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    speak Well-Known Member

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    Ok my new computer's Graphics card is a nVidia 7300 GeForce GS (PCI-E) and my old computer's Graphics card is a nVidia 6600 GeForce (AGP 8x). I was wondering which is the better one out of those two? This is bugging me cause Oblivion is apparently playing better on my old rather than my new one. :eek:
     
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    Ok my new computer's Graphics card is a nVidia 7300 GeForce GS (PCI-E) and my old computer's Graphics card is a nVidia 6600 GeForce (AGP 8x). I was wondering which is the better one out of those two? This is bugging me cause Oblivion is apparently playing better on my old rather than my new one. :eek:
     
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    you installed the drives on the new one? and whats the MB on the new one and old one?are they both GDDR3?
     
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    you installed the drives on the new one? and whats the MB on the new one and old one?are they both GDDR3?
     
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    All drivers are updated. The old one is 256 MB. The new on is 128 MB. -_-
     
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    All drivers are updated. The old one is 256 MB. The new on is 128 MB. -_-
     
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    hmm..If you could tell us the memory clock and core clock speeds of both we could tell you right away.

    Edit: I did some searching on Newegg.com and I found that the 6600 is running at a core clock of 300mhz where as the 7300 is running at 550mhz. Also, the memory clock for the 6600 is 500mhz and the 7300 is 810mhz.

    The prices for the 7300 are considerably lower than the 6600. I guess it's because the 7300's are 128mb cards.
     
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    the 6600 vanilla is better than the 7300 by a fair amount. the 6600GT isn't in the same league as the 7300. to put this in perspective, the 6600 has a 300mhz core with 8 pipelines and 500mhz vRAM, the 6600GT has a 500mhz core with 8 piplines and 1000mhz on the RAM. The 7300LE has something like 450mhz core with 4 pipelines and 533mhz on the ram

    the vRAM on it isn't the reason for this, it's the fact that the core on the 7300 blows. The GPU (and RAM bandwidth) affects gaming performance moreso than the quantity of vRAM in today's games
     
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    Xelink, when you say the 6600GT isn't in the same league as the 7300, which one is better? The 7300?
     
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    7300 is 64bit.
     
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    6600GT by a lot.

    64bit memory bandwidth doesn't seem to hurt lowend cards so much as it does higher end cards which are strained for bandwidth(of course it hurts the 7300, but not THAT much)
     
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    I know this. But the fact is that I believe the 7300 is also a 64bit card as opposed to the 6600 series which is 128bit.

    I think it makes a big difference in oblivion.
     
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    Good to know since I just picked up a PNY 6600GT for $110.00 CAD.
     

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