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What´s better? Geforce 6800LE or 6600 GT (AGP)?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 7:52 am
by Scour

What´s the faster card, the 6600GT or 6800LE? I´m looking for benchmarks that compare this cards.

I heard that you can unlock the 6800LE and make them fast like a 6800, is that right?


PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 8:22 am
by Bhairav
The 6600GT AGP will be a better bet. The 6800LE is a neutered version of the 6800, with 8 pipelines, as compared to the 12 of the normal 6800 and 16 of the 6800GT and 6800 Ultra. You are probably referring to the unlocking of the 4 pipes in the normal 6800(non-LE) to get 16 and convert it into a 6800GT/Ultra using RivaTuner. Such a hack for the 6800LE is not possible right now.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 11:06 am
by LoneWolf
The 6600GT's memory clock is also higher than the 6800LE. Performance is better on the 6600.

As for 6600GT vs. 6800 non-ultra, they tend to be similar until you start loading the cards down by turning on AA/AF and going to high resolutions; at that point the GeForce 6800 non-ultra leads the two cards in performance.

bhair's post is entirely correct. In addition, not every Geforce 6800 non-ultra will do the softmod well. I can unlock the additional four pipelines on mine, but I get graphics corruption during 3DMark05. It's a gamble, not a freebie. Even so, the GeForce 6800 non-ultra still has twelve pipelines as opposed to the eight of the 6800LE and 6600GT.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 6:08 pm
by Scour
Thanks for all answers :)

My friend bought a 6800LE from Gainward because the shop didn´t have any 6600GT AGP.

But I read on a german site ( that some 6800LE can also be unlocked with a software (Riva Tuner?). Maybe he test it