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is the 6600GT good for gaming ?


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Pentium D

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is the nVidia GeForce 6600GT DDR3 128MB Good for gaming (something like doom 3) ?
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Not really there is alot better about for less or the same money.
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what is you budget and what is your graphics interface?

Agp or pci express?
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For a small fraction of that price you can get a great card, a Geforce FX 5200 (I've owned an XFX Geforce FX 5200 for a year) will play the game. The FX 5500 has more memory and a higher default clock speed. Either of those two graphics cards I've owned and overclocked the clock speed to 300MHz / 470MHz plus. (I use Coolbits to overclock).

If you want a bit more, look towards either a 6200 or, if you're not afraid to look into ATI, a Radeon 9600XT.

You don't need to purchase a 6600 to play Doom3.
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5200's are slowww. I wouldnt buy one lol.
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Way slow and ancient both the fx5200 and 5500 are complete rubbish.
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i hope there good, i just picked myself up a Pair of BFG 6600's in SLi with my new system. hopefully upgrading to the 7800's in the not so near future.
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by the way warriorscot. I flashed my 6800 gt to a 6800 ultra just to see if I could do it. Yep.. easy now.

Going to look for a new cooler now it needs it.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835186133
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whats the difference betweeen 6800 gs gt and ultra?
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Way slow and ancient both the fx5200 and 5500 are complete rubbish.

I'm just pointing out that you don't need to shell 140$ out for a 6600 to play Doom 3.
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You kinda do to play doom3 how its supposed to be a 5200 will not play it properly even on lowest settings and a 5500 generally stugles with it, very fast cards can have a slog with doom3 at times so i just wouldnt try playing it on a 5 series, and you can get better and newer cards than the 5200 and 5500 in the price range though so not much point in them.
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I own the 5500 now, but with the 5200 I had 1024x768 low settings fine.

Perhaps a 6200 then, if you want more out of the game =]
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whats the difference betweeen 6800 gs gt and ultra?


1. Never buy anything lower than 6600 for gaming. 6600GT is excellent choice - latest technology with Shader Model 3.0, best cost/performance ratio.

6800GT is not produced anymore, it is based on 6800 card, it can not be overclocked well BUT can have quads and vertex units unlocked.
6800GS is newer technology, emits less heat, can't be unlocked BUT can be overclocked very well and this is the card to get. Some say 6800GS is based on same technology as 7800 it just has quads and vertex units properly locked (in hardware, unlockable by RivaTuner).
6800Ultra is probably old 6800GT just clocked even higher.

Edited by schriss, 12 January 2006 - 09:52 AM.

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The 6600gt is in the middle range still hardly holding on in that range.

The 6800 gs is actually the best bang for the buck right now for a gamer. They only run $190-$230 depending if you want stock speeds or overclocked.


The 6800gt is actually a one of a kind card. When it came out everyone had to buy it or either the ultra. Since it was an underclocked 6800 ultra, everyone went for it. The ultra was just 10% faster. The 6800gt is a fast card and you can still buy it. The 6800 gs would be the better one to buy because it is cheaper than the gt.

The 6800gt is actually a hardcore overclocker because I have one. My stock speeds was 350mhz/1.00 ghz

I have flashed the bios on mine to a ultra before and then flashed it back to the gt.


With the gt bios I have gotten to 425mhz/1.20ghz and still could of went a few more mhz. I usually keep it at 400mhz/1.20ghz and it does perfect with no artifacts and it doesnt get too hot. I have an aftermarket cooler called arctic cooler nv5 silencer rev3.

The 6600gt is an okay card but it isnt the best deal. The 6800gs is the best deal right now and it is twice as fast as the 6600gt for like 20-30 dollars more.

Something is wrong if you get a 6600gt 128mb for $195 when you can get a 6800gs 256mb twice as fast for same price or $10 more lol...
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