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Old 10-22-2007, 08:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,
Can somebody please tell me out of the two cards which one would be the better.
  1. Bliss 8600GT PCX 1024MB PCI-E
  2. Sapphire HD2600XT 256MB DDR4 PCI-E

I'm looking at the memory but have also heard that the 8600GT are very slow, BUT would it be a lot better than the Sapphire I've currently got?

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Shaun.
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Old 10-22-2007, 08:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Im assuming you mean that you have the second card??

If so, then do not get the 8600GT, it will only be around the same performance or possibly slightly better. The only possible reasons for it having 1GB of memory is either its geared toward workstation graphics (CAD etc) or its just a gimmick to make it look better.
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The memory doesn't affect their performance much. A gig on such a low end card, is useless. I think at stock, the 2600XT is more powerful. But I heard the 8600GTs can overclock real well. So depending on how far you get by overclocking it, the 2600XT should be the winner.
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