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a conundrum, 128 vs 256

obso1337

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im upgrading my video card from a MSI 6600 GT to a 6800 GT. i have several cards listed and i am flexible on price totally, money is not an issue, but im not getting a 6800 ultra. my monitor is a good monitor, 13ms refreash rate and GREAT visual performance. the only bad thing is that it can only support video mode 1024x768. im not in the market for a new monitor, i love 1024x768 its just fine. so i was thinking, a 128 can do everything a 256 card can do at the resolution 1024x768. is it really that necessary to get a 256 and waste money, if im not hitting high resoultions? i can run hl2 and 4 AA now, but i want 16 AF and 6 or 8 AA in other games too. this is the reason for the upgrade. so the ultimate question, get a ASUS 6800 GT 128 meg for 300 dollars, or get a CHAINTEK 6800 GT 256 for the same price, the ram SPEED is the same, thats very important to keep in mind. im not familure with CHAINTEK at all, but i know ASUS is top-of-the-line stuff. why even get teh 256 and just use a top end vendor. if i am totally wrong or a idiot, please rant me and speak out i really need to decide. if you CHAINTEK and there good stuff lemme know, thanks all.
 

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a small update from some recent reasearch. chaintek 6800 GT memory is GDDR3. the ASUS is DDR. some speed or no? i might go with the chaintek now, opinions please!!!!! i cant find the features list on the chaintech card, does it have the normal 16 pipes and 1000 mem speed?
 

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If the asus uses DDR it's no GT, it's the 6800 GE (gamers edition) it's an overclocked 6800 with 256Mb. Never had a chaintek card (or other item) though I've never heard anything bad about them, as far as I know they're not a bad choice.
Personally I'd go with chaintek simply because it offers more for the same price.
 

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much appricated man thanks. anyother have something to say plz add it. and dan, i see you have a XFX card, i hear they overheat allot, ever have a problem?