Asus 6600GT (AGP) or 6800XT (AGP)

By Cossack
Jan 30, 2006
  1. Well,

    I'm buying a new video card. Currently I have a Sapphire 9600 128MB, but its fried!

    So, I'm asking, can someone, please, refer to me, with professional help, which is better:

    ASUS N6800XT/TD128, AGPX8, 128MB DDR, 256-Bit (Core/Memory Clock : 300/700 MHz)
    ASUS N6600GT/TD128, AGPX8, 128MB DDR3, 128-Bit (Core/Memory Clock : 500/1.0GHz)

    My System Stats are the following:

    Asus K8N-E Deluxe
    AMD Athlon64 3400+
    Crucial 1GB DDR, 3200 (400Mhz)
    Sapphire 9600 128MB
    WD Caviar 80GB
    Maxtor 40GB

    Thanks Guys!
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    Tough call here I'd say.

    I'd say the 6600GT would be faster at lower screen settings, but if you (like I do) play at 1280x1024 I think the 6800XT would start performing better as it is a 256bit interface.

    Then again, the 6600GT is DDR3 and the 6800XT is only DDR1...

    I think I'd go 6800XT. Final answer. ;)

    p.s., if you have the cash, the 6800GS would be a HUGE upgrade over and above the above mentioned. HUGE.
  3. Cossack

    Cossack TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the help.

    I will probably buy the Asus 6800XT.

    But your second mention was buying the 6800GT, unfortunately, i have no cash for it.

    But thanks for the help, again!

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