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    So many 6600GTs...

    I'm aware the 256MB models are pointless as it's only a 128-bit card, but I'm getting confused looking at the 128MB cards.

    The XFX PCI-E GeForce 6600GT according to a Hexus review made in January, was/is the best card of it's kind. But when I start to look at specs I see that the Leadtek WinFast PCI-E PX6600 GT is pre-overclocked and should be technically faster than the XFX.

    So which should I go for?
    Last edited by NightshadowUK; 29-10-2005 at 03:18 PM.

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    Out of the two, I'd go for the XFX simply because I wouldn't have thought that the overclock is worth the extra money. I normally go for the standard versions, but recently I went with the overclocked version because it was only a fiver more.
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    Order a ScanFX 6600GT from Scan. It's cheap as chips and guess what - its an XFX one in an XFX branded box

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    SOLD, nice one guys!

    [And thanks for the lightening quick replies.]

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    Don't forget some 6600's are on TodayOnly at the moment...

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    Unfortunatley not the ScanFX one...

    Although... what are these 'Free games' that I would gain for the extra £4 of the retail XFX card.

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    U cant loose either way to be honest but leadteks 6600gt is a good un'. XFX will do u fine tho

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    Am I right when I remember that XFX cards come with their own overclocking software?

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    not that i know off (tho they may do) BFG cards come pre overclocked - is that maybe what your thinking off?

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    yes it does! on the cd there is a registry key which when you click on/load enables overclocking of the gpu and ram. This registry key has to be reloaded every time you update the graphics card !

    XFX 6600gt is a great card, enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK
    Am I right when I remember that XFX cards come with their own overclocking software?
    I have no knowedge of xfx overclocking software, but overclocking software from board manufacturers is normally not that good, and i think i heard rumours of ATI tool working with nividia cards in future versions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredered
    I have no knowedge of xfx overclocking software, but overclocking software from board manufacturers is normally not that good, and i think i heard rumours of ATI tool working with nividia cards in future versions?
    Points to my first post ! ^^ they do come OC software well a registry key that enables it. Trust me mines overclocked.

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    Bearing in mind I'm getting a 6600GT (the XFX ) do you think I'd be worth me buying into SLi or just avoiding it and getting a normal NF4 motherboard?

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    I have the asus a8n sli deluxe but i dont actually use the SLI setup. Mainly because with the mobo's at the moment you dont get the performance of 2 graphics cards. Hexus reviewed some new Asus moboes that have dual 16x PCI-E slots which apperntly in theory means you do get the true power of two Graphics cards. If i were you i would wait until these are available (which i think is november) and buy one of them and 2 graphics cards and see how that works out for you. It should be pretty good. I have heard some good things about these new mobo's

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    I would have thought with graphics cards, or 6600GTs at least, it isn't the speed of the slot that is stopping performance doubling - it is the way the extra card is used. What I mean by that is there are other factors e.g. other bottlenecks, drivers, diminishing returns, etc.

    Personally, I wouldn't bother with SLI. Although it could make a viable upgrade route, you might get a bit of problem since the cards (apparently) have to match, right down to the BIOS.
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    With the latest SLI drivers, you can mix and match cards now, so long as they are of the same family.

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