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Old 05-23-2007, 08:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 7600gt to 8600gt worth it?

Hi, I have a 7600gt as of now and was wondering if this 8600gt is really worth the money or is the extra $130 worth it for an 8800gs er something.

Newegg.com - XFX PVT84JUDD3 GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
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Old 05-26-2007, 12:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 05-26-2007, 03:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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For that money I would go for a 7950GT...or spend some more and get a x1950xt...or spend some more and get a 8800GTS 320mb
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as above.

The 8600GT will perform the same in DX10 as the 7600GT does in DX9 probably
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yeah the x1950xt great or even better u could go for a gts 320mb.
8600gt isnt really a gaming card.
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Default Re: 7600gt to 8600gt worth it?

Here is a better video card for the same price after rebate
Newegg.com - BFG Tech BFGR7950256GTOCE GeForce 7950GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 OC HDCP Video Card - Retail


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I have a 7600gt
If you have 7600GT, then don't upgrade to 8600GT because you will not see any big difference.

I would get at least 8800GTS 320MB if you want to see a huge difference
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yeah if u gonna upgrade do it with style.
8800 series can help there
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btw I know someone who just got this setup:

-2 x 8600GT cards in SLI
-e6300@2.8ghz
-2gb ddr800

And got the following results:

3DM01 : 40500
3DM05 : 15023
3DM06 : 7871. SM2 : 3579, SM3 : 3058, CPU : 2441

Doom 3 : 1152x864, high detail, 8xAA, 8xAF - 71.5FPS

Lost Planet DX9 performance test : 1152x864, all high detail, no AA - 26FPS average

Which, IMO sucks.
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in lost planet i got 15-20 frames everything maxed out including aa. may i ask y 2 8600gt
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Some people like SLI.
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