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Pantherman
09-11-04, 06:21 PM
With the release of the GeForce 6600 GT in the next few weeks, it's Nvidia may have to either lower the price of the 6800 nu or discontinue it completely, The 6600 GT will be priced at $199 while the 6800 nu is still at $299. Since the 6600 GT performs on par with the 6800 nu in most benchmarks, there's no reason to buy a 6800 nu anymore.

Rollo
09-11-04, 06:41 PM
With the release of the GeForce 6600 GT in the next few weeks, it's Nvidia may have to either lower the price of the 6800 nu or discontinue it completely, The 6600 GT will be priced at $199 while the 6800 nu is still at $299. Since the 6600 GT performs on par with the 6800 nu in most benchmarks, there's no reason to buy a 6800 nu anymore.

The 6800NU has it's place.

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/nvidia_geforce_6600_gt/page12.asp (6800NU owns 6600GT at 4X AA Far Cry)

I wouldn't call 59 vs 86, or 38 vs 57, "on par"?

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/nvidia_geforce_6600_gt/page15.asp

The two highest Settings of Doom3 favor the 6800NU as well:49 vs 61, and 34 vs 43?

The 6800NU will always be better at 12X10 4X8X and some people will pay more to be able to play better at this setting.

The 6600GT is a good card, but I'd rather have a 6800NU.

sabrewulf165
09-11-04, 07:33 PM
Roll makes a good point, saving me the embarassment of putting my foot in my mouth :D

bosox188
09-11-04, 07:53 PM
I think the 6800NU's 256-bit memory and 12 pipes over the 6600GT's 128-bit memory and 8 pipes are better. The 6600GT's core is clocked higher, and the memory is 300mhz higher but at only 128-bit not as good as the NU's.

mustrum
09-12-04, 03:43 AM
I don't think a 128bit 8 piped card will ever push out a 12 piped 256bit monster.
It ight be faster in some cases but as soon AA and AF kick in the 6600GT will loose by far. Mhz are not everything.
IMO the 6800NU is the real advantage nvidia has over ATI right now. It's standing alone there. ATI has nothing to compete with. The x800 PRO is faster but it's a lot more expensive. The x700 will be nice but i doubt that they'll be able to beat a 6800NU.
6800NUs are great cards for their money IMO.

Dazz
09-12-04, 07:06 AM
The price diffrence from a 6800NU and a 6600GT is minamal so i would rather pick up a 6800.

Stoneyguy
09-12-04, 07:37 AM
I agree with Mustrum. I think Nvidia has really set itself up nicely. Each price/performance step seems to be about equal between the 6600GT, the 6800NU, and the 6800 GT. Each 100 dollars you want to kick in will give you about the same performance boost. The only one that isn't very price/performance minded is the 6800 Ultra and that's to be expected when talking about the most powerful card on the market.

Nandro
09-12-04, 10:10 AM
I thought the 6600GT was going for $250? $200 is an awsome price point for that card. Consumers will benefit big time as the last gen cards have to plummet in price. I cant imagine a 5950U going for $150 or so....sweet, or a 9800XT for $150... awsome!

Jethro
09-12-04, 02:05 PM
Being a 5900 owner and appalled by new vid card prices the 6600GT is becoming very appealing to me! This thing has 75% of a 6800GT's shader power and that seems to be what really taxes my card now. This thing munches the ol 5900 and generally performs pretty darn good in dx9 titles! On par with x800pro in doom3? thats pretty kewl stuff.

The fact that it does show some nice numbers in today's games for $200 bucks is making it a tempting card indeed. Im curious what 256mb would do for it.

This could be the card to get if your just wanting some Dx9 performance now without spending a fat wad while still having the option to add another later viA SLI.

Very tempting indeed.

mrdak
09-12-04, 03:21 PM
Not even an itty bitty teeeny weeenie it'sy bit'sy chance will the 6600 come close...AT All...and as for the 200.00 bucks.....I say spend it on a used 6800 or an ATI 9800XT used,,of course.

good luck.............. ;-)

ChrisRay
09-12-04, 04:48 PM
I agree with Mustrum. I think Nvidia has really set itself up nicely. Each price/performance step seems to be about equal between the 6600GT, the 6800NU, and the 6800 GT. Each 100 dollars you want to kick in will give you about the same performance boost. The only one that isn't very price/performance minded is the 6800 Ultra and that's to be expected when talking about the most powerful card on the market.



Well I do agree that Nvidia has set the price/performance ratio for this generation. A Commodity ATI had last generation that they dont this one.

Jethro
09-12-04, 09:16 PM
In all the latest games this card is certainly an upgrade for 5900/9800 users. Dx9 games @ 1280x1024 with 2x AA looks to be quite viable. Id be perfectly happy with that myself.

http://www.gamespot.com/features/6106675/p-2.html

rohit
09-13-04, 12:57 AM
cant answer that correctly now,
since its AGP variant specs are unknown.
Rite now we hav seen the AGP Nv40(vnilla) vs the Pci ex Nv43(gt)
n pcie has a better transfer bandwidthto agp.
also nv will modify the chip by puttin a agp to pcie bus thing. So performance will b further affected(not much though)
Hense...

Subtestube
09-13-04, 01:20 AM
PCIe will have little to no impact on performance. Very VERY few apps (Doom 3... maybe a couple others) are even remotely bus limited.

Jethro
09-13-04, 06:11 AM
THe tech report has it coming pretty darn close to the 6800.

http://www.techreport.com/reviews/2004q3/geforce-6600gt/index.x?pg=1

BYUNews
09-13-04, 06:25 AM
The 6600GT performs impressively well, especially in Halo and UT2004 but in other games like CS: Source, Far Cry and Doom 3, the 6800NU maintains a healthy lead at every setting. However, this doesn't stop it from being an great card for the lower price. nVidia has balanced their line well (unlike another major competitor we know ...).

Jethro
09-13-04, 11:48 AM
Its a very interesting card. Not the fastest but yet it does have some decent power in a 1 slot cool/quiet running package ta boot. Certainly would make upgrading to a PCIe mobo/cpu package alot easier to swallow while not choking it to bad either.



Now we just need VIA or Nvidia to release a PCIe board for AMD!

Jethro
09-13-04, 12:34 PM
xtreme overclocked 6600GT http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/geforce6600gt-oc_4.html