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My 6600GT got stepped on so I'm in the market for a new graphics card.

So here's the two cards.

6800GS:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...482&CatId=1560

6800XT:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...06&CatId=1560=

They both have 256mb and a 256 bit memory buss utilizing GDDR3. The 6800XT has a memory BW of 22.4GB/s while the 6800GS has 32GB/s. Is this the only difference? It's $230 vs. $180 and I doubt the extra 10GB/s is worth an exra $50.

Are there any other advantages that one card holds over the other that I don't know about? Because I'm going to do a LOT of shopping around before I buy. Also, what ATI card is comparable to these two? Because right now price will probably be the final deciding factor...


Edit:
Ok, so it's up to the X800GTO2 vs. the 6800GS. Read further (post #6) for more info...
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The GTO and GTO2 are comparable ATI cards and the 256bit X1600XT will also be comparable when it comes out.
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Read my next post...
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The clock speeds on the GS are higher not to mention more pipelines and isn't the XT 128mb?
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I'm pretty sure the 6800GS would kill the 6800XT, worth that extra 50. 4 more pipes and the clock for the 6800GS is way higher.
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Ok, so that throws out the 6800XT. I guess it leaves it up to the 6800GS vs. the X800GTO2...

There's XFX 6800GS for $205:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150118

And eVGA 6800GS for $205:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130258

And Gigabyte 6800GS for $199:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125218

GTO2:

Newegg has it for $219 here:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102634

And here for $208:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102645

And here for $211:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102646

What's the difference?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by OJX
The clock speeds on the GS are higher not to mention more pipelines and isn't the XT 128mb?
If youre talking about the X1600XT its either 128MB or 256MB. But the current X1600 has a 128bit bus and isnt that good but theyre adding a 256bit bus to the new cards which should make it alot faster.
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post #8 of 16
a vote here for GS
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GS wins my vote
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Quote:
Originally Posted by J3r3my
If youre talking about the X1600XT its either 128MB or 256MB. But the current X1600 has a 128bit bus and isnt that good but theyre adding a 256bit bus to the new cards which should make it alot faster.
I think its more like the X1600 core is just weak (not saying its bad). Of course adding a 256-bit bus will help, but it wont help the cores raw power enough.
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