Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Surfy, Mar 8, 2008.
oh boy, how I miss the good old day with my 6800GT
Dude you'd be surprised...
I could run crysis on all low and res on 800 x 600 on my old radeon x300
Yea those were happy times. When a new driver would fix problems and not cause ten times more problems (ati)
I had the 6800nu 128mb unlocked to 16/6 and overclocked as far as she'd go.
i had my asus extreme 6800U with the nice blue led, dam that thing was so sweet. on my toss around PC i have a MSI 6800GT. but it wont overclock anywhere nere my ultra =/
I dont agree that the FX series was absolute crap at all. So what??? The 9700/9800pro/xt's mighta got 100 FPS in HaloPC w/o vsyc...guess what so did my 5900XT yes the XT aka slow model. 3dmark was the big thing then, and it gave the FX a bad name. Every game i ran i had no problems with my FX.
While im not denying the FX series was not as fast, it did have the great IQ, and it was fast enough to hold my vsync.
the 6800's are still very good. im running a 5900lx in my second rig and it plays dawn of war great and lotr2 at respectable settings.
i had a 6800 dont know what type but i loved it sure it overheated sure it played ghost recon advanced only on low but it was cheap when i bought it and lasted me a good long time but once you start buying expensive cards it hard to get out the habbit
My 6800LE died last week... Last time
Wasn't a big suprise....
Runned 16x1, 5 450/950 on 1.5volt for gpu and condensator mod on memory's And NV5 silencer
Yea i had zero problems out of my FX cards, i have 3 of them, they all still work, 2 are still in old PC's that play most games just fine.
all are BFG FX5950UT, FX5700UT and FX5600 (256), all are AGP but never had any problems out of them, other than i got the 5600 thinking it was good, because it had 256 Vram vs the other 5600 with 128, it still was a poor gaming card.
But i soon got the 5700UT and it rocked every thing i was playing UT2004/CD1/Planet side, WarcraftIII.
Then i got a new PC(AMD Athlon 3200+) and got a FX5950Ultra from a friend for $250.00, Newegg screwed up and sent him 2 BFG FX5950Ultras for the price of 1, so i paid half for it.
I think a big reason ppl felt that the FXs was a bad, was the ATI 9800 was a very very good card, it spanked Nvidias 5950UT with ease, but i even got 2 9800pro cards, both died and the MOBO died to, so that was my last ATI card.
I was 'fell' for the 256MB 5600 vs 128MB 5600. problem was the clockspeed on the RAM was exactly the same as on my Geforce 2 GTS.
Turned out games were similar (or slower by a few frames) except for those that took advantage of the new features on the GPU, vs the GTS.
Beyond Good & Evil became a slide show at 1024x768 when playing the 'end' levels with all the fog/smoke around. Now that's sad.
I also played Pirates of the Caribbean (the RPG one that was orignally slated to be Sea dogs 2 - or something along that line - and it also performed poorly).
I bought those heatsinks for the RAM and tried to overclock. Not even 5 mhz gain was possible without graphical corruption on UT2003.
My 6600 GT was wow after that!!!!
I still use my watercooled BFG 6800 Ultra in my other computer, runs great. It's the limited first release one that came with the 470Mhz core. My stepson uses that computer now, runs crysis pretty good, but he's jealous of my 8800GTX, so he want's an upgrade now lol! Anyone wanna buy a 6800 Ultra with lifetime warranty, original and DangerDen water block hehe
Can you believe I did test my old Geforce FX 5900XT 128 MB out with Oblivion and well the performance was Pathetic.
On complete LOW settings i was getting say 1 to 5 FPS a second. This makes me wanna get out that old PC and try more games lol. I also tested Fear on my 5900XT as well and i had the same result in DX9 mode LOL.
hehe, former 5900XT user here too, it didn't last a year (immediately bought a 6600GT)
heh..good old ultra... i just dont understand..hm..in that page i clearly see.. power requirement 480watt minimum!!!!
i with my 6800u POV and 350watt lived quite greatly..
now its time to change graphics card..
im pretty sure this huge power crase is rubbish im running on a 485 with no touble at all. i find it very hard to beleive we all need 1100watts
yeahhhh gotta love the 6800 series. sorry it took me so long to post but i was running it at 1152 rez.
anyone here have that rare 6800 Ultra 512???
OCers and enthusiasts. Get stonger hardware, so that when you stress it, it doesnt take a massive chunk out of reliability.