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Old 07-13-2005, 01:27 AM   #1
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Default X700PRO vs 6600GT for HalfLife2

I have seen many benchmarks, and i still cannot decide which card to get. I want to be able to play HL2 maxed out at smooth frame rates, also, Call Of Duty, and also new games in the future. I have heard that the X700 plays HL2 better, so i was wondering if it was really worth the extra money to get the 6600GT. Oh, I am looking at the PCI-Express X16 versions.
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Are you getting a new motherboard too. if not you have to go with what your MOBO supports. if it's an older MOBO it might not support a PCI-Ex16 card. Someone correct me if i'm wrong but i belive that Nvidia runs better for HL2 and i'm sure that ATI cards run Doom 3 better. I have a 6600gt and it's worth every penny.
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Old 07-13-2005, 01:41 AM   #3
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Default Re: X700PRO vs 6600GT for HalfLife2

DUDe.... the 6600gt would pwn the x700. I'm on par with the 6600 and I have an x800... totally 6600.
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Default Re: X700PRO vs 6600GT for HalfLife2

I am buying a totally new system, yes the mobo does support PCI-Express X16, my old computer in my sig, died. So i am forced to buy all new parts. I was just wondering if anyone had the 6600GT and how it performs on HL2. I am getting an Athlon64 32300+ venice, and a chaintech mobo with nforce 4 ultra chipset.
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Default Re: X700PRO vs 6600GT for HalfLife2

I play HL2 with mine and it's runs everything on high with no lag , even big outside maps.
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Yeah, get the 6600gt. I can play it at highest settings... you'll play it fine too. If you get it overclocked too... you'll have even higher performances... but that's just me.
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alright, sounds good to me, i can't afford to upgrade my ram tho, it was the only thing that survived my computer melt down, 1 gig of PC-2700 won't slow down my game performance down too much will it?
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It will for loading times but it won't during game play.
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Cool, thanks guys!
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Default Re: X700PRO vs 6600GT for HalfLife2

Generally, the 6600 GT would own the X700. But, since Half-Life 2 is optimized to use ATI cards (like how Doom 3 was optimized to use nVIDIA cards), ATI will get a boost from it (although nVIDIA cards still fun Half-Life 2 perfectly fine).
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Yeah, too true. Plus, I've overclocked mine from 390mhz (core)/350mhz(mem) to 420mhz (for now)/390mhz. It runs amazing...
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Are you sure it's not the other way around? i thought ATI was for doom 3 and Nvidia was HL2. i'm going to go check,lol.

<edit> well i could only find that ATI had problems with doom 3 so i'll take your word that Nvidia is doom 3 and ATI is for HL2.
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6600 GT all the way
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Default Re: X700PRO vs 6600GT for HalfLife2

I'd got 6600GT
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Default Re: X700PRO vs 6600GT for HalfLife2

I have the 6600 256MB and I run HL2 on all high (no AA or AF) and a 1024x768 resolution and the lowest fps I get is 30fps which only happens in rare cases.
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Default Re: X700PRO vs 6600GT for HalfLife2

is this the X700XT or Pro????
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it says pro in the title.
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All tests were preformed @ 1280X1024 With 4XAA 8XAF (Doom 3 was played w/o 8X AF)

Half-Life 2

Radeon X700 Pro 256: 48.1
Geforce 6600GT: 53.3

Winner - - 6600GT 10.80%

Doom 3

Radeon X700 Pro 256: 18.8
Geforce 6600GT: 27.6

Winner - - 6600GT 46.80%

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Radeon X700 Pro 256: 26.5

Geforce 6600GT: 29.3

Winner - - 6600GT 10.60%

Unreal Tournament 2004 Performance

Radeon X700 Pro 256: 37
Geforce 6600GT: 33.4

Winner - - X700 Pro 9.70%


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does anyone want X700XT VS 6600GT????
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Sure, if you want. The X700 XT is pretty rare, so it's not that big of a threat to the 6600 GT.
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