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Old 02-25-06, 08:36 AM   #1
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Default 6800nu agp to 6800gs agp?

I'd don't see many reviewers throwing in the 6800 vanilla when doing comparisons these days. Anyone know whether this would be a good jump for the $225 investment?
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Old 02-25-06, 10:40 AM   #2
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Pfft hell no.
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Old 02-25-06, 10:53 AM   #3
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I was getting the impression that it was much better on the high res. sigh.
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Old 02-25-06, 05:28 PM   #4
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Noop just overclock the card. My SLI 6800NU @ 430/700MHz was as fast as a stock SLI 6800GT cards dispite the memory bandwith diffrence.
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I went from a 6800nu I had unlocked and overclocked to a 7800GS and noticed a nice difference in fps in all games. Remember that the 6800GS and 7800GS both have 256MB of RAM vs. the 128MB in the 6800nu.
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Old 02-25-06, 09:32 PM   #6
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I would try unlocking the pipes on the 6800nu, while the gs is faster a bit its not $225 bucks faster
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Old 02-25-06, 10:28 PM   #7
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no extra pipes, did get an extra vp. My samsumg has a native rez of 1280X1024, and it be nice to stay there even with AA and such.
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Old 02-26-06, 10:14 AM   #8
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Even if you unlock the pipes on a 6800nu, you're still looking at that 128MB RAM limit on the card. The newer games really benefit from the extra 128MB of RAM in the 6800GS, which is really a 6800GT in disguise.
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Even if you unlock the pipes on a 6800nu, you're still looking at that 128MB RAM limit on the card. The newer games really benefit from the extra 128MB of RAM in the 6800GS, which is really a 6800GT in disguise.
I agree, I went from a NU @430/900/16/6 to a 7800GS, and the extra ram made a world of diff.
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spend another $80 & get the 7880 gs. it will perform much better & you get the 7800 feature set too.
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Can you give me an example? What changed for you in what apps? I don't mind the spending the cash, but if I don't see a difference, it be waste.



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Old 02-27-06, 01:20 AM   #12
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have you done any research at all? you are talking about spending over $200 on an incremental speed boost. going to the 7800 not only gives you a substantial speed boost but lets you utilise things like transparent aliasing. it also runs cooler than the 6800core.
i assume by apps you mean games. i noticed a difference between my 6800gt @ ultra(wich is now in my wifes comp) & the 7800gs. do not know if you will(though you should) because there are to many variables involved.
imo, anybody that is willing to spend over $220 on an agp card & does not wait to come up with another $70 to buy the 7800gs is really missing the boat.
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