Two 6600gts or one 6800gs pci-e?

By gamingmage ยท 15 replies
Jan 30, 2006
  1. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    well 2 6600gt's score 6000 on 3dmark 05 while a 6800gs scores 5800, both close so i would take eather, but sli is a little tricky and hard to confugure, also if you do go with the 6800gs you can sli up later, but then there is price the 6600gt is 120 while a 6800gs is 200

    so take your pick

    if you want sli you must have the EXACT MAKE MODEL OF CARD YOU HAVE NOW, that biosstar is a ripoff a normal 6600gt is only 120
  2. gamingmage

    gamingmage TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 64

    It's not really a ripoff I mean look at the bundled mobo. And you don't need exact make model of the card just the same gpu thanks to NVIDIA's new drivers.
  3. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    including the mobo its a good deal, but if it was just for the card than its a ripoff, i didnt know, i thought you needed eact cards, also make shore your psu is up to the task of 2 cards
  4. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 TS Rookie Posts: 356

    With Nvidia you do. If you are talking about ATI's crossfire you don't.
  5. djleyo

    djleyo TS Rookie Posts: 42

    go for it

    go for the 6800 gs man
    its bad to keep old technology go for the new chips in the 6800 gs
    or wait and see if nvidia comes out with a 7600 gs???it could be i saw the 7800 gs article but nvidia says its not producing the 7800gs for pci-e
    so im saving my money
  6. gamingmage

    gamingmage TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 64

    Yea my psu is 460 watt Soly Tech which I think is enough. Also any suggestions for cooling for the 6800gs?
  7. LipsOfVenom

    LipsOfVenom TS Rookie Posts: 160

    just stick to 1 card....SLi and Crossfire sound good in theory, but they don't work at the expected efficiency. if you could, a 6800GT would be good since the GS can't unlock 4 more pipes due to the NV42 architecture

    althought this is $245....
  8. gamingmage

    gamingmage TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 64

    Are you sure? So if you unlock those pipes it will be 20 piplines?
  9. LipsOfVenom

    LipsOfVenom TS Rookie Posts: 160

    oh no, i'm just saying that unlike the ATI radeons where they ship stock with 12 and ppl unlock 4 to reach 16 pipes is not possible on the 6800GS. It is built on a different series which allows on 12 pipes max. THe 6800GT already has 16 pipes and it is not possible to unlock 4 to reach 20, since hte 7800's are also built on newer platforms.
  10. gamingmage

    gamingmage TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 64

    Oh ok. Can you do this for the Radeon 9250? So you're saying I should get the gt? What about the two 6600gts or gs any other details why or why not them?
  11. LipsOfVenom

    LipsOfVenom TS Rookie Posts: 160

    the 9250 has only 4 pipelines and are in 64 or 128 bit so even if pipe unlocking were possible its basically useless. 2 6600GT's would be nice, but you will find that they well become outdated quite quickly. buying a 6800GS opens room for buying another 6800GS later for permitting. As I see it, the 6800GT is about $50 more than the GS, which equals about 10 days of eating out during you could eat frugally for ar while and get a GT....but its all up to you. between the 2 6600GT's and the 6800GS i'd go for the GS since you can buy another model later.
  12. whiternoise

    whiternoise TS Rookie Posts: 67

    Does that mean they're releasing a 7800 series for an AGP motherboard?
  13. gamingmage

    gamingmage TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 64

    Yea they are.
  14. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer TS Rookie Posts: 394

    They already have released the 7800 GS. I can't wait to see what the Nvidia 8800 will be like! (assuming they follow the current naming system). :hotbounce
  15. cyrax

    cyrax TS Rookie Posts: 69

    Without a doubt, the 6800 is the way to go. The two will pull far more current than the 6800.
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