Is PNY Vcards any good?



Hi, I’m going to buy a new video card & processor mainly to play bf2 & upcoming games and found a good deal on newegg

I’m planing on getting the PNY Geforce 6600GT & AMD Athlon 64 3200+. Now I know that AMD 64’s are the best for me, but for the gfx card it’s my first time buying nvidia cards, so i was wondering if PNY is a good choice ? or is’t one of those that i need to stay away from?and why?
I’m not planning on overclocking or anything. For the gfx card’s memory, is there much of a difference between 128mb & 256mb? should I go with a card with 256bit instead of 128bit ?
I have 1 GB pc3200 Kingston & just bought this mobo

thnx in advance :stuck_out_tongue:


i have a PNY GFTi4200 64MB DDR card that still works fine after 4 or 5 years (just cleaned the fan and added Arctic Silver thermal compound within the last year)…

i like the EVGA cards personally…but check the warranty terms…check user experiences on various tech sites/forums…

the amount of memory you’ll want/need depends on what games you’ll be playing…games with higher res graphics will obviously benefit from more on-board VRAM but remember that a 256bit bus card with 128MB of RAM will have better bandwidth than a 128bit bus card with 256MB of RAM…so keep that in mind too…
(check out the External links at the bottom of the page as well)


Good info to remember.


I’m trying to find a 6600GT AGP with 256bit in newegg or zipzoomfly, but i cant find any for some reason…anyhow i think I’ll go with 128mb & 128bit Vcard…

edit: since I’m an ATI fan I didnt know about this, but from the guide u gave me it shows this

GeForce 6600 GT:

Core Clock: 500MHz
Memory Clock: 1000MHz (900MHz for the AGP version)
Pixel Pipelines: 8
Number of ROPs: 4
Vertex Processors: 3
Memory: 128MiB GDDR-3 memory on a 128-bit interface
MSRP, (RRP): $200 USD

does that mean they dont come in 256bit interface or something?


first of the msrp is wrong its between 149-160$, all geforce 6600gts are 128bit however its still a preety strong card and beats its competitor (x700 pro) , is it the best bang for the buck? probably however for a little more $$ newegg have this sweet geforce 6800 for 162$

usally you wouldnt find a 6800 for under 189$
and its not an le it have 16 pixel pipelines according to xfx site
an excellent deal in my opinion

look at this comparison
upto page 8


The performance difference between the 6600GT and the 6800 isn’t that great. When I was looking for a card, all the comparisons I read said the 6600GT actually out performed the regular 6800. I bought one because it was the best bang for the $ a couple months ago. Newegg still has the MSI NX6600GT-VTD128SP (1000 MHz clock rate) for $168 after rebate. I prefer MSI since they give you a 3 year warranty.


i was talkin on the regular 6800 not the GT


I have the non-gt version of the 6800 on my dell 8400. I can play all the newest games on it at the highest settings with no problems.


my evga 6800LE was actually a downclocked Ultra…flashed the BIOS and OC’d via coolbits and runs perfectly at 425/1150…what a steal for a little over $300 almost a year ago…