You will not be able to softmode a 6600gt. They are not the same as the Nv40 chips. Even so, the 128bit/128meg memory doesn't deter it's performance much in most games with most settings. Actaully, someone with a 6600gt said he ran doom3 fine at HIgh quality settings.MaZa said:6600gt is probaply best choice for money. It only has 128mb ram, and heavily narrowed memory bandwidth (which can be probaply fixed with softmod in future) so it might hickup from time to time in games with huge textures and lots of detail (like doom3 on high settings). Bit more common games its speed is simply insane for money it costs. Planning to get one myself... :dance:
Maybe in a few more months. There are some 6600gt's priced at $170 right now. If the x800 cards start dropping in price, you can bet the 6600gt's will too. And so will the 6800gt.D.D. said:i agree with the 6600gt, tho in a little while the x800 cards will be in the same price range...
It's a little silly to get last generation hardware when the current generation does everything so much better. 6600gt's already come in AGP form. And so do the 6800 non ultra.sportster00 said:Hi,
if your system does not support pci express, maybe you can consider a geforce fx5900xt.