256MB PCIe 6600GT finally reappears

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Pete

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XbitLabs posted a review of an Asus 6600GT 256MB recently, if anyone's interested. I scores a little higher than the 128MB pretty regularly, closing the gap with a 128MB 6800.
 

kylebisme

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Originally posted by: dug777
Originally posted by: TheSnowman
Originally posted by: dug777
with a 128bit mem interface i kinda doubt that...
Half the memory bus width per card, but two cards that each only have to worry about rendering half the scene.
Originally posted by: dug777on AGP there's no difference between a 128mb and 256mb 6600GT as far as i know...
Sure there is, the difference of being able to fid well more than 128mb worth of data on the card.

i've never actually seen a benchmark on this, but as with all 256mb/128-bit cards, i'd doubt there was any advanatge at all to that extra 128mb of RAM...i can't think of a single case where that was the case, and even the 256bit/256mb 9800 pro shows a negligable advantage over the 256bit/128mb 9800 pro, at least undtil you hit unplayable settings.
There is an advantage as going from the 128bit bus on the card is a hell of a lot faster than going over the PCIe or AGP bus, and that average is even more pronounced in SLI for the reason I explained above. Don't exoect to see much change in average framerate benchmarks though, you need a contentious graph of framerate over texture heavy section of a game to really see the difference.