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Cali3350
08-11-04, 07:40 PM
Hello everyone. I currently have a 9700Pro at stock speeds, and while its still a simply amazing performer, i do think its time to let her rest.
Im debating between a 6800NU or 6800GT (actually the 6600GT aswell if its as good as it looked). Obviously the GT is the better performer, but that $100 extra could turn out to be rather difficult to find....so im not sure what i should do. Is the 6800NU a WORTHY upgrade from my 9700Pro? Its memory scares me a bit, as 128 isnt much anymore. What do you guys think? Thanks!

gigapower
08-11-04, 07:51 PM
Why not spend the money and get the 6800GT? You'll be happy you did.

Pandora's Box
08-11-04, 07:53 PM
im willing to bet the 6600 GT will perform slower than the 9700 pro. 128bit memory interface while the 9700 pro has 256.

anzak
08-11-04, 08:23 PM
Obviously the GT is the better performer, but that $100 extra could turn out to be rather difficult to find

Why not spend the money and get the 6800GT? You'll be happy you did.

:rolleyes:

The 6800 would be a huge upgrade from your 9700, doubling your performance in Doom 3. The only downside is 128mb of memory. If you plan on playing a 1600x1200 then wait for the 256mb version which should be available soon.

Severian126
08-11-04, 08:55 PM
im willing to bet the 6600 GT will perform slower than the 9700 pro. 128bit memory interface while the 9700 pro has 256.

........................You have got to be kidding. The 9700 Pro is about 2 years old and has only 128 MB of memory. I know, I had it before. :) The 9700 Pro is waaaaay slower than the GT; however, it did give me less problems than my 6800 Ultra with some games, especially older ones. Oh well.

ChrisRay
08-11-04, 08:56 PM
im willing to bet the 6600 GT will perform slower than the 9700 pro. 128bit memory interface while the 9700 pro has 256.



Doubt it. 9700 Pro has almost half the fill rate, and 6600 only has 3 gigs less of bandwith.

MUYA
08-12-04, 12:53 AM
i went from a 9700pro to 6800 Ultra :D ya it was worth the wait! :D

biggib
08-12-04, 02:54 AM
Just posted this over in the: Who made the switch discussion? and I believe it whole-heartedly!

Went from ATI 8500 to ATI 9700pro, but just put in my evga 6800GT tonight! Wife had to come into the romm to check on me from all of my moaning. Guess she thought I had some good pr0n.

So far I have tested Doom3, Farcry, and City of Heroes...OMG, I'm now an official nVidiot...

For those of you on the fence...GET ONE NOW!

Thanks to the people around here I made the switch and I'm so glad that I did.

Biggib