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Kash Nov 17, 2004, 06:03am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Isn't it just awesome what midrange cards like this are doing? A year ago, I payed nearly $200 for my old 9600 Pro. Now, for roughly $200, you can play Doom3 at a SUPER high resolution and it'll still be playable. (granted, Sander DID use one badass system to benchmark... I'm jealous).

Anyway, the 6-series is, hands down, the best buy for the $240> category. Though, with Valve working with ATi to develop Half-Life 2, it would be interesting to see the 6600GT's benchmarks when new drivers are released in about, oh, I guess no more than 2-3 weeks. Hopefully someone will have this card by then and can give us all the nitty gritty!

Great topic, as usual, Sander! Thanks for the good reading at.... 6am... crap... I'm goin' to sleep!


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Kash

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David Nov 17, 2004, 07:55am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Amazing...
I wasnt expecting the 6600's to perform that well. Im well gutted, ive had my 5900XT for less than 6 months and its just a lemmon compared to what i could have afforded if id waited :(

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Rooin Nov 17, 2004, 12:14pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Amazing... (decisions decisions)
well with seeing this excellent report, I might have to weigh out my Performance vs Cost.

Ive been planning on snaging a Gigabyte 6800GT for ~$400 something off newegg. I might have to look into settling for a 6600 at 1/2 the price.... decisions decisions.


Though, I do imagine I would be better off getting the 6800GT if I do not plan on Building a new PC that supports PCI-E anytime soon. Concidering I just built my last one. Oh well, Im happy with the performance of my PC.

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Col Nov 17, 2004, 12:33pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Nov 17, 2004, 12:35pm EST

 
>> Re: Amazing...
well if you intend to play HL2, the 6600 GT will be fine, according to the benchmark results on Anandtech, it is about as fast as the 6800 on a res of 1024 * 768

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mothow Nov 17, 2004, 01:29pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Amazing...
David Flash the Xt to a 5900 or 5950Ultra .The results will amaze you.Can the card Oc to 5900 or 5950ultra speeds if so flash it and enjoy.

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David Nov 17, 2004, 01:35pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have been consideing that but am gunna wait untill it starts to struggle running games at 1024 x 768. its already got a fair overclock on so im not too bothered yet.

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Curtis Flanagan Nov 18, 2004, 08:46am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Amazing...
so will this card be available in 256mb??
or 256bit

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Supreet Virdi Nov 18, 2004, 09:13am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Amazing...
Well to be frank guys i wasn't expecting 6600GT AGP version to perform that well....however...128-bit interface is kindas**tty..but...if results says 6600GT = good...then prolly i would say the same.

Good overall midbudget card.


Hay..i still love my 9800pro....almost 1 1/2 years old and is a strong competitor for 6600GT....hehehe...atlast Nvidia beated ATI in mid-budget section...phew...may be R5xx would have better answer for it? :D

Sander knows it..right i am ..sander?


Kash Nov 18, 2004, 09:13am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I doubt they will release a 6600GT in 256-bit, because that would be too much of a competitor with the 6800GT. Yes, the 6800GT, not the non-ultra. And they won't release a 6600GT w/ 256mb, because that would be too much of a competitor for the 6800nu. The extra memory will enable it to be as fast as a 6800nu at higher resolutions.

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Kash

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Curtis Flanagan Nov 18, 2004, 11:03am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Amazing...
stupid nividia pfft
many people told me the card wont last long
are they right to say this?

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Kash Nov 18, 2004, 11:16am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Amazing...
Curtis,

For being a $200 card, it'll last long enough. It'll sure as hell last longer than the currently-evenly-price 9800 Pro and the more expensive 9800 variant, the 9800XT. The 6600GT is a truly amazing card, as you can see from the benchmarks, and will definitely hold up for a very, very long time. Almost as long as the 6800nu, until manufacturers start saturating our pixel-pipelines. I don't think that will happen for another 2 years. I'm talking to the point of where something will barely run on a 6800GT. Then, and pretty much ONLY then, will the highly advanced, yet budget priced, 6600GT begin to show it's age. Like I said, it's a 2 year card; invest now.

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Kash

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Curtis Flanagan Nov 18, 2004, 12:04pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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thnx thats all i need to know
and btw i voted for you =)

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adam wilson Nov 20, 2004, 03:54pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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David Nov 20, 2004, 03:59pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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OverclockersUK have got 4-7 days on the XFX and leadteck ones and pre order on the gainward goes like hell, no where else seems to have any dates.

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Kash Nov 21, 2004, 04:31pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Nov 22, 2004, 08:19pm EST

 
>> Re: Amazing...
Thanks for the vote, Curtis! :)

Whoooooo's yer buddy?! This guy, right here!!!

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Kash

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kamakazi Dec 08, 2004, 08:59am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Amazing...
I own a brand new XFX 6600gt agp, and boy do I love it, it was an upgrade from a gexcube 9600xt, and unlike most 6600gt agp cards the xfx comes clocked at the PCI-e speed rather than the default 500/900 it comes at 500/1000, and it was dirt cheap for a retail bought card $320 (australian, $241 us) plus the kewl little blue dog guy seals the deal with me lol. i have oc'd it too the speeds you can see below and i couldnt be happier with this card, I am an nvidia man and always have been, and i can now say we can claim this price catagory

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Richard Lee Jan 25, 2005, 10:45pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so mad...I should have done my research....I just bought a Radeon 9800 PRO. I spent a good week trying to convince my wife to let me get one! I did pay $125 for it though...I guess i can't complain that much...Oh well...After I get my Athlon 2600 (266 FSB) and some ram...maybe i'll have a computer half as powerful as the rest of you guys! Time to build another computer I guess...Have to think up a good one to sneak past the boss!

P.S. I have a question: This may sound stupid, but what is the difference between GeForce 6600 GT 128MB, and GeForce 6600 GT OC 128MB? I see this listen on http://www.pricewatch.com under video cards. Just wondering, since tax returns are comming soon.


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