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Old 03-16-2008, 01:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey which video would you say is better for gaming:
Buy the eVGA e-GeForce 8500GT 512MB PCI-E Video Card and other Computer video & TV tuner cards at circuitcity.com
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Buy the eVGA e-GeForce 8400GS 256MB PCI-E Video Card and other Computer video & TV tuner cards at circuitcity.com

Please note that i can only spend like 100$ and it HAS to be at circuit city. So that is why i picked those choices, not because its the best choice or deal.
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Between those, I'd definately go for the 8500GT because it had something like double the bandwidth of the 8400GS, and a larger bus. Also, it's a bigger card (assuming you're getting the 512 instead of the 256).
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8500GT is definitely better.
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I second them. Although it's a shame that it only has to be at Circuit City, because for your budget, you can get an 8600GT at newegg.com:
Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N751-TR GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
...for less.
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Default Re: Which video card is better?

If you need some other choices,
Buy the eVGA e-GeForce 256MB 7300GT Video Card and other Computer video & TV tuner cards at circuitcity.com
7300GT is like at 8500GT lvl.

Buy the Diamond Multimedia 256MB Viper X1650 Pro Video Card and other Computer video & TV tuner cards at circuitcity.com
x1650PRO, not as strong as the 8600GT, but still gets you some where without breaking your wallet.
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I have a 8500 GT in my other comp. It's not bad, 1 can run tf2 and cs:s pretty well. And i played the crysis demo on them and i remember it didnt look that bad.
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7300GT is like at 8500GT lvl.

No. Maybe a 7600GT though.
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No. Maybe a 7600GT though.
nope thats 8600gt level for the 7600gt, believe me 7300gt = 8500gt (with the 8500gt a little bit better)
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If you need some other choices,
Buy the eVGA e-GeForce 256MB 7300GT Video Card and other Computer video & TV tuner cards at circuitcity.com
7300GT is like at 8500GT lvl.

Buy the Diamond Multimedia 256MB Viper X1650 Pro Video Card and other Computer video & TV tuner cards at circuitcity.com
x1650PRO, not as strong as the 8600GT, but still gets you some where without breaking your wallet.
Wow, I must have died and walked into heaven. My cards are no longer being bashed.
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
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in my opinion nvidia doesnt put out like it used to
im rolling with
Valtek Radeon HD 2600 512 MB Ram AGP 8x good price to
and for gaming i get about 70-75 fps in Shattrath and rts games never lag
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