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Old 10-31-2005, 11:59 PM   #1
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Default Yes, more Graphics card ?s :)

Alright, I've pretty much narrowed down my choices between this: 6600GT


and this: 6800


Now, I was looking at the specs and it seems what makes the second one cost more is the 256 memory instead of the 128. The memory clock speed varies from 600 MHz to 1120 MHz, and the core clock varies from 325 to 550 with the 6600GT being faster in both areas. Whats' up with that ? I thought the higher the better? And whats' with the Minimum 350w system power supply on the 6800? I don't know much about my comp other than this:


I'm not sure which one to get. I'd like the one I choose to be able to play Doom 3 well, Quake 4,HL2, and maybe FEAR, but it seems that FEAR really bogs down even the best graphics card.

Thanks for any help

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Old 11-01-2005, 06:22 AM   #2
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Default Re: Yes, more Graphics card ?s :)

I would get the 6800, I believe it has 12 pixel pipelines vs. the 6600GT's 8.

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Old 11-01-2005, 07:28 AM   #3
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Default Re: Yes, more Graphics card ?s :)

I wouldn't worry, the 6800 is definietly the better card of the two
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