuner, I'll post instructions if you need them
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Old 21st May, 2005, 01:20 PM
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Also see my post about Unknow video card producer.Just found photos of my card
It is not absolutely the same but it looks pretty the same
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Old 21st May, 2005, 01:22 PM
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well though i have financial limits i succeeded in making my father buying me the GT (of course i will pay most of it he'll just add some money cause i'll be short a little).
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