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jake_maveric_05
02-14-05, 04:10 PM
Is a Geforce 6600 256mb video card better or just as good as a Geforce4 Ti 4200?cause im lookin to get a new video card and I seen that the non GT 6600's are really cheap,so I was just wonderine.

THANKS!

john19055
02-15-05, 12:24 AM
I would think even a plain 6600 would be better than a TI 4200,just make sure the 256mb of memory is not real slow compared to the 128mb 6600.

ChrisRay
02-15-05, 12:26 AM
A 256 6600 card will perform much like a 9600XT. Which is much better than a ti 4200. Plus you'll get much better Anti Aliasing and AF performance.

Clay
02-15-05, 12:41 AM
A 256 6600 card will perform much like a 9600XT. Which is much better than a ti 4200. Plus you'll get much better Anti Aliasing and AF performance.
QFT

Gator
02-15-05, 11:12 AM
Yes the plain 6600 will outperform a GF4 TI4200 :)

But you might wanna stretch for the 6600GT 128mb if you can. The 256mb means nothing because the card really doesn't have enough bandwidth to take advantage of the added texture space, so don't be caught up in any marketing gimicks. If you can afford the 6600GT 128mb then you're better off with that than a regular 6600 256mb. But if the 6600 256mb is all you can afford, then yes it's still an excellent card and will be a nice upgrade for you.

jake_maveric_05
02-15-05, 05:33 PM
How do you tell if the 128mb 6600 is faster than the 256mb card?



I would think even a plain 6600 would be better than a TI 4200,just make sure the 256mb of memory is not real slow compared to the 128mb 6600.

jake_maveric_05
02-15-05, 05:38 PM
Yea i guess your right....But..i dont have that much. So im lookin for somethin around $180-$195. But your right i would be better of with a GT.Also why are the AGP video cards more expensive than the PCI-E....thats stupid. I have AGP and its older but the newer stuff is goin to be cheaper. THATS STUPID!!!


Yes the plain 6600 will outperform a GF4 TI4200 :)

But you might wanna stretch for the 6600GT 128mb if you can. The 256mb means nothing because the card really doesn't have enough bandwidth to take advantage of the added texture space, so don't be caught up in any marketing gimicks. If you can afford the 6600GT 128mb then you're better off with that than a regular 6600 256mb. But if the 6600 256mb is all you can afford, then yes it's still an excellent card and will be a nice upgrade for you.

Gator
02-15-05, 06:43 PM
... why are the AGP video cards more expensive than the PCI-E....thats stupid. I have AGP and its older but the newer stuff is goin to be cheaper. THATS STUPID!!!

Because the AGP version has a brdige chip and the PCIE version does not. They charge more for the extra chip and more complex design of the 6600 series AGP version.

Cap'n Kirk
02-15-05, 09:07 PM
Oh thanks for the info. That sortof what i thought was the reason...LoL thanks :headbang:


Because the AGP version has a brdige chip and the PCIE version does not. They charge more for the extra chip and more complex design with the 6600 series.

john19055
02-16-05, 08:10 AM
I mean on some cards that advertise 256mb of ram is just to make it look like is a good deal when the 128mb is the better one.It will have in most cases slower ram like 200DDR (400) instead of the 275DDR(550) like most plain 6600 and make sure if you get a 6600 it is 128 bit interface and not a 64bit interface that some companies will sell cheaper but the performance will be bad compared to a 128 bit card.

jake_maveric_05
02-16-05, 05:16 PM
Thanks. Ill look into it.


I mean on some cards that advertise 256mb of ram is just to make it look like is a good deal when the 128mb is the better one.It will have in most cases slower ram like 200DDR (400) instead of the 275DDR(550) like most plain 6600 and make sure if you get a 6600 it is 128 bit interface and not a 64bit interface that some companies will sell cheaper but the performance will be bad compared to a 128 bit card.