Originally Posted by mobius
the x800xl is much better than the 6600gt... the 6600gt is slightly better than the 9800pro..
heres my rig
p4 3.2e w/zalman 7000b-cu w/as5
2x512 ddr400 OCZ rev2 (2-3-3-6)
1x200gb WD 8m 7200 ata
2x250gb WD 8m 7200 sata
fortron bluestorm 500w
ati x800xl agp (490/400) w/ omega 2.6.71 drivers (latest)
3DMark 03 = 10,133
3DMark 05 = 4,912
my 9800pro got like 1/2 of those numbers on the same system, and i had the 6600gt oc for 2 weeks and it did like 60% of those numbers
i got my x800xl for 299 cdn
I get around 8800 in 3DMark 03 with the 6600 GT OC compared with about 6700 with the 9800 Pro. Keep in mind that those results are just as much dependent on CPU than GPU. But benchmarks don't tell the whole story. IMHO the 6600 GT is more than "slightly" better than the 9800 Pro, it's completely different and more at ease with the latest games. I paid $299 US for the 6600 GT but that was back when it was a brand new release. It's cheaper now. And to think that when I had bought the 9800 Pro I had paid over $400 US for it. But back then it was worth every penny. The X800XL was not available at the time otherwise I may have chosen it instead. The X800 series was way overpriced at the time. No way I'd ever shell out $700 for a video card unless I win the lottery.