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Apollo nVidia GeForce 6800 128MB AGP - $134
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...-128TV&cat=VCD

12 pixelpipelines but there is possibility to unlock for a total of 16 and 1 extra shader. High rate of success from reviewers at Newegg.

I was planning to get a eVGA 6600GT 128mb AGP, $119AR from Newegg, but after finding this, I don't know.

Options:

1. Buy the 6800 for $134?

2. Save money and buy the 6600GT, because the 6800 is not worth the extra cash?

3. Save money and wait patiently for the 7600GS AGP (est. price $140-160)?

4. Buy another video card (budget : $160)?

This will be my last AGP video card upgrade.
Thanks.
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The two cards perform fairly closely with them trading victories in various games. I personally out of those two go with the 6800 as some of them can overclock very well and you might be able to unlock it.

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/76...e_2/index.html

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The two cards perform fairly closely with them trading victories in various games. I personally out of those two go with the 6800 as some of them can overclock very well and you might be able to unlock it.

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/76...e_2/index.html

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Yea the Apollo 6800 AGP at Newegg, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814140067, has reviews of many customers saying they successfully unlocked the card to its full potential.

The 7600GS (PCI-E) version isn't looking so great, so I don't know what to expect from the 7600GS AGP or how it will compare to this 6800, might have to pull the trigger on this deal.
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This card is $169 from Newegg and offers some very strong performance. Much better than either of the previously purposed cards.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Custra...82E16814102609

http://www.3davenue.com/1401.html
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That card is supposed to have a very good chance of unlocking to the full 16 pixel pipelines which basically makes it a x800xl. Others have reported some really high overclocks with these cards some as high as 570/570.
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post #6 of 13
Stay away from the 6800 and save up for a GT or GS.
I had the 6800 and does not compare to the GT or GS what so ever.

Save up and get the better one
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post #7 of 13
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Most I want to spend is probably $170, so the 6800GS AGP and 6800GT AGP are out of the picture.

Wow wish I could REP+ you again, Malaziel.
I like that SAPPHIRE Radeon X800GTO especially since it has a 256-bit memory interface and 256MB of memory, and if it can unlock easily, it makes it that much sweeter.

Don't wanna switch away from Nvidia, always liked Nvidia, but maybe this is the card that will switch me back to ATI (remembers 9200SE ).
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Yeah the 9200SE can leave a bitter taste in anyones mouth but ATI has really been on the ball since then with improving their products to a much more tolerable level and their drivers have become shall we say *quite* a bit better. Tell us what you end up getting. I hope your new system rocks. There is nothing quite as nice as loading up a game you had to play at 640x480 with everything on low in slideshow fashion then getting a new card going in and putting all those little sliders to the max.
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Yeah for your budget, that 6800 is a very sweetdeal. If you had the money I would've suggested the GS for $200, but for under $150, get the 6800.
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Originally Posted by wudaddy
Yeah for your budget, that 6800 is a very sweetdeal. If you had the money I would've suggested the GS for $200, but for under $150, get the 6800.
Hmm I might not be getting the x800GTO, because I found this:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=1782292

A PNY GeForce 6800 GS AGP for $187 shipped.

I heard mixed reviews about TigerDirect, so I don't know if I should buy from them.
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