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Old 06-11-2007, 11:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was looking at a couple of places online to buy a nice computer for around
$1000. The one I built online would have 2 Geforce 8500GT cards. Would it be worth it to shell out another $200 for a Geforce 8800 instead, or would the 2 8500's be sufficent enough to carry me for a while for my gaming needs, (like Guild Wars, CS:S, ect). Thx, and if anyone has any experience with the 8500's that would be great.

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The 8500GTs suck for gaming. The 8800GTS would be way better. Although the 8500GT would suffice for CSS and Guild Wars.
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CSS and guild wars are VERY VERY easy games to run at high frames a second, any of the 8 series would suffice, however i would strongly suggest that you shell out for the 8800, 8500s suck and those 2 games arent the only thing you will ever play.
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I was just listing the games I currently play. But that in no way is what I want to judge performance on (I can run both at high settings now with a P4 and a 6600GT). I definitly want this new computer to stand the test of time, and be able to carry me to say GW2 (in about 2 years) or anything else I would want to play. Thx for the replies.
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A 8600GTS or even an 8600GT is faster than 8500's in SLI I believe. Yes, it's worth it to shell out for the 8800
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an 8500gt has 16 shaders, 8800gts has 96, and the gtx has 128...you do the math....

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8800GTS is at least 4 times faster than 8500GT

And remember that SLI doesn't give twice the performance. You need to have about 8 8500's in octo-SLI in order to get a performance similar to 8800GTS
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an 8500gt is like a 7300le of the 8 series. its not going ne where in the gaming world. any 8800 will kill 2 of those things
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Yea....the 8500GT is more of a media card. Although I've read that it has better decoding capabilities.
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lol Guild Wars runs on my laptops geforce go fx5200 32mb Definitely not a demanding game....
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