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6800GT 256mb ddr3 vs 512mb ddr2??

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by markwombat, 12 May 2006.

  1. markwombat

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Mar 2003

    Posts: 1,187

    Location: UK

    Hey guys,

    I am speccing a gfx card for a mate of mine who has a limited budget of around £130, can anyone tell me if the card below would be better than say a 256mb 6800GT with ddr3 ram, thanks in advance

    ASUS N6800/TD/512M Geforce 6800 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 AGP 4X/8X

    thanks. :)
     
  2. Raikiri

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,460

    Location: Brighton

    It is slower, the memory is only 128bit and the card only has 12 pipes
     
  3. feriso

    Mobster

    Joined: 30 Dec 2004

    Posts: 2,872

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    True but you could unlock the pipes to make it a GT (if you're lucky)
     
  4. trojan698

    Soldato

    Joined: 21 Oct 2005

    Posts: 5,484

    Location: Edinburgh

    Go for the 6800GT, the 128 bit memory bus will hamper the cards performance even if it does unlock.
     
  5. [HB]Rugrat

    Hitman

    Joined: 29 Jan 2003

    Posts: 736

    The N6800 is a bit of a dog tbh... even with unlocked pipelines my trusty BFG 6600GT OC wiped the floor with it (by an astonishing margin too) in 3DMark06 and the HL2 Lost Coast stress test.
     
  6. Darkwave

    Capodecina

    Joined: 25 Oct 2005

    Posts: 13,780

    Another vote for the 6800GT here. It's just the better card as unlocking is never guaranteed with the 6800NUs, and it has crippled memory anyway. Not to mention that 512MB is a true waste on a 6800NU, even X1*00s and 7*00s rarely use that much memory in games.