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i see tomshardware come out with alot of best cards for the money reports and they always say that the best agp for around 100 is 6600. why do they not mention the 6800? is it not fast enough compared to the 66?
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6800 Is way faster as long as you get the GS or the GT model

I bought my old eVGA6800 FOR 98 dollars...
    
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Are you looking to buy a new one? If so why not go for a 7600agp or an ATI, they have most models still available in agp version, and the cards are far superior...SM 3.0 etc...
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no (sig) i like the card and all just wondering why no one ever includes it in any reviews or reports
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Yea true both my 7600GT's were 98 dollars each,....

Get a XFX7600GT I bought my dad one and he loves it.
Its also AGP...
    
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Read this review for a pretty definitive review if graphics cards: http://www.futuremark.com/forum/showthread.php?t=164

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6600 GT 128/256MB (500/900 (1000 PCIe)) (2.0/16.0) (AGP/PCIe) 128-bit
- 8 pixel shader units - 8 TMUs - 4 ROPs - 3 vertex shader units
The high core and memory (GDDR3) frequency mostly eliminates architectonical deficiencies (4 ROPs, 3 vertex shader units and 128-bit memory).

6800 128/256MB (325/700) (3.9/22.4) (AGP/PCIe) 256-bit
- 12 pixel shader units – 12 TMUs – 8 ROPs - 5 vertex shader units
16 pixel shader units and 6 vertex shader units can be achieved though a softmod if you’re successful. Slow GDDR memory prevents high frequencies therefore crippling performance when compared to a 6800 GT. It’s about 15 % faster than a 6600 GT, but struggles to keep up with faster cards like: X800 XL and 6800 GT.

6800 GT 256MB (350/1000) (5.6/32.0) (AGP/PCIe) 256-bit
- 16 pixel shader units – 16 TMUs – 16 ROPs - 6 vertex shader units
The card is substantially faster than a 6800. GDDR3 memory can achieve higher frequencies than the slower GDDR which cards like LE and NU are equipped with. An unmodded X800 Pro is a bit slower.
Personally I would look for a 6600GT or 6800GT depending upon price

Basically the 6800 is 15% faster than a 6600GT and a 6800GT is much faster than both of them
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im not upgrading till more c2d sli boards come out. selection is a little to limited right now
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GS is fine... I had a BFG 6800GS 256mb OVerclocked and it was just fine...
Unlocked it to 16 pipes too.
    
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man, do u ppl even read the entire post? its like ur just waiting to through something out there to show everyone how much u know. (SIG SIG SIG) i have a 6800gs. why would i want to spend 120 more?
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man, do u ppl even read the entire post? its like ur just waiting to through something out there to show everyone how much u know. (SIG SIG SIG) i have a 6800gs. why would i want to spend 120 more?
Fair enough last time I help you

Why ask the question if you dont want to know the differences between them, TH prbably do not list the 6800 as it is a crippled card that did not sell very well due to GDDR not GDDR3.
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