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I was looking to purchase the 6600GT that everyone seems to love. While looking around i found that there are multiple "types/brands" of this card (leadtek,eVGA,etc..). I also noticed that a standard 6600 has 256Mb of memory whereas the 6600GT only has 128Mb (but it is ddr3). So i my video card UN-wisdom, i've narrowed down to 3 choices and would love some opinions/breif descriptioins of the differences. Thanks


Leadtek GeForce 6600 GT / 128Mb DDR3 / PCIe / VGA / DVI / HDTV


eVGA GeForce 6600GT / 128Mb DDR / PCIe / VGA / DVI / HDTV


Leadtek GeForce 6600 / 256Mb DDR / PCIe / VGA / DVI / HDTV


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The eVG card is also DDR3 see following link so I expect you will no difference between the two vendors cards.


eVGA GeForce 6600GT


The 6600GT has much higher memory bandwidth then even the best 6600 cards so will hancle HDTV programs without dropping frames or stuttering. Also the 6600GT has does a better job of de-interlacing and appeng motion compensation to video then the 6600.

256MB of memory is a benefit only to gamers.

http://www.evga.com/products/moreinf...128-P2-N368-TX
 

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Some of those video cards can be pretty noisy. You may want to check reviews for some pointers. The consumer reviews at Newegg are a good place to start to get an idea.

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Originally Posted by walford
The eVG card is also DDR3 see following link so I expect you will no difference between the two vendors cards.

http://www.evga.com/products/moreinf...128-P2-N368-TX
http://biz.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Tab=2&NoMapp=0


I think i'm missing something. I looked at the link you posted and then compared it to TigerDirect and the spec sheets are different. Memory speed 550 to 1000, 8.8Gb sec to 16Gb sec, etc.. Are those two different cards/ or just different versions of the same card? Thanks for your help and quick response.


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You are correct the eVGA manufactured card appears not to use DDR3 memory which accounts for the lower Memory Bandwidth. I knew vendors were allowed to do this with 6600 chip cards but I did not realize that they were also allowed to do it with 6600GT cards.

The difference in effective memory speed also accounts for the difference in price.

MS reccomends 10GB/sec memory bandwidth for processing 1080i HDTV programs so the eVGA card may have some problems with HDTV programs.


Followin is a Link to the PNY 6600GT card which has the DDR3 Memory and which also has Component out in addtion to S-Video TV out.

http://www.pny.com/products/verto/pe...6600gtpcie.asp
 
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