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6600GT to 7800GS

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Mitch007, 5 Feb 2006.

  1. Mitch007

    Wise Guy

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    is this a worthy upgrade for me right now on the system in my sig.....

    does 8x AGP make a big defference with a card of this stature?

    I'd like to play Quake 4 a max detail, but my 6600GT is struggling a little especially with a lot going on....
     
  2. Cyber-Mav

    Capodecina

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    the 7800GS will be a lot faster then your 6600GT, also you can sell your 6600GT to recoup some of the costs for the new card.

    im looking for a 6600card since i need one for video decoding assistance.
     
  3. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

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    the 6800GS is a better buy than the 7800GS though, IMO.
    But then the faster X850XT is another good option.
     
    Last edited: 6 Feb 2006
  4. Mitch007

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    Ok some food for thought, the 6600GT would come with a zalman flower fan.....
     
  5. ajgoodfellow

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    At the standard speeds of 375/1200 the X850XT is quicker

    The 7800GS is a great overclocker though and if you get the XFX clocked at 440/1300 (or overclock the standard one) it pulls ahead

    Here's a review of an overclocked 7800GS
     
  6. ParadoX

    Associate

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    My XFX 7800GS EE overclocks to 475/1450. Thats also conservative as ive had it running ATI tool stable at 492/1480 !!! Ive backed it off a bit to be well on the safe side though :)
     
    Last edited: 8 Feb 2006
  7. Mitch007

    Wise Guy

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    Hey, for an AGP card this is a good upgrade for me, i will dust of the wallet and look for a good deal on a 7800GS. The EVGA looks awesome and the lifet time warrenty looks great to, what is the best option for me from OC'ers.uk? I trust this site for purchases, and would greatly appreciate some reccomendations
     
  8. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

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    OcUK best deals......
    For 7800GS probably this....
    XFX GeForce 7800 GS 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/DVI (AGP) - Retail (PVT70-KUAF7) (GX-068-XF) Price:**£189.95 **(£223.19*Including VAT at 17.5%)

    Honestly though i would save some cash by buying this card instead.... almost as fast as the 7800GS ; but saves you a fair bit of money....
    XFX GeForce 6800 GS Extreme XT Edition 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/DVI (AGP) - Retail (PVT40B-UDD3) (GX-065-XF) Price:**£154.95 **(£182.07*Including VAT at 17.5%)
     
  9. Mitch007

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    Thanks for the advice, just back from a long weekend in london, and it's great to hit the forums here again... full of solid advice and help...cheers. The team here are one of the best on the web!
     
  10. Lanz

    Soldato

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    If Quake4 (enemy territory etc) is your primary concern, stick with the Nvidia, 7800GS would be better than the 850XTPE. A 6800GT works fine with full details with AA at Q4, so I'm sure the 7800GS would do it with ease.