6600gt slower than 9800xt?

digitalchris

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Hey all, I just went from a 9800xt to a 6600gt and noticed that the 6600gt is nowhere near the performance of the 9800xt. Whereas the 9800xt was able to run WoW at 1600x1200 perfectly, the 6600 has trouble with it. I just ran a 3DMark03 test at default settings and it came out with 7566.

My specs are:
P4 2.6C
Abit IC7-G
1GB PC3200
Enermax 450W

Using the latest nvidia drivers

Anyone have any idea?
 

DusterAZ

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6600GT may be filling up its 128MB of memory at that resolution and why it's taking a big hit.
 

digitalchris

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its actually world of warcraft, i just checked and my 3dmark isnt too bad, maybe its the high res that kills the card as Duster said
 

jvarszegi

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Originally posted by: digitalchris
its actually world of warcraft, i just checked and my 3dmark isnt too bad, maybe its the high res that kills the card as Duster said

The 6600GT is weak on AA/AF. You must be running those, or you wouldn't have problems; the only other possibility is that you have bad drivers.
 

fishmonger12

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that's actually a downgrade ;), depending on what games you are playing.

the extra vid memory on the 9800xt is what allows it to play at higher resolutions.
 

zakee00

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yeah, not sure why you "upgraded" to a 6600GT, they are VERY similar and the 9800XT beats it in all hi-res/aa-af senarios.
one thing you could try is setting your AGP aperature in your BIOS to 256MB. This gives the card more system memory to play with, and since you have 1GB of it, it should improve performnace some.
 

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Originally posted by: digitalchris
AA/AF is off. which drivers should i be using?

Did you remove every trace of the ATI drivers alsong with the related control panel and tv-out crap?

i'd even use a registry cleaner to remove every trace of ati . . . nvidia drivers don't play well with them. ;)
:p

Finally, the 6600GT should be a bit faster than the 9800xt in most situations (as evidenced by 3DMark's score) but not at the higher res and/or AA/AF where the extra memory of the 9800xt will help it out.

i'd say now you should get another 6600gt and an appropriate MB & CPU and "sli" them
:shocked:
. . . not THAT would be an UPgrade. :p
:roll:

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digitalchris

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thanks all =). I "upgraded" to the xfx 6600gt for the dual DVI feature to run my monitors and with them being 20" and 21", I'd like them to run 1600x1200 if possible so im looking at the 6800gt but it might not be worth it =(
 

Jeffyboy

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The 6600GT is a good performer for the price... it's a lot cheaper than the 9800XT.

Jeff
 

Todd33

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Originally posted by: zakee00
yeah, not sure why you "upgraded" to a 6600GT, they are VERY similar and the 9800XT beats it in all hi-res/aa-af senarios.
one thing you could try is setting your AGP aperature in your BIOS to 256MB. This gives the card more system memory to play with, and since you have 1GB of it, it should improve performnace some.

Umm. No. AGP texturing does not work, too little bandwidth. That's marketing hype from 1998.