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Steve Schaub
August 15th 05, 01:21 AM
System specs: P4 2.8 with HT (not celeron)
1 Gig PC3200 Ram
Ati 9600Xt 128 AGP
Audigy 2LS soundcard
Seem to get a lot of stuttering playing BF2 on 800X600 res. and was thinking
of going with a GeForce 6600GT. I don't have a lot of money to spend and I
found this card on Newegg for $145.00. Questions I have:

1. Will this card be a decent enough upgrade for 1 year?
2. It's only 128 for memory, does this impact games?(that are out now).
3.Can it be overclocked easy?
4. Aslo saw a GeForce 6800 128MB for $164.00, would this be a better buy?

I realize PCI-E is the future, but don't want to upgrade mobo and processor
for another year. I get my computers as my dad's hand-me-downs, he does a
lot of video editing so vid cards I buy. Saving for a house and gotta stay
in cheap-mid range cards. Used to own a GeForce 4Ti4200, loved that card
when it was new and modern. Thanks

First of One
August 15th 05, 01:40 AM
"Steve Schaub" > wrote in message
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> 1. Will this card be a decent enough upgrade for 1 year?

Depends on what you'll be playing. My 9800Pro is buttery-smooth in BF2 at
1024x768 "high quality". The 6600GT is faster than the 9800Pro.

> 2. It's only 128 for memory, does this impact games?(that are out now).

Nope.

> 3.Can it be overclocked easy?

It's about average. The 6600 core is unique, and the GT version is the top
model.

> 4. Aslo saw a GeForce 6800 128MB for $164.00, would this be a better buy?

Yes it is a better buy. Faster than a 6600GT. With luck it can also be
unlocked to a full 16 pipes, bringing you close to 6800GT performance.

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Steve Schaub
August 15th 05, 03:28 AM
Thanks for the help. I'll be playin BF2, Far Cry, Doom 3 and Riddick. Some
of these I played part way through.


"First of One" > wrote in message
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> "Steve Schaub" > wrote in message
> ...
>> 1. Will this card be a decent enough upgrade for 1 year?
>
> Depends on what you'll be playing. My 9800Pro is buttery-smooth in BF2 at
> 1024x768 "high quality". The 6600GT is faster than the 9800Pro.
>
>> 2. It's only 128 for memory, does this impact games?(that are out now).
>
> Nope.
>
>> 3.Can it be overclocked easy?
>
> It's about average. The 6600 core is unique, and the GT version is the top
> model.
>
>> 4. Aslo saw a GeForce 6800 128MB for $164.00, would this be a better buy?
>
> Yes it is a better buy. Faster than a 6600GT. With luck it can also be
> unlocked to a full 16 pipes, bringing you close to 6800GT performance.
>
> --
> "War is the continuation of politics by other means.
> It can therefore be said that politics is war without
> bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed."
>
>
>