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damicatz
03-11-05, 08:36 PM
I recently ordered a XFX 6600 256 MB Graphics Card to replace my aging 5700le. However I was browsing these forums and I came across this picture of a XFX 6600 GT Graphics Card :

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=10292&stc=1

As I can make it out (the image is quite blurry), this is exactly the same as my XFX 6600, down to the aux. power connector and heatsinks.

Is it normal for the 6600 and 6600 GT to be physicially identical?

superklye
03-11-05, 08:37 PM
I believe the GT is clocked faster and uses GDDR3 whereas the non-GT uses just DDR1.

I could be wrong, though.

ragejg
03-11-05, 08:57 PM
the 6600 uses rectangular and slower (500mhz) TSOP memory, the GT uses BGA memory at around 900mhz and up....

jj87
03-12-05, 12:53 AM
I love my 6600GT, that's all i have to say.

mustrum
03-12-05, 02:04 PM
IMO the 6600 isn't worth it's money. For not much more money you get the GT wich is a lot faster.
6600 come clocked at 300 core and some very low memory clocks.
6600 GT comes at 500 core and 900 memory.

I'd suggest to get a galaxy 6600 GT since they are cheap, silent and they come at 525/1.05ghz stock.

ragejg
03-12-05, 02:38 PM
6600 not worth the money? AGP version for $135? Overclockable to better than 5900 performance? Woot? I think it's a great vale conscious card!!

@ 400/600, I'm sure a 6600 could deliver definitely solid performance... maybe not being able to take FULL advantage of 4xAA in everything, but definitely enough fillrate to push modern games along just fine, and @ high quality settings to boot...

Rytr
03-12-05, 02:47 PM
Yes, even the 6600 with 128MB of feeble TSOP 3.6ns memory can play HL2 @ 1280x960, 2xAA, 8xAF. I think it sells for under $120.

ragejg
03-12-05, 02:57 PM
Heh, ya know, a killer budget rig could be built with a 6600.. an nf2 mobo for like 40-50, a 1700 tbred B for like 30-40, a copper HSF for around 10-15, a gig of valueselect for 110, a Powermagic 600W PSU for 30, an 80gb HD for 60, 2 optical drives for 80, a 30 dollar case... heh, even though thats not all cutting edge, some quality gaming could be had for a killer price, with the 6600 being a great benifit... :D

Rytr
03-12-05, 03:24 PM
Ragejg, only thing I would add (which would make a significant difference) would be a Barton 2500+. Yeah, it would double the price of the cpu but it would still be a low cost, but effective gaming rig. I mention this because I just built one! :D

ragejg
03-12-05, 03:55 PM
Yeah, I just still can't shy away from recommending an older 1.47 ghz chip that happily goes above 200fsb, and happily goes above 2ghz, all for usually under $50...

superklye
03-12-05, 04:17 PM
Yeah, I just still can't shy away from recommending an older 1.47 ghz chip that happily goes above 200fsb, and happily goes above 2ghz, all for usually under $50...
No way...do they really OC that well? I've got an extra 1700+ laying around, plus my old mobo (Biostar M7NCD Pro), 512MB PC3200 RAM (that works at the rated speed on said mobo) and a video card. I was going use that to make a media center PC, but I wasn't sure how well the CPU would OC.

If it's really that good...I can't wait for Spring Break so I can try it!

ragejg
03-12-05, 04:21 PM
If it's a tbredB, it should do at LEAST 180 fsb, and AT LEAST 1.9ghz... and I'd tend to think those are conservative figures... heck, I could get those numbers out of a 1700 with a KT266a for god's sake... :p:p :firedevil

superklye
03-12-05, 04:23 PM
yeah, it's a Tbred...wow...I'm really excited now. :) :) :)

damicatz
03-14-05, 10:18 AM
IMO the 6600 isn't worth it's money. For not much more money you get the GT wich is a lot faster.
6600 come clocked at 300 core and some very low memory clocks.
6600 GT comes at 500 core and 900 memory.

I'd suggest to get a galaxy 6600 GT since they are cheap, silent and they come at 525/1.05ghz stock.

I don't generally run games at resolutions higher than 1024x768 (I can't stand refresh rates below 75hz and I have an older monitor) so the faster GDDR3 Memory of the GT doesn't really benefit me. And from what I hear, the core clock of the regular 6600 can be overclocked to near GT speeds; especially since the XFX 6600 and XFX 6600 GT use the same cooler.

TeaEtchSee
03-14-05, 10:40 AM
6600gt is nice...GDDR3 plays no joke :)

Rytr
03-14-05, 05:41 PM
I don't generally run games at resolutions higher than 1024x768 (I can't stand refresh rates below 75hz and I have an older monitor) so the faster GDDR3 Memory of the GT doesn't really benefit me. And from what I hear, the core clock of the regular 6600 can be overclocked to near GT speeds; especially since the XFX 6600 and XFX 6600 GT use the same cooler.

You would be satisfied with the 6600GT and more than likely the 6600. Just remember that the GT does have the GDDR3 and that is a big plus even at 1024x768 cause you can use higher AA and AF setting.

My 6600 can run 2xAA/8xAF in HL2 without an overclock at 1024x768. It may be a little on the exceptional side in that the gpu will overclock to 600MHz without any problems...the ram is a different story as the 3.6ns rated ram on my card will not do 600MHz.