Geforce 6600, 6600gt or radeon 9800 pro?

By mrtruesdale
Jul 27, 2005
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  1. I'm trying to decide on a graphics card for my system. I've got an AMD Athlon 64bit 3200 processor and my choice of cards are the geforce 6600 with 256mb, the 6600gt with 128mb or the ati radeon 9800 pro with 128.
    Any recommendations?
  2. springy101

    springy101 Newcomer, in training Posts: 28

    you should defenitely go with the 6600gt. just make sure you power supply is at least 350 watts.
  3. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    For agp or pci-e? For agp, the 9800pro is only about $130-140 IIRC, and the 6600gt is about $150-160, both are good cards. Some agp 6600gts have a 900mhz memory clock, look for 1000mhz if you can, if it isn't much more $. Also look for a reputable brand.
  4. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,763

  5. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TechSpot Maniac Posts: 378

    I would go with the 6600gt just cuz its faster memory clocks
  6. gorge544

    gorge544 Newcomer, in training

    Save your money go for a better computer.
  7. Armobro1918

    Armobro1918 Newcomer, in training

    GO FOR AN ATI RADEON 9800 PRO!!!

    TRUST ME, you won't regret it, its sooo much better. You will never go wrong with ATI!!!! I dont trust Nvidia but its still a good company, so get an ATI 100%

    TRUST ME, I run a 6 GB game, (Flight Simulator 2004 with a whole lot of add ons) and it is smooth, crisp, and clear IF youknow how to set it up
  8. props

    props Newcomer, in training

    Hey Armobro1918,
    I have two FS9 installations. One is 12.3GB and one is just under 5GB. How does your ATI card work with reflections turned on? I have heard that they don't do well with reflections is why I ask. Also, what do you mean by having the card set up correctly? I'd try an ATI card for sure if it runs FS9 ok. I'm looking at cards now, don't know crap about ATI cards so don't know what I'm looking at. I've used Nvidia cards forever.

    Cheers,

    Props
  9. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TechSpot Maniac Posts: 378

    I can't stand people who say "Ati is better than Nvidia" or "Nvidia is better than Ati" ITS SO WRONG! Ati is great at AF and Nvidia is great at Anti-Aliasing. Both make great budget mid range and high end cards! Right now the fastest card is the 7800gtx, but I am sure Ati will make a faster one. So please don't say one is better than the other. I have owned plenty of both and loved them all. I like Nvidia just as much as I like Ati. They both have their strong and weak points.
  10. gorge544

    gorge544 Newcomer, in training

    Ati's crossfire might do very well, as so I have read.
  11. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TechSpot Maniac Posts: 378

    Ati has some great software, yet it may be a bit much just for a graphics card but oh well. Nvidia has some very nice simple software like coolbits. its alot better than Ati's overclocking tool.
     
  12. gorge544

    gorge544 Newcomer, in training

    Whatever, Taco Bell has good food.
  13. C_Conqueror

    C_Conqueror Newcomer, in training Posts: 217

    I was going to get a 6600 GT but then I just wanted to make sure I was doing the right thing so ask the guys here and they said that I should go with a gforce 9800 so I am going to spend a little extra cash on one of those.
  14. Haretto

    Haretto Newcomer, in training Posts: 16

    gforce 9800?
  15. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TechSpot Maniac Posts: 378

    all I have to say about that is "wow"
  16. ChineseTechie

    ChineseTechie Newcomer, in training Posts: 104

    I think he meant GeForce 6800 :stickout:
  17. ChineseTechie

    ChineseTechie Newcomer, in training Posts: 104

    Dog food has more nutritional value than anything in Taco Bell in my humble but accurate opinion. puke:

    cT
  18. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TechSpot Maniac Posts: 378

    you are insane! Taco Bell is amazing! (off subject)
  19. ChineseTechie

    ChineseTechie Newcomer, in training Posts: 104

    ok..... -________-"

    puke: :eek:
  20. C_Conqueror

    C_Conqueror Newcomer, in training Posts: 217

    Go taco johns
  21. gorge544

    gorge544 Newcomer, in training

    Taco Bell has the best food.
  22. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TechSpot Maniac Posts: 378

    Taco Bell.... where you can get 5 lbs of the best fast food ever for $4, It came from heaven!
  23. monksresolve

    monksresolve Newcomer, in training


    In all fairness, dog food is specifically engineered to give a dog all the nutrients it needs therefore invalidating your insult of taco bell on said basis :bounce:

    But yea, its disgusting.
  24. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TechSpot Maniac Posts: 378

    My final statement on this matter is this "Taco Bell has the best fast food ever made by mortal people"
  25. ChineseTechie

    ChineseTechie Newcomer, in training Posts: 104

    This is exactly what I mean. Even when dog food is engineered to provide dogs with nutrients, when human eat it, they can still get more nutrients than Taco Bell. And thanks monksresolve for your support!! :grinthumb

    :knock: cT :knock:
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