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Okay, so i've had the 9600XT for quite a while and i am seriously considering of getting a new card by the year's end, judging by my system specs(on the sig) what would you guys advise me to get. I was tinking along the lines of a 6800GT cos that would be the best one i can lay my hands on, but i think my system will be a botleneck for that card, what sould i get???

O yea i am not going to upgrade my motherboard and i want a nvidia card.
 

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It depends on how much $$$ you're willing to spend.

A 6600GT is your best bet and if you wanna push then a 6800NU would be great as well.
 

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I am willing to spend up to 350$.
 

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Your CPU would definitely become a bottleneck with the GT, that's what happened with my overclocked Athlon XP. At least you'll be able to do high amounts of AA/AF without much of a performance drop :p.
 

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n_w95482 said:
Your CPU would definitely become a bottleneck with the GT, that's what happened with my overclocked Athlon XP. At least you'll be able to do high amounts of AA/AF without much of a performance drop :p.
I am settled, i'll get a 6800GT even though my CPU would bottleneck the card i will get a bigger amount of performance than from a 6600GT or 6800NU.

Thank you all for the advices. :thumb:
 

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Hope you enjoy yours, I definitely did with my 6800 GT :D. Tell us how everything goes once you set it up and test it.
I will, but only in the beguining of January since i am asking a friend that works for the US embassy here in my country to get it, it will take some time.
 

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It seems you don't live in the States? Otherwise black friday is just around the corner. Shopping time ;)
 

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Shame you aren't gonna upgrade your board, the 6800GS would be an awsome buy! clocks and pipes are lower than the GT but it still outperforms it! and its about 2/3 of the price! very wierd but cool :p
 

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Shame you aren't gonna upgrade your board, the 6800GS would be an awsome buy! clocks and pipes are lower than the GT but it still outperforms it! and its about 2/3 of the price! very wierd but cool :p
Well i might actually get lucky it seems that nvidia is going to introduce an AGP flavored 6800GS in abou 2-3 weeks if they do i'm going for it.
 

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It's actually clocked a little higher than the 6800GT (450MHz core, same memory frequency), but has 4 less pipes and 1 less vertex shader. Overall, it should perform almost the same as the GT, as the higher core clock compensates for fewer pipelines. It also is manufactured on the smaller process (0.11µm) which is good for o/c and has lower power consumption.
 
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