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JU88
02-27-2006, 05:30 AM
OK - I can sell my GBT 6600GT 128mb for 57 and buy a GBT 6800GS 256mb for 125, thats 68 remaining I gotta spend on the difference.
Is this a worthy upgrade? or a waste?
cheers.

Kaleun1961
02-27-2006, 09:29 AM
That is something I'd also like to know, as I'm currently using the 6600GT, 128 MB card as well.

Celeon999
02-27-2006, 09:48 AM
Well, cant say something to that topic im more a ATI fan http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

uncleclive
02-27-2006, 10:39 AM
Hi all - new to silent hunter III and what a game reminds me of the first time I played hidden and dangerous for it's atmosphere - great stuff.

Regarding upgrading to the 6800GS I would hang on and wait for the price of the 7800GT to drop in price. However if you really want a 6800 card the 6800GT is the best.

Also I would'nt bother upgrading to a new computer either until next year when Vista and DX10 arrives.

Kaleun1961
02-27-2006, 10:43 AM
Originally posted by Celeon999:
Well, cant say something to that topic im more a ATI fan http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ATI, a local Canadian company. I drove past their head office on the weekend. I'm still running an old ATI in the family's computer [P4 1.7GHz; Kaleun drives the Athlon 64 3200+], a Radeon 128MB card, forget the number right now.

Celeon999
02-27-2006, 11:04 AM
I love ATI http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

At the moment i have an AGPx8 Radeon 9600XT 128mb but i will buy me a Radeon X850XT 256mb PCI-express soon. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

uncleclive
02-27-2006, 11:05 AM
Just nicely upgraded from an ATI X300 (128MB PCI-E) to the 6600GT (128MB PCI-E) and it's given a massive performance boost. That's not to say that ATI make bad cards some games perform better with ATI cards and others with Nvidia you pay's your money and takes your choice.

You may find this link helpful
http://www.digitlife.com/articles2/digest3d/1205/itogi-video-cd-wxp-pcie.html

uncleclive
02-27-2006, 11:07 AM
mmmmm that link is'nt working try this one....

http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/digest3d/index0512.html

bunkerratt
02-27-2006, 12:25 PM
i have to agree with celeon ..i run ati ..x800xl 256 pcie overclocked http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

JU88
02-27-2006, 01:00 PM
meh, after some research, I learned that the 6800 GS actually out performs the 6800GT - slightly. (It comes closer to the 6800 Ultra)
the 6800GS is bang on par with an X800XL (but is much cheaper) and beats the X1600 cards by a fine margin, the 7800GT is still way too expensive for me.
I will buy the card at work where i get a heafty discount, yet the 7800GT is DOUBLE the price of the 6800GS- which is a superb buy at the moment. So thats a no no.

I think I will go for it, better to sell the 6600GT while its still worth something. In the mean time it will give me a good performace boost, the 6600GT is still decent, but with demanding games like F.E.A.R, its starting to show its limitations.

Plus I can always add that second 6800GS to run in SLI mode which would perform equal to a 7800GTX more or less, in short - the 6800GS is the currently the best bang-for-buck card on the market right now. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
Dont get me wrong AYI are great too, but their cards are too expensive for what they are!

BTW, for those of you who dont know, the 7800GT (not GTX) is about to be discontinued by Nvidia, for reasons unknown! weird, so if you want one you better act now because in 3 months they will have become a rare as rocking horse ****, much like the 6800 GT's and Ultras.

Kingcobra24
02-28-2006, 03:31 PM
Currently using a Pentium 4, self-built this past November.
P4 3.0 GHZ CPU LGA775
@ GB DDR2/533 Mhz System Memory
WD 80 Gb Serial Hard Drive
ATI Radeon X700 Pro Video 256 Mb GDDR3
(Also have an Intel GMA 950 onboard the D945GNT Motherboard as a graphics subsystem)
PCIE16
Teac Floppy
52x Sony CD-ROM
Toshiba CDRW/DVD Combo Drive
Windows XP Home Edition
Lan Support 100 Mbits/Sec

Have had NO TROUBLE WHAT-SO-EVER with Starforce screwing anything up on my system. Both CD drives work perfectly (as well as everything else)...no lags, crashes, freezes, or anything else detrimental. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/typing.gif

MickeyMouse_
02-28-2006, 04:39 PM
I agree, the 6800GS look like a nice buy right now, I hope to buy one soon. But, if you already own a 6600GT I wouldn't bother upgrading unless you have money to burn.

JU88
02-28-2006, 05:26 PM
Originally posted by MickeyMouse_:
I agree, the 6800GS look like a nice buy right now, I hope to buy one soon. But, if you already own a 6600GT I wouldn't bother upgrading unless you have money to burn.

Im gonna do it, 6600GTs are cool, but i want a bit more juice! plus im getting an XFI extreme music, that should free up a ton of rescources off my main cpu, belive it or not, on board sound really drags your systems gaming performance down!

MickeyMouse_
03-01-2006, 09:10 AM
Originally posted by JU88:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MickeyMouse_:
I agree, the 6800GS look like a nice buy right now, I hope to buy one soon. But, if you already own a 6600GT I wouldn't bother upgrading unless you have money to burn.

Im gonna do it, 6600GTs are cool, but i want a bit more juice! plus im getting an XFI extreme music, that should free up a ton of rescources off my main cpu, belive it or not, on board sound really drags your systems gaming performance down! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Then I would buy one of the 7000 series cards instead so you'll see a worthwhile improvement for your time and effort. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

JU88
03-01-2006, 01:28 PM
No point in spending all that money on a 7800GT/X or a x1900, its 50-70% more expensive than the 6800GS, also Windows Vista is coming out this year, and with it, DirectX 10.
So you can kiss goodbye to all your current DX 9 graphics cards, the high end ones simply wont last long enough to make them a worthy investment as Vista will NOT be backward compatible with DX 7,8,&9 The DX 10 cards will quickly take over as pc games adopt DX 10.
At the moment MS are talking about DX 10 'emulating' DX 9 and 8...(shudder)
I know this wont happen over night, but if you think a 7800 GTX (or any current card) is still going to be good for this time next year - think again!
I wont spend that much money on a card if its not even going to last me 2 years!

The 6800GS offers unbeatable performance for the low price tag and will tie me over for the rest of this year. plus i can always add a second for SLI... but i doubt it will be worth doing.

MickeyMouse_
03-01-2006, 03:40 PM
I didn't get XP until it was out for over a year, and I'm sure it'll be the same with Vista. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

JU88
03-01-2006, 04:00 PM
Originally posted by MickeyMouse_:
I didn't get XP until it was out for over a year, and I'm sure it'll be the same with Vista. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I agree, every version of windows (or any software) gets off to a rough start, but once newly released games demand direct X 10, (which will likey begin within the first year of vista, we may have little choice.

irR4tiOn4L
03-02-2006, 04:53 AM
Another great buy is a standard (discontinued now) 6800 Vanilla. Why?

Well, it has the same architecture as a 6800GS, except that the AGP versions could unlock to 16 pipes. It shares the same core as the 6800GT but only DDR2 memory, but has a lot of room for overclocking - mine is at 422/955 up from 325/700, but only 12 pipes unlocked.

At this level with 12 pipes, it performs as well as a 6800GT or 6800GS (GS is only slightly higher clocked). If it had 16 pipes, it would be much better.

Finally, it is very cheap, second hand to be got for little more than a 6600gt, and most can achieve clocks of at least 400/900.


Now, it is true that if you overclock a 6800GT to 422 core its 16 pipes will handily beat a 6800 vanilla, and a 6800GS can overclock to a much crazier 500 something.

But both those cost a lot more, even today. At the price people sell 6800 Vanillas for it is really worth it to buy one and overclock it to match 6800Gt performance.

Keep in mind though, i bought mine a year ago.

Kaleun1961
03-02-2006, 06:47 AM
How do you handle the cooling with an overclocked card?