I am building a new comp. Here are the specs...
P4 520 Prescott LGA 775
My question is what kind of video card would go best with this set, and why? Thanks.
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actually.. it's not that much better. I believe a 6800 GT is equal to the x800 and the 6600GT is equal tot he 6800.. and the 6800 is only a little less than the 6800GT... so therefore the 6600GT is only a little less powerful than the x800
Also not an intel fan AMDs are just better value for money. I like nvidia but at the moment im going ati because the x800 was only 30 quid more and was an awful lot better than the gigabyte 6600gt turbo i was gonna get.
Edited by Ntd, 12 June 2005 - 07:49 PM.
there is a difference between 6800 and 6800GT.. I know what I'm talking about.
You know ive done alot of research the 6600GT gets whupped by even a vanilla X800 and even more when you overclock it to the proper clock speeds it was designed for. A 6600 GT uses a 128 bit interface and 128 mb of ram it cannot come close to a 6800 with double the ram and twice the interface.
I wouldnt have said anything if i hadnt been reading every review i could find for the last week or two a 6600GT thats why i decided not to get one because it really wasnt good value for money like the x800 was and was by all accounts much more difficult to overclock as the newer ones are allready almost maxed out when you buy it. Whereas you can take a plain x800 and take the ram which is underclocked and overclock it the core clock can be takin up substabtially, and it then approaches x800XT territory coming just a little short. If you can open up the extra pipes as you can in some of them it really goes and you get a very cheap x800xt/pro ,which performance wise sits between a 6800GT and a 6800 Ultra.
Even non overclocked it can heftily beat a 6600GT, the x800s are in a different league. And where did you get a 6800 was the same as a 6600GT you really think people would buy 6800s if the 6600GT was the same at half the price.
Sorry to rant, it was just "actually" that really bugs me.
Edited by warriorscot, 13 June 2005 - 06:48 AM.
You are stilling wording it quite "aggresively" are ellipses and rampant use of full stops really necessary paragraphs and sentances are more than sufficientit also means that you posts are more legible as they can be a bit difficult to read.
I dont know where your gettin it but it is a physical impossiblity for a 6600GT to be anywhere close in terms of performance with a card with near identical clock speeds and twice the interface and RAM.
I didn't mean that the 6600GT could match your x800
The 6800gt is above the X800 pro, and it overclocks easily to ultra specs.
The X800 pro would be better than the 6600gt.
Edited by OneCool, 13 June 2005 - 06:21 PM.
Read some reviews, an extra 30 quid goes a long way a 6600GT would probably be better as it is that 30 quid extra and is better than a x700.
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