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Is this a good card? 6800XT

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Here is a link to it. I currently run a 6600GT and was wondering if this will be a good upgrade for the price (134 plus shipping). If you know of a better deal on a comparable or better card for the same or lower price please tell me. I beleive I will buy this tonight and a zalman 9500 to cool my 4400. I am trying to stay under 200 total.
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You have a PCI-E board (not AGP) so I doubt the 6800XT will unlock as newer PCI-E versions don't unlock like older AGP versions. Trust me, I tried one

However, the card you pointed out has GDDR3 memory (just like the 6600GT) so the difference resides in the fact that the 6800XT has a 256 bit memory interface which will allow it to dominate the 6600GT that has a 128 bit memory interface.

If the 6800XT had DDR memory then I would tell you to forget it because it wouldn't unlock (being a PCI-E card) and thus your 6600GT would be better.
But in your case, where the XFX 6800XT has GDDR3 memory (allowing much higher memory clocks (1000MHz)) I would say go for it.
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The difference is small, but still an improvement. If I were you, I would stick with my 6600gt and save up for a 7xxx series.
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the new G80 cards are out in june I would hold on ocos all the prices will drop after that
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definetely stay with your 6600GT and save up for a 7xxx card like stated before, the 6xxx cards are not really enough for the new generation games that are coming and are already out. Ultimately that would be the wisest decision, and you will be very happy when u see what you get with the 7 serious nvidia cards.
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Thanks for the responses. I think I may buy some better ram and the zalman and wait on the card. My 6600gt works great right now but I sure would like to buy something better soon before my card is too outdated to sell at a resonable price.
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