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GeForce 6600GT or Radeon 9800 Pro

By kevin376
Dec 26, 2004
  1. Ea$Y

    Ea$Y TS Rookie Posts: 73

    Hey olefart - long time no see.
    I was thinking about using the ati omega drivers?
    Have u ever used them?
     
  2. dgower2

    dgower2 TS Maniac Posts: 340

    Comp Usa???

    Kevin,

    If you're still reading this, are you trying to waste your money? Comp USA is probably the most expensive place to buy computer parts. It's absolutely guaranteed that you can find the cards much cheaper online. Try www.newegg.com.
     
  3. TempleDwarf

    TempleDwarf TS Rookie

    DUDE!!! The Geforce is much better. First of all, it is PCI-Express. The Radeon is only AGP 4x...which sucks. BUT you also have to make sure you have a PCI-E slot in your motherboard. If you don't have one...then don't go for the Radeon because its only 4x...get an AGP 8x at least.

    Edit: Oh nvm I didn't read down to the second line that is a AGP 8x card lol well thats ok but the geforce should still be better...
     
  4. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,427

    Hey Easy. Yeah, I've used them several times with no problems. I guess I've tried about every modded driver for ATi and nVidia, and for the most part had no problems. But in all honesty, I don't see much difference in them and the regular drivers.
     
  5. BringinHeat

    BringinHeat TS Rookie Posts: 171

    Go with the 6600 GT it will last you longer as more games are coming out that need more juice. As for DOOM 3, 6600 GT will beat 9800 Pro pretty soundly as the DOOM 3 engine is really tuned up for the Nvidia 6 series of cards. I would spend the extra money and get a 6600 GT though i previously had a 9800 pro card and i never had any issues with it (omega driver) i just recently upgraded to NVidia. here is a link of benchmarks for you:

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/2004-27gpu2_3.html

    By the way the 6600 GT is capable of handling the unreal 3 engine as well according to the notes from the GDC 2005 and games with this engine will be coming out in Q1 2006. :wave:
     
  6. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    K you need to learn something. . . 40-50 FPS is NOT a slideshow. 1-10 fps is a slideshow. 11-20 is bad, 21-35 is medium and 35+ is pretty good. . .
     
  7. Bender99

    Bender99 TS Rookie Posts: 24

    I'd go with the 6600 gt even though every vid card I've owned has been ATI. The 6600 gt has pixel shader 3.0 support and would be more future proof.
     
  8. Rolly

    Rolly TS Rookie Posts: 20

    MetalX-"K you need to learn something. . . 40-50 FPS is NOT a slideshow. 1-10 fps is a slideshow. 11-20 is bad, 21-35 is medium and 35+ is pretty good. . ."


    ROFL... Have you EVER played a video game with graphics before? You noticed the 3 in Doom3, right? If you can run doom3 at 35 frames per second, and still enjoy whats going on, you have some serious mental lag. So I suggest this, MetalX, you need to learn something... Dukenukem 3d no longer sets the standards for video gaming, 50-60 frames per second is what the average gamer is content to run, (depending on the game of course), letalone being happy with 35 frames per second.

    Please, take a look at benchmarks, and read reviews on products before you offer your advice this forum again?
     
  9. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    I don't play First Person Shooters so i dont really notice it like that. . . so thats how it is to me. Even if i wanted to play FPS games, im 13 and my mom wouldnt let me. Ok, Ok so maybe im the one who needed to learn. . .
     
  10. Dafriz

    Dafriz TS Rookie Posts: 25

    dont bring up old threads

    its been a while since i came back on these boards but ive been busy with my real life and such but for all of u guys that dont know how to look at threads started on forums

    .. dont bring up old threads that were answered a year ago

    lol i alrdy have an updated card on one of my comps now lol and it is a 6600 gt that runs doom3 on high great and almost every other game i own

    currently im getting my new parts in which all should be in within the next couple of weeks where ill have a comp running on an x2 3800 athlon with 1 gig of ddr400 and the new ati 1800xt 512... that way ill finally be able to see doom in its ultra form :)
     
  11. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer TS Rookie Posts: 464

    I have a 6600GT, and vote for it! It rules!
     
     
  12. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    **AHEM** X1900XTX **AHEM**
     
  13. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer TS Rookie Posts: 464

    Or the 7800GTX 512MB edition.
     
  14. mobilesuite2000

    mobilesuite2000 TS Rookie

    reply to question

    choose the 660gt. I own an Oc version of the 6600gt and my friend has a 9800 pro in his computer. my card doubles his at least, and the pixel shader 3.0 is a big improvement over 2.0 if you are going to run new games like fear or quake 4
     
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