I'm on the point of buying a new graphics card for my newly created PC:
Though im hesitating between the GeForce 6800 GT and the GeForce 6600 GT.
Sure a dummy can say that the 6800 GT is the ebst choice, though you have to take in count that the card costs 349 Euros where i live so a bit more than 349 bucks, hence REALLY expensive for just a graphics card.
On the other hand the 6600 GT has very respectable performance and costs 214 euros ( a bit more than 214 bucks).
So that's about a 135 dollar difference between both cards, sure the performance can make up, since between both there's a huge gap - architecture wise and all the other underlying specs. So here's the deal:
Is the 6600 GT performant enough to blaze through all recent games ( HL2 , DOOM III, Battlefield 2 ) with of course stable FPS ?
For if it can , well the 135 dollar difference could in the future enable me to just buy another card (by adding a few bucks) and still have the upper hand on games graphic wise.
Would you all say that the 6800 GT should be taken right away , guaranteeing myself a good hard time of hardcore gaming all out max for i dont know ... all the way to Unreal 3 engine?
Thanks for answering me with information and detail , for saving money is always great if you can also gain a graphic performance still very respectable.