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 Post subject: 6600GT brands
PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:03 pm 
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for my next build, i am planning to use asus a8n-e premium with athlon 64 3200+ 939. but im not here to talk about that.

the GPU i am planning to use is the nvidia gefore 6600gt. at newegg,
http://www.newegg.com/app/manufact.asp? ... =48&DEPA=1
there are cards by
chaintech
aopen
gigabyte
xfx
leadtek
evga
albatron.

i am considering, the cards in bold, the chaintech, gigabyte, and xfx cards, but i do not know how to choose between these brands. if you would recommend any other brands besides these three, say so.

thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:14 pm 
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In this order Evga, xfx, leadtek


I prefer gainward for nvidia gpu's though.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:19 pm 
Word with Evga being your first choice, and then XFX.

Don't go chaintech, I hear their tech support is terrible and they have many problems.


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between your two recommendations, the evga
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 214&depa=1
and the xfx
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 078&depa=1

i think i might go with the xfx once its back in stock, because its about $12 cheaper and includes a bunch of 3d games. wise choice, or is the evga worth that extra money and loss of games?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:35 pm 
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A very trusted soul, here, put me on the video card track of getting an eVGA card, if at all possible. Why? eVGA follows Nvidia's original technical specifications more closely than anyone else when designing their cards; ie, they build to work with Nvidia's original intent for the chipset.

Just remember...I didn't say it was Sabrewings that told me this...shhhhhh!

Also, Nvidia updates their drivers as often as needed or when a new platform evolves or changes are made to such; ie, great, great support.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 11:42 pm 
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Most all brands use the Nvidia reference design. It costs less to do that than making your own. Chaintech is a different story, for some reason they insist on making their own, with far cheaper quality parts. :roll:
But yes, eVGA is a good brand, I have one myself :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2004 1:39 am 
Although I run an ATI. I do have some experience of Gainward, and I think theyre fairly good, although Ive heard a lot of good stuff about eVGA.


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Gem wrote:
sorry if im slow here, but how can you run that card with your current mobo Peanya? doesnt it need a PCIe slot?


The 6800GT is available in an AGP version. The AV8 has an AGP port.

Gem wrote:
better Q is what is a PCIe ? heh i cant seem to find any mobo's with that feature


PCIe (PCI Express) is replacing the aging PCI bus and the AGP port. It'll take a long time to replace AGP as it is a very widely used technology. There is no performance benefit for PCIe over AGP (for now). But, PCIe does offer a LOT more bandwidth for future high end cards. And, like it or not, it will eventually replace AGP.

Many mobos support PCIe. There're a lot of Intel platform boards that support PCIe, but it is working its way over to the AMD platform. Here is the ABIT AX8, which is just like the AV8 except it features PCIe.

http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/pro ... &model=215

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