Re: HIS hd 2600xt 512mb price/performance
you're not looking in the right places, you need to find an online retailer that has prices up to date. an x1950PRO should be no more than $20 more than an inferior 8600GT... Forget the mid-range of this generation of graphics cards, IT'S GARBAGE. The 8600GT is a 7600GT in performance that can run DX10, it's not a good value at all, don't even consider it, the 2600XT is apparently worse...
Sapphire even has a 1950PRO selling for $157 canadian dollars!! The cheapest 8600GT that I could find (without mail-in-rebate) was $176!!!
I don't see why this same price ratio wouldn't translate to your New Zealand dollars
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