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ajac
10-19-04, 03:11 AM
AHhh when will this card be released? I must have it!! My AMD 64 system is being slowed down by my 5600 ultra need something that can keep up! I know I Know 6800 but I dont wnana spend 300-400 bucks ... only wnna spend about 200 or so :P

Anthony

rohit
10-19-04, 03:25 AM
No clue wen will the AGP 6600GT/nu be out.
Till now ive seen ony one 6600GT agp8x card by Inno3d.
Here's the link to that discussion.
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=38683

The card loox good, but really no idea wen will it release.
Even my bro reqs. one. so really lookin forward for this card.

Superman07
10-28-04, 11:09 AM
I saw that link myself. Likewise, I'm not trying to beat a dead horse, but does anybody know if there will be any 256mb versions (agp) release? I don't want to jump on the 128mb 6600gt bandwagon if 256 is coming along.

I suppose I shouldn't complain too much. Either one will be a drastic upgrade from my GeForce 3 Ti500.

DMA
10-28-04, 11:30 AM
"Few weeks"..
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=19340

Superman07
10-28-04, 11:47 AM
Humm....thanks for the link/info. Still wish we knew if there was going to be a 256 version.

msxyz
10-28-04, 02:41 PM
Sadly, the GT will be only 128MB.

Superman07
10-29-04, 01:37 PM
Do you have a link quoting that? What would stop vendors from sticking an extra 128 on there?

Down to the real dirt...I'm currently running a GF3 64mb and am looking to upgrade. With that in mind what would my real gains be between:

1) 6600GT

2) what is this 6700?

3) How much of a different, and why, would a 6800 line card make over a 6600GT?

Thing is I look at the 66GT and says "That looks like a good card, but I would imagine that extra 128mb of ram would make a bunch of difference." At which point I think about the 6800 line, but think that is a ridiculious amount to spend on a video card.
Also, am I incorrect in stating that the 6600GT would make more of a difference between it and my GF3 than the 68 would over the 66? I don't think so but please let me know if I'm incorrect.

A problem I always with video card reviews is that they always focus on comparing the current gen and the previous, but they never look back farther than that. Not everybody upgrades every 6 or 12 months. :|

Kev1
10-29-04, 05:33 PM
Superman, a 6600GT would blow your GF3 into another time dimension :eek: That is how big a difference it would be. It is a much better card than even my 5950 from everything I have read (and my 5950 was huge upgrade from my GF3).

As for the 6700, its like a 6800 for the new pcie mobo's.

A 6800 GT or Ultra would be fairly big performance difference from 6600GT, as they have twice the pipelines, memory amount, and memory bandwidth. Of course this mainly comes into play at resolutions of 1600 x 1200. Below that resolution the 6600GT should do pretty well. The 6800 non-ultra and 6600GT would have similar performance, with the 6800 being slightly faster.

You are correct in saying the performance difference between the GF3 and 6600GT is MUCH bigger than the performance difference between the 6600GT and 6800NU :)

Depending on your budget, either the 6600GT or 6800 NU would be an excellent upgrade to your GF3 :)

Kojiro
10-29-04, 05:47 PM
6800 nu will be the better overclocker since you will gain more performance per clock cycle. And it is readily availible. But if you must only spend 200 U.S. bucks, then you will have to just wait till the 6600 Gt AGP 8x becomes more availible or buy the Inno3d one now. The choice is yours.

anzak
10-29-04, 05:59 PM
6800 nu will be the better overclocker since you will gain more performance per clock cycle. And it is readily availible. But if you must only spend 200 U.S. bucks, then you will have to just wait till the 6600 Gt AGP 8x becomes more availible or buy the Inno3d one now. The choice is yours.

I 2nd this. The 6600GT is great but if you can afford a 6800nu get it. Before nVidia slips in the NV41 core. They are only $280 at newegg.

Domell
11-02-04, 05:01 AM
There are first benchmarks of GF6600GT AGP....Check it!!!These numbers are very goooood:)

http://www.pconline.com.cn/diy/evalue/evalue/graphics/0410/478739.html

FlyVomit
11-02-04, 07:13 AM
Good find :clap:

StoNer
11-02-04, 07:17 PM
from those benchies it almost looks like the 6600GT has more fill rate than the 6800LE, it beats it in most benches.

Looks like another GT card will be a good bang for your buck :headbang:

Sovereignxp
11-03-04, 12:38 AM
Impressive. I would have never imagined that the 6600GT would do as well as this. Kudos Nvidia. :clap:

Superman07
11-03-04, 05:09 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys.

Couple of things:

My monitor is HD and limited to 1280x768, so that's a factor.

Also, what is the deal about the NV41? Are they locking out a feature, or making the chip take a performance hit somehow?

kernell3200
11-04-04, 12:29 PM
Any BFG or asus 6600GT stock+overclok???

550 core / 1200 ram???????

tristancarton
11-04-04, 03:25 PM
There are first benchmarks of GF6600GT AGP....Check it!!!These numbers are very goooood:)

http://www.pconline.com.cn/diy/evalue/evalue/graphics/0410/478739.html

nice find. damn fast regular gamer card. seems to run hand in hand with the 6800le and x800se.

anyone know a place where you can find the 6800le in the us for it's msrp of 199.99? (pricewatch doesn't help) newegg has the 6800le but it is still around 260 which is just 20 dollars cheaper than the regular 6800.

sheik124
11-15-04, 01:14 PM
its out!
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10387999&loc=101
got one coming in the mail for my sister
edit: i realized i only wanted to get it for myself, she's getting an fx5700 now :D

ajac
11-15-04, 01:29 PM
Thats been thier for a week or so I dont like that brand will wait till another brand is out. Tuesday The NDA is lifted on the agp version so more cards should be out thier week

shabby
11-15-04, 06:48 PM
Thats been thier for a week or so I dont like that brand will wait till another brand is out. Tuesday The NDA is lifted on the agp version so more cards should be out thier week

XFX uses 1200mhz ram on the pcie 6600gt, compared to 1000mhz that everyone else uses.
If they use the same memory on the agp version this will be a hot seller.

sheik124 - when you recieve your agp xfx 6600gt, can you verify that the memory runs at 1200mhz?

NoWayDude
11-15-04, 06:59 PM
Thats been thier for a week or so I dont like that brand will wait till another brand is out. Tuesday The NDA is lifted on the agp version so more cards should be out thier week

I wont dismis XFX.My Gt rocks, and god knows i've put this card through a lot

zakelwe
11-16-04, 03:32 AM
Unless you want to do SLi then the 6600 will be a better bet than the 6600 GT as the core is the same, you just need to get one with faster memory.

Regards

Andy

msxyz
11-16-04, 05:59 AM
XFX uses 1200mhz ram on the pcie 6600gt, compared to 1000mhz that everyone else uses.
If they use the same memory on the agp version this will be a hot seller.
sheik124 - when you recieve your agp xfx 6600gt, can you verify that the memory runs at 1200mhz?I'd be intrerested to know this as well.

ragejg
11-16-04, 10:02 AM
@ Front page:

http://www.nvnews.net/previews/geforce_6600_gt_agp/index.shtml

In MikeC's piece, it manhandles a 9800 Pro... (nice work btw mike :))

Over @ B3D they have it putting a whupping on a 5700U and 5800U...

http://www.beyond3d.com/previews/nvidia/nv43agp/

It's lookin like a nice card :thumbsup:

Kev1
11-16-04, 12:19 PM
Here is link:

http://www.albatron.com.tw/english/it/vga/specification.asp?pro_id=127#

Very cool looking card, plus great performance/price :thumbsup: This may be the upgrade I'm looking for :)

If anyone finds any pics/links of other 6600GT AGP cards please post them :)