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Q:How much of an Upgrade is 6800GS over Radeon9200SE?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kranky1, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. Kranky1

    Kranky1 Private E-2

    Hello, befor I purchase this video card I wanted to know how much of an upgrade would..


    ..be over my current 9200SE Radeon? I mean, would it be a dramatic upgrade or a slight upgrade, would I be able to notice the huge improvement? If not, what about this video card.


    Should I save for another $50 and grab the one above? Or maybe grab this 7600GT, but looking at the memory bandwith the 6800GS(33gb/sec) > 7600(22gb/sec)GT but the 7600GT also has 1400 memory clock..

    Can someone please help me out here? I'd greatly appreciate it if you would pick out a video card that would improve my gaming performance by quite a bit. Also if you may, please confirm what I need to connect the monitor to the video card(VGA? is my current connector I think, excuse me ;()

    I'm sitting on a budget of $240-$290.



  2. viper_boy403

    viper_boy403 MajorGeek

  3. Kranky1

    Kranky1 Private E-2

    Thanks for your reply bro, but I must go under my budget now down to $230 due to school :(. So you're sure I should grab the 6800gs? it seems decent after comparing it to the 7800GS so I think i'll grab that if someone else can vouche. Thanks ahead of time..
  4. prometheos

    prometheos Staff Sergeant

    Just like viper_boy403, I'm a huge fan of the 6800GS by XFX. When I first saw how high the framerates were on my brother's XFX GF6800GS-AGP, I had to have that card. I currently run a pair of XFX-GF6800GS-PCIe SLI cards and I'm a very contented gamer.:)

  5. Kranky1

    Kranky1 Private E-2

    Alright, that's it, i'm going to grab the card tomorrow lol. Thanks everyone for there replys and support.
  6. hopperdave2000

    hopperdave2000 MajorGeek

    The answer to the post's title (How much of an upgrade is....) is: H U G E ! ! ! ! !

    Viper- you nailed it again!

    hopperdave2000 :)

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