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Hey,

I am at the point of buying a new GFX-card. I have chosen the 6600GT for the deal, so here's my question:
Is there a notable difference between an 6600 GT 500/900 and it's equavalent on 500/1000? (As 500/900 means the Core/Memory speed)
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I doubt very much it would even be noticeable in games. You'd get slightly higher benchmarks though.
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Yes, I run the memory on my card at 1.19 GHz and when I bumped it down to 1.18 GHz I went from an average of 50 fps to around 20-25 fps and BF2 was almost unplayable at times with my setings.
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Hey,

I am at the point of buying a new GFX-card. I have chosen the 6600GT for the deal, so here's my question:
Is there a notable difference between an 6600 GT 500/900 and it's equavalent on 500/1000? (As 500/900 means the Core/Memory speed)
I don't think that the difference will be that noticable as already stated. Have you looked into getting a 6800gs? I switched from the 9600 Xtasy card to the 6800 gs and the difference is huge. I was also able to unlock all the extra pipes and that gave me added benchmarks.Try saving up a few more dollars and get a better card when you can.
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Originally Posted by AMD-rules
Hey,

I am at the point of buying a new GFX-card. I have chosen the 6600GT for the deal, so here's my question:
Is there a notable difference between an 6600 GT 500/900 and it's equavalent on 500/1000? (As 500/900 means the Core/Memory speed)
Most likely will end up depending on the actual memory IC's in use as to how much further they can be pushed.

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I have run tests on my 128MB 6600 GT and the memory clocks make more of a differance than the core clocks. If I run my card stock I have to run BF2 at all medium settings with no AA. If I oc the memory I can run evrything on high and 2x AA. I personally have the card and I know what it is capable of. The memory clocks make a lot of differance. If it is the 256MB card with GDDR2 memory it may not mean as much to oc the memory.
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I have run tests on my 128MB 6600 GT and the memory clocks make more of a differance than the core clocks. If I run my card stock I have to run BF2 at all medium settings with no AA. If I oc the memory I can run evrything on high and 2x AA. I personally have the card and I know what it is capable of. The memory clocks make a lot of differance. If it is the 256MB card with GDDR2 memory it may not mean as much to oc the memory.
It's the 128mb GDDR3 card.
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If it is you will see a differance. My card is stock at 500/1120 and I have it running at 555/1190. Before I got bumped from the top 30 graphics list by all of the 7800's I had a higher total score than a 6800le and all but 1 6600GT. I could have submitted higher AM3 scores but I knew that there was artifacts and I didn't want to submit scores for a nonstable card. I think I can run my card at 570/1200 without artifacts but it runs too hot.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sleepy127
Yes, I run the memory on my card at 1.19 GHz and when I bumped it down to 1.18 GHz I went from an average of 50 fps to around 20-25 fps and BF2 was almost unplayable at times with my setings.
Let me get this straight. You dropped .01 GHz .01 X 1000 = 10MHz. You dropped 10MHz on the memory and lost over 50% of your framerate?

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post #10 of 10
I guess that is the sweetspot.
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