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Old 12-25-2008, 05:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would say the first one. more ram but a little less clock speed. What do you want to do with it and what is your price range?
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Old 12-25-2008, 06:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The HD 4670..

The 2600XT is a bit older and was used as a competitor for the 8600GT (which it still lost to)

the 4670 is a competitor to the 8800gs (also the 9600GSO, the rebranded version of the 8800gs)
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Undoubtedly the 4670, no contest.
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Default Re: Which card is better?

If the 2600 used to compete with the 8600 GT's, you'd think that the 3600 series would outperform the 8600 GT's. But they didn't......... so much for "newer" tech.

The 4670 is an awesome performer.

Can a sub-$100 graphics card get the job done? - The Tech Report - Page 1

But if you can afford to throw in another $15 or so. Then you should go with this card instead.

Newegg.com - MSI N9600GT 512M OC GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:15 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Couldn't agree more with these peeps, the HD 4670 is a clear cut champ compared to the 2600XT. Why don't you save up for a 4870?
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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4670
By far a winner in that contest, the 2600XT is like bare minimum yr old now gettin on a bit in GPU terms lol
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