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I don't know much about graphics cards, and I know even less about the 7600GT, which hasn't been out for too long... so I was wondering which of these 3 different 7600GT's or the 6800GS is best, for the money:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150132

They are all in the same price range pretty much, so price isn't that much of an issue.

Thanks for any help
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7600GT would beat the 6800GS. Newer tech and higher clock speed with same amount of pipes.
Not bad at all...
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post #3 of 19
There are a few topics on this question, and the answers is always 7600GT.

7600GT > 6800UL > 6800GT,GS > 6800NU
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post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by not2bad
7600GT would beat the 6800GS. Newer tech and higher clock speed with same amount of pipes.
I thought so, but I was wondering why it didn't cost more than the 6800GS, and I was wondering if there was something that you couldn't just see in the numbers that was better about it.

The GPU and the memory clock is higher in both.

Would it be worth the boost that the 7600GT XXX would give for $25 extra, or would the cheaper, $175 be fine?
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Does the 6800 have SM3? Someone here got their 7600GT to 7800 speeds. Not Bad if you ask me.
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post #6 of 19
For higher resolutions, get the 6800gs. For raw power at lower resolutions, get the 7600gt (256bit vs 128bit). The 7600gt is about 10%-15% faster than the 6800gs, and costs about the same.

Edit: Yes the 6800gs, along with all other 6*** series cards support full SM3.
    
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post #7 of 19
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A couple questions:
Which of the 7600GTs in the link I posted would be recommended for its price? Is there much difference to pay an exra $25 for the XXX, or should I just keep my $25 and get the cheaper one?

Also, what exactly is SM3?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TriplePlay
A couple questions:
Which of the 7600GTs in the link I posted would be recommended for its price? Is there much difference to pay an exra $25 for the XXX, or should I just keep my $25 and get the cheaper one?

Also, what exactly is SM3?
Go with the evga 7600GT superclocked (600mhz core clock) as it is evga, has highest clock, and a copper heatsink.
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post #10 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ckp64
Wow, those screenshots they had in that link showed an enourmous difference between SM1 and SM3...

Spiffy.

Quote:
Originally Posted by HardwaterH4ck3r
Go with the evga 7600GT superclocked (600mhz core clock) as it is evga, has highest clock, and a copper heatsink.
But that one is $210 on Newegg...

Would it be a lot better than the $180 evga one, or the XFX ones?

I'm not looking for extreme graphics (obviously or I would get a 7900GTX), but I just want a good card for the money. Which 7600GT would be the best for the money? Because the cheaper XFX one was $175, and the Superclocked evga was $210... $35 more that I could spend towards a cpu heatsink or something...
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