6600gt

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  1. Andy

    Andy New Member

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    which brand should i go for? what are their strong points and weak points?
     
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    MiDKnYtE Caffeine Machine

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  3. Firstperson

    Firstperson What?

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    My opinion, I just purchases an agp 6600gt.

    MSI XFX BFE

    MSI if you don't need Dual DVI, XFX if you do. BFE is king on review but expensive.

    So either msi or XFX, I got the XFX because of the dual DVI, but after reciving it I would reather have the MSI

    because of this, low noise, rams sinks, and VIVO

    Firstperson
     
  4. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    IMO, the top 6x00 series card manufacturers are (in no particular order):
    1. eVGA
    2. BFG OC
    3. Gainward
    4. Chaintech
    5. Leadtek
    6. ASUS
     
  5. Hog54

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    Get the cheapest 1.:D
     
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    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    cheapest doesn't necessarily mean best. Although the chipset is the same, and they perform the same pretty much, getting the cheapest also means getting the cheapest quality of the bunch. Now, unless you get some big brand company, then i wouldn't mind getting the cheapest there, but if you get the cheapest out of all the manufactueres, then.....yea.
     
  7. Firstperson

    Firstperson What?

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    Well one of the reasons of my order is price
    XFX 205
    MSI 220
    BFG 250

    The XFX has a crappy game bundel while MSI has a decent one and BFG has a lifetime warrenty

    So its basically what you want
    cheap/dual dvi= XFX
    Quite/good game bundel =msi
    Lifetimewarrenty/fast = BFG


    After all the reading I have done don't bother reading core temps and overclocking, it really does vary a TON between Every Card not just brand.

    Firstperson
     
  8. MNDS

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    My PNY doesnt have a temp. probe so I assume the MSI one doesnt either. The XFX model has faster memory than the others so Id consider that, only reason I got this one is I had some gift certificates for Compusa that I had to burn and this is all they had available to me (otherwise Id listen to my own advice ;) ). I have read that you can bios mod any of the 6600gt's to enable the temp probe though. Im considering giving this a shot but I dont have alot of experience in doing such things so Im not sure if its worth while or not.
     
  9. Shaga

    Shaga Intelligent Life Form

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    PNYs doesn't have temp sensors. Are you sure XFX has faster memory, I thought that their card is just overclocked to have that.
     
  10. MNDS

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    It appears all the 6600 GT's do in fact have temperature sensors on die, although not ambient sensors. Just read a post on another forum how to edit the bios in order to enable it. Apparently the XFX card has 1.6ns GDDR3 vs 2.0ns ram on the other cards.
     
  11. bug77

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    Also, you may want to look at the memory speeds. The reference for memory is 900MHz (vs 1000MHZ for PCIe version).
    And no, XFX has the same 2.0ns memory (which is exactly 1000MHZ rating).
     
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    1200mhz is just overclock value, at least heard of that I know..
     
  14. MNDS

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    "There is 128 Mb GDDR3 onboard video memory with a 128-bit data transmission bus, with the memory made up of four Samsung chips marked K4J55323QF-GC16, made in the BGA form factor, of 1.6 ns access time, which is equivalent to 625 MHz (1250 MHz DDR) operating frequency. The nominal operating frequency is 500 MHz (1000 MHz DDR). That is, the memory offers quite good overclocking capabilities. " from an article on Digital-Daily: http://www.digital-daily.com/video/6600gtr/index03.htm Update: Anands 6600GT roundup states the same specs. Just make sure you order the "Gamers Edition" from the xfx link above if you go with this one. The standard 6600GT appears to only have 2.0ns ram.
     
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  15. CerebriX

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    i love my gigabyte 6600gt pcie. glad it did well in that review, its a great card and the support guys at gigabyte are top notch if you ever need to call them.
     

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