6800gs vs 7600gs

By disciple ยท 9 replies
Feb 17, 2007
  1. I have a 6800gs agp 256mb which i have to downclock to 325/875 so to not get artifacts. I can get hold of a 7600gs agp ddr3 256mb; would it be worth it so i don't have to keep on using powerstrip?
  2. disciple

    disciple TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    I ran some benchmark tests using 3DMark 03 and these are the results.
    Xpert Vision 7600 Sonic ddr3 = 8350
    XFX 6800gs (350/900) = 9412
    XFX 6800gs (under clocked to avoid artifacts) (326/875) = 8953

    I don't know if the 7600 would perform better in later games; i am going to download 3DMark 06 and see if the results change any.
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Wouldn't it be cheaper to get an aftermarket cooler such as the Zalman VF700Cu? I mean, that would allow you to raise the clocks to your preferred levels innit?
  4. disciple

    disciple TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    The 3DMark 06 benchmark test results are...
    7600gs = 2103
    6800gs (stock) =1969
    6800gs (under clocked) = 1882

    I'll look at the Zalman VF700Cu.

    I am a bit confused now due to the fact that the 7600 scores better in the 06 benchmark; which to me it says that it would be better with later games; any thoughts on the subject.
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    3DMark '06 uses much more complicated effects like complex HDR postprocessing and water shader refraction with HDR, which the 7600 is capable of doing much better than the 6800GS due to it's much better and refined architecture.
  6. disciple

    disciple TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    so the 7600 is the better card?
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    I don't think so. The 7600GS has a 128-bit memory interface, while the 6800GS has a 256-bit interface. And if u get the cooler, you can clock the 6800GS higher, to surpass the 7600GS's performance.
  8. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    I have a 7600GS in my secondary computer, and I will say that I am pretty happy with it. I can play Dark Messiah on High Quality @ 1024X768, and Oblivion the same. The 6800 has less features, and an older gpu, and the 7600 will perform better when the cards are on stock values. You could overclock a 7600 and get better performance than an overclocked 6800.
  9. Exonimus

    Exonimus TS Rookie Posts: 77

    as a happy 7600gs user I agree with cfitzarl. As rage says, you can overclock an 6800 to surpass the 7600's performance. Quite true, but then, most 7600's seem to be quite good overclockers. At least, that's what I've read(I really don't overclock it myself...)

    but better.. well, I think it can handle modern games more easily
  10. disciple

    disciple TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    I did try a few games last night and the 7600 did give better performance ( and the games looked better); i am going to see if i can get the fan today; so i suppose it rides on that. Talk to you later.
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