What do you think...eVGA agp 6600gt or 6800xt

By Greenmachine ยท 4 replies
Jan 30, 2006
  1. LipsOfVenom

    LipsOfVenom TS Rookie Posts: 160

    I would go for the 6800 since one of the reviews said he unlocked it to 16 pipes?? wowzers, research that and if its true...then take that one
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    The differences in th memory type are not enough to overcome the BIG difference between 128 bit interface and 256bit interface. Go with the 6800gt. and as Venom allready pointed out it is very easy to unlock the other 4 pipelines.
  3. Greenmachine

    Greenmachine TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 149

    That 6800xt only has 8 pipelines. Newegg had an error in the specs for a while stating that it had 12 pipes. So, if you unlock the 4 pipes like you both suggested you would end up with 12 pipes not 16. One of the reviewers said that he unlocked the other 4 pipes to make it 12 pipes total but he had some slight artifacts. On that note there would not be any unlocking for me. I am leary about that 6800xt. Why would it be lower than 6600gt?
  4. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Posts: 390

    that 6800XT is supposed to give out less performance than the 6800 .. the 6800 and 6600GT are pretty equal in performance.. so u do the math

    i kno the 6800.. u can unlock extra pipes.. not sure bout the XT model.. its supposed to be a crippled model of the 6800
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