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9600PRO and 6600 which is better?

post #1 of 11
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hi i need some advice on the 2 cards above which is better?
and how much can the 6600 oc to? currently have a 9600PRO with core and mem at 398.25/202.5 without OC-ing it.
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6600 All the way, the 9600PRO dosen't even slightly compare to the 6600.

Well, videocards aren't 100% guaranteed to overclock well or to a certain clock speed. But I assure you that if you have proper cooling, you should be able to get +70MHz on the core and +80MHz on the memory, at LEAST, unless of course you have a bad overclocking card, but not very many (if any) 6600's don't overclock well. The only problem is that you can't quite get to 6600GT speeds, but its ok, the 6600 is still a very good card.
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i would say the 6600 is better. It is extremely overclockable, it has a newer GPU. Running a 128 bit interface with 8 pipelines, it runs a stock 300 mhz core and 500 effective mhz memory. i managed to push my old 6600 to 380/540 without any artifacts at all.
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post #4 of 11
6600 all the way, 9600pro is old technology, 6600 has sm3 i believe as well. =)
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post #5 of 11
6600, definently.
but if you can spare the extra cash, I'd go with a 6600GT. It's only about $50 more, and the extra clock speed is well worth it. Plus, mine was insanely OCable... I got 75 MHz core over stock, and 250MHz memory over stock.
post #6 of 11
Like evryone else says 6600 for sure...NO questions =)
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post #7 of 11
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Thks for all the reply. As u see i m new which affects performance more? the core speed or the mem?
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post #8 of 11
i had an asus 6600 in another rig and it could reach 500/700 stable
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post #9 of 11
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Thks for all the reply. As u see i m new which affects performance more? the core speed or the mem?
For each architecture there must be a balance between the core and the mem frequency,there is no standard ratio across all the boards.

Back to the point, the 6600 is lots better. I'd recomend you the 6600 DDR2 wich boasts more mem bandwith due to higher mem frequency than the usual 6600. It's been noticed that the old 6600 is quite mem bandwith limited, so in this case they chose to boost only the mem freq. I think there's not much of a difference (price wise) between the old 6600 and the 6600 DDR2.
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post #10 of 11
it really depends on what you use it for. Games like counterstrike:source will get lower fps with the 6600 because of the slower core clock, although overall performance and benchmarks will be slightly higher. I would save a little more and go with the new 6800gs which is clocked at 350/1,000 with 12pipes. You can find 'em for around 200, if your gonna upgrade you should UPgrade. 2cents

EDIT: you have agp?
EDIT: WOW 7800gs for agp $300, runs 430/1300 16 pipes, gets 41.6gb/s
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