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December 6, 2005, 2:18 am
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XFX PVT42GUAD7 Geforce 6800GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16
Video Card - Retail $215
ASUS Geforce 6800GT EN6800GT/2DT/256MB Video Card - Retail $249
the XFX GS has core and memory clocked higher than the ASUS GT
The ASUS GT has 16 pixel pipelines -vs- the XFX GS that has 12
I'm thinking the Asus could be slightly overclocked to the same speeds
as the GS, but does the extra 4 pipelines really mean much of
2 frames a second faster in some games?
Or am I not seeing a bigger picture?
Neither card really has benchmarks
or reviews anywhere..
The 6800GS with 12 pipelines seems to be better than the 6800GT
with 16 pipelines... that doesn't make sense to me..
(I'm still googling for a website that really explains the benefits of
Re: If you had the a choice.. which would you get???
Since it's rather trivial to o'c them, more important than
initial clock is the spec on the specific memory used...
I'd lean towards the Asus but I expect 6800GS cards to drop
some in price over the next few months so it's hard to put a
value on any of 'em.
Sure, nVidia didn't design for them for no reason.
As always the last few % performance gain is the most
costly. By the same token, you could get a slower card for
far less if buying a 6600GT.
The bigger picture is that if you're not running high res
and have a strong CPU, ample memory, it won't matter so much
what you choose but you probably already knew that.
The asus card does look built a little better too, more
extensive use of ceramic capacitor which will tend to make
it last longer... though after a certain point you'd want to
replace the card for gaming purposes but it'd nice to have a
card last many years, not fail and leave you with zero value
Relatively speaking, they're priced appropriately. If you
feel the Asus is too expensive then buy the XFX. There are
other cards out there though, and probably more coming soon
so its your call. Also, Chiefvalue.com is newegg's sister
site and "some" of the cards vary in price, are a buck or
two cheaper at one or the other at random.
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