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Cota
01-27-05, 12:40 AM
I'm saving to get a XFX 6600gt for 205 dlls at newegg.

But today I received a mail from nvidia with an offer from EVGA for a 6800nu for 249 dlls if I buy in circuit city.

Should I go for the 6800? is it worth the extra 50 bucks?

MUYA
01-27-05, 12:43 AM
fillrate and bandwidth. That's what you should look at :) I dunno if they have direct benches of 6600Gts vs 6800NUs.

MUYA
01-27-05, 12:43 AM
Well maybe AA and AF performance is better with the 6800NU than the 6600GT

Cota
01-27-05, 01:00 AM
Thing is that since I got my 20" monitor I started playing at 1600x1200, and I love it.

I know the 6600GT gives top performance at 1280x1024, but becomes bandwith limited at 1600x1200 with high AA/AF.

I think I'll go for the 6800 and try to unlock the pipes.

MUYA
01-27-05, 01:01 AM
ya that maybe your best options for gaming at high res with AA and AF :)

toxikneedle
01-27-05, 02:01 AM
first off, 6800 is by fact better than a 6600gt thats why theres a price diference.... It is definet. worth the extra 30, 40 or even 50$ rather than getting a 6600gt. I mean just for one, a 6800 has a chance of unlocking pipelines and a much better potential for good overclocking....

Quimby
01-27-05, 12:34 PM
In some instances the 6600GT has the same performance as the 6800nu. If not, it is generally very close.

Now we know that the 6600GT has a working video processor while the one on the 6800 is borked. Also, the 6600GT has dual DVI (the one mentioned in the OP anyway). Also, based on the look of the cooling solutions, I'd expect the 6600GT to run cooler, too.

So, I'd say it's definately not a clear cut winner. A lot depends on what is important to you.

Cota
01-27-05, 02:05 PM
In some instances the 6600GT has the same performance as the 6800nu. If not, it is generally very close.

Now we know that the 6600GT has a working video processor while the one on the 6800 is borked. Also, the 6600GT has dual DVI (the one mentioned in the OP anyway). Also, based on the look of the cooling solutions, I'd expect the 6600GT to run cooler, too.

So, I'd say it's definately not a clear cut winner. A lot depends on what is important to you.

damn you are supposed to make my decision easier not more difficult hehehe :D :D

You are right I didn't take into account the video processor. I assumed only the 6800gt and ultra were faulty. Actually its not clear to me if the 6800 has a working video processor, I know its either the PCI-e or AGP but I don't remember which.

Mr_LoL
01-27-05, 02:18 PM
Just go for the 6800. I had a 6600 gt but sold it on ebay and bought my 6800 cuz my 6600gt was struggling at 1280 * 1024 with AA and AF applies. With the 6800 no worries

Gentle
01-27-05, 03:20 PM
From what I am reading, the NV40's have the issue with the video processor. There are 6800's, 6800GT's and 6800Ultra's that use that.

But the NV41, which I believe is only available as a 6800 PCIe version, shouldn't have the issue with the video processor. If you are truly interested in it, do some research.

However, if you have AGP, I do not think the 6800 was released using the NV41.

I also have not heard anything about the chances for unlocking these NV41's. The 6800 PCIe (NV41) may be designed with only 12 pipelines, like the 6600GT (NV43) is designed with only 8 pipelines.

Gentle

Subtestube
01-27-05, 04:12 PM
The NV41 has only 12 pipes in hardware, and is the PCIe 6800NU. If you're going PCIe, then you won't be able to unlock a 6800NU, as it actually doesn't have anything to unlock.

Gentle
01-27-05, 06:58 PM
So, now all you need to tell us is if you have AGP or PCIe...

Gentle