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Not the PCI-E version (diff cores)
ya for unlockability, but the differences are the same. correct?
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post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by pbasil1
ya for unlockability, but the differences are the same. correct?
well you got the pipes right... The GS has higher clocks (PCI-E) 12 Pipes And uses a different core thus prohibiting unlocking . The GS (AGP) has 12 pipes and lower clocks and the same core as a GT so it can unlock (though not 100 percent of the time).
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oh ok, thanks for clearin that up... i usually am only lookin at agp cards and what not because i have an agp slot myself, so i havent looked much into pci-e yet, but im tryin to learn as much as possible, thanks man!
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post #14 of 21
yes but when the GS is overclocked like it loves to do it does better then a stcok GT, But of course the GT can be overclocked as well lol but in any case for the price it has close to GT performance for under 200 beans.

EDIT: In this review the GS score roughly the same as the GT.
http://www.beyond3d.com/previews/nvidia/68gs/
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post #15 of 21
Yup, if you HAVE to stay below $150, get the 6600GT, but I'd splurge and get the 6800GS. It OCs like no one's business.
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Is the stock fan sufficient cooling for OCing or will an aftermarket one be needed?
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stock will be ok but if you want a better overclock get aftermarket. But the stock cooler should work fine
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post #18 of 21
Get the 6600GT they overclock great, and dosen't need a cooling upgrade, I have one, never had a problem, and have put three other ones in friends computers with the same results.
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post #19 of 21
and also, dsome guy said early that the gs could be unlocked to over gt speed...not true, half the time the extyra piplines are dead and you cant unlock them and it they are you can barely get too/past the gts speedin actual preformance, and the gt overclocks like a beast... -trey
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post #20 of 21
^^Uhh... that doesn't matter, since we're talking about the PCIe version, which has no pipes to unlock.
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