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Headbust
12-15-04, 10:52 PM
Outa nowhere(my fault) i noticed it said 900mhz effective memory speed?. I thought these were at 1000mhz?. I ordered the chaintech 6600GT agp from newegg. WTF ARE THESE only at 900mhz!!!

bkswaney
12-15-04, 11:11 PM
I noticed on the PCI-E CT card it's listed as 1000Mhz.
Maybe it's a misprint.
Or CT used cheaper memory on the AGP card. "strange for sure"

bkswaney
12-15-04, 11:14 PM
http://www.chaintechusa.com/tw/eng/product_spec.asp?MPSNo=14&PISNo=316

Nope the AGP card is 900 and the PCI-E is 1000.

I guess they used cheaper memory.
I bet you can overclock it to at least 1000
so I would not worry about it. :D (snowlol) (xmastree)

jAkUp
12-16-04, 01:13 AM
Slower and more expensive than the PCI-E! Damn supply and demand...

anzak
12-16-04, 01:16 AM
Slower and more expensive than the PCI-E! Damn supply and demand...

Im sure the bridge also adds to the price.

amenx
12-16-04, 10:06 AM
Outa nowhere(my fault) i noticed it said 900mhz effective memory speed?. I thought these were at 1000mhz?. I ordered the chaintech 6600GT agp from newegg. WTF ARE THESE only at 900mhz!!!
The 6600 AGP mem speed is set by Nvidia at 900mhz, 100mhz less than the PCI. I assume this is to reduce heat that the AGP bridge chip generates. But some manufacturers, like XFX set it to 1000mhz.

Its no big deal if yours is 900... you can oc it to 1000 easily.

Nandro
12-16-04, 10:11 AM
The assumption was that they used cheaper memory to offset the price of the bridge which cant be totally accurate because the agp parts are going for more than the pci-e anyway. Is the msrp the same for both and dealers are just charging more because of the demand?

amenx
12-16-04, 01:20 PM
The assumption was that they used cheaper memory to offset the price of the bridge which cant be totally accurate because the agp parts are going for more than the pci-e anyway. Is the msrp the same for both and dealers are just charging more because of the demand?
I doubt it. One can see the extra work and parts that went into the AGP and hence the higher price. The PCI cards are clearly easier to manufacture.

Dawg90
12-16-04, 05:00 PM
Supposedly the XFX AGP 6600GT has 1000 MHz speed.

Isn't a 6800 a better buy right now for AGP buyers? Assuming you can get one for under $250.

GlowStick
12-16-04, 05:29 PM
Yeah, the word on the street is they use lesser memory to pay for the bridge chip.

but BFG actually has a faster core and memory : )

However it costs 249.99$ heh

http://www.chumbo.com/Info.aspx?id=239864

Dawg90
12-17-04, 09:19 AM
But if it's the cheaper 900 MHz memory just overclocked, that's not good.

DSC
12-17-04, 09:36 AM
All the AGP cards have the same memory chips, 2.0ns GDDR3 as the PCI-E cards. It's set to be slower in the BIOS of the cards for whatever reasons only known to Nvidia.

Headbust
12-17-04, 09:49 AM
cancelled the order thursday morning. Anyway then i get all excited today and see a albatron for $215 on newegg in stock(now out of stock)..then notice its only 800mhz!!!

Rakeesh
12-17-04, 11:34 AM
The PCI-e version costs more than the AGP? Hmm...fwiw if the 6600 non GT could work, I saw an agp version of that one for $179, same price I paid for my 6600GT PCI-e.

Dawg90
12-18-04, 11:52 AM
All the AGP cards have the same memory chips, 2.0ns GDDR3 as the PCI-E cards. It's set to be slower in the BIOS of the cards for whatever reasons only known to Nvidia.

I don't believe that's right, I think the PCI-E versions use 1.6 ns, and several of the AGP versions do - Gainward and XFX. The other AGP brands use 2.0ns I believe.