View Full Version : 6800 or 6800GT, Is there a big difference?

07-09-04, 09:29 PM
I am out of the loop at the moment and I am thinking about getting one of the listed cards but can you guys please answer some questions for me. How do these cards compare? Which one would be the a better buy? I can get the GTfor $260 or the 6800 for $160 because of my younger bro and want to take advantage of it. BTW anyone who has the cards run into a problems with a PSU at or under 350 Watts?

Thanks, :)

07-09-04, 09:34 PM
12 pipes v/s 16 pipes m8... the GT imo is a better deal coz I think pretty much everyone has been able to achieve ULTRA speeds with it...

07-09-04, 09:45 PM
I am not a ocer' at all. Is there a difference in games?

07-09-04, 09:51 PM
The 6800GT honestly is a lot faster. While the 6800 is about 15-30% faster than say a 9800XT, the 6800GT is like 2 times+ faster depending on the game. But if you don't have the cash for the GT the standard model is great too.

The 6800 is a good upgrade from a geforce4 or earlier card
The 6800GT is a good upgrade from a 9700PRO/GeForce FX or later card

07-09-04, 09:51 PM
more pipes == more goodness effectively... in games you will be able to get better frame-rates and play @ higher resolutions or LOD (or both) per your liking...

i would personally LOVE to get an nv40 GT for under $ 300 bucks :)

consider yourself lucky...

07-09-04, 10:02 PM
indeed, more pipes equals more stonage, ...I mean, faster. :)

GT would be an AWSOME buy at under 300.

07-09-04, 10:38 PM
256MB > 128MB in my opinion. That seals the deal I think. I think newer games will start really using it, too.

07-09-04, 10:48 PM
I agree with Steeda. settle for no less than 256mb card

07-10-04, 12:03 AM
256MB make a lot of difference in 1600x1200 with AA AF.
And with extra 4 pipes at higher clock, the GT simply worth the extra $100.

07-10-04, 03:44 AM
if you dont care the price too much, i highly recommend you a 6800GT.

07-10-04, 03:59 AM
The GT is way faster, its 325x12/700Mhz vs 350x16/1000Mhz. I'd definitely go for the 6800GT if the money was available.