View Full Version : 6800LE vs 6600GT

10-11-04, 11:30 AM
Hi everybody!

I want to substitute my "idol" graphic card, Gainward Ti 4200.
I want to buy a graphic card <250 euros. My choice is between 6800le and 6600Gt. Which is better in performance? And all 6800le are moddable without problems to 12/16 pipelines and 6 vertex with rivatuner 15.2?

Finally if I'll buy a 6800le which is better? Gainward, Msi, Or Point of View?

Thanks, and sorry for bad english.

10-11-04, 05:19 PM
You probably won't be able to get a 6600GT - I imagine your system uses AGP if you're replacing an old card. But, to answer other questions:

"Which is better in performance?"
At standard specs, almost definitely the 6600GT. (When compared to an LE, not a NU)
"And all 6800le are moddable without problems to 12/16 pipelines and 6 vertex with rivatuner 15.2?"
Not all, but most. I've seen a couple that went to 8x1, 6vp, and a couple that went the other way to 16x1 4vp. It's just luck really.

Dunno which LE is the best.

10-11-04, 05:41 PM
Id go for the 6800le and soft mod it with rivatuner, if your lucky you can enable pipes so its equal to a 6800nu, and those cards ait bad, got one my self from poit of view and all pipes are enabled and the OC is great too

10-11-04, 05:46 PM
Mmm - I agree with EciDemon, really. The chances of getting a card that doesn't softmod is VERY slim with the LEs that are out there at the mo - and then you'll have an NU. Just be aware that there are no guarantees.

10-11-04, 07:47 PM
First off, 6800 LE has a 256 Bit memory interface which so much helps u in bandwidth limited situations..especially wrt to MSAA!!!

10-11-04, 08:35 PM
I would have to agree with MUYA. 256bit memory bus would give it a nice advantage plus the good chance of a softmod to regular 6800 speeds seals the deal.