View Full Version : 6800GT on its way!

06-13-04, 10:42 AM
Just ordered a 6800 GT from
I would have held out for the ultra but I needed some more ram as well, and I just sold my 9800XT for $360 so a $100 upgrade in video isnt too bad on the wallet. Does anyone have the GT? I saw reviews for the 6800NU and Ultra. Can I expect this to be better than my 9800 in pretty much all aspects? I have had 3 ATI's over the past few years and just now my 9700 on my 2nd rig is starting to feel laggy on games like far cry. Gettin' excited!!! :clap:

06-13-04, 10:46 AM
erm yes better than any of the last generation 3d chipsets definately. NV40 is a 4 quad processing GPU, 2 more than the R9800XT :D

Enjoy man!

I havea 9700 Pro. I refused to play Far Cry on it because at 1024 by 768 with 4X AA and 8X AF with all in g ame visuals turned on...my 9700pro just couldn't handle it. So far cry is on my HDD just not played. quirky I know but, the game is a visual feast, and I only want to play it the way it was meant to be played! Full glory with 4X AA and 8X AF :p

06-13-04, 10:48 AM
Rockin. Would the 6800 GT be CPU limited on my 2500+M at 2.7Ghz?

06-13-04, 10:50 AM
2.7GHz??? that is a healthy overclock...but I dunno dude...I still think it might be in some games...but anyways you can push it the GT to max levels now ;)

06-13-04, 10:51 AM
Rockin. Would the 6800 GT be CPU limited on my 2500+M at 2.7Ghz?

From what I've heard, I believe that would depend on what resolution, other visual options you want to play your games at.

06-13-04, 10:56 AM
I was about to order it, but then I realized that it probably isn't in stock and it is a Sunday so can't call them to find out... I'm going to be out of town all week so I just placed an order for the eVGA 6800 Ultra, as the expected ship date for sure is now 6/15 across the net :) I hope it's not too loud for real though... My X800 Pro was so quiet I couldn't even tell that the fan died when it did... And yeah, i know that it was working in the first place :(

06-13-04, 11:55 AM
Yea, 2700 is a descent OC, but it took alot of tweaking to get. One of the reasons I ordered the GT was so I could get more ram and keep the tight memory timings. I currently run 2-2-2-8 and am ordering a gig of 2-2-2-5 which hopefully will run with the high FSB. In any case I hope it plays well in that system, the 9700pro has been taking a beating. I have heatsinks on the memory that get very hot to touch.

06-13-04, 12:12 PM
Rockin. Would the 6800 GT be CPU limited on my 2500+M at 2.7Ghz?

I Just ordered a Mobile 2500 for the same reason... I want to get a GT, and OCing a Mobile 2500+ is probably the best shot at not limiting the GPU as badly, without buying a new motherboard / AMD 64 CPU. (Even the top end CPU's are running into CPU bound issues on the top end cards on some games).

You realize, you effectively have an Athlon 3600+ or so, right? 32-bit version, but still should be putting you slightly above a P4 3.4GHz Northwood.

EDIT: Actually if you use the formula: ((Clockspeed x 2) - 1200), you have an Athlon 4200+ for the rating. But I think that formula is flawed.

EDIT 2: This formula seems a little more accurate (Supposed to be for Barton's): (((Clockspeed x 3) / 2) -100)... which would mean you have an Athlon 3950+ for the rating.

What CPU cooler are you running?
I was only going to OC to 2.5 GHz, but may push it to the 2.7 GHz if it stays cool enough with the Cooler Master Jet 7, that I also ordered.