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Old 06-23-2007, 08:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 8800 GTS vs 8600 GTS

I know, the 8800 kills the 8600, but listen up!

I don't want to spend the redundant amount of $280 for the 8800 GTS when I don't need that much ammunition when THE most harshest program I'll use is CS:S, every now and then photoshop.

Since I'm going to be mostly around media encoding/decoding, I heard the 8600 is better for it, should I get spend $280 for the 8800 and wait until a Service Pack for Windows comes out and put it to better use then, or get the 8600 now with XP for $160?
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if your only gona use CSS just get the 8600gts, its almost as good as the 7600gt, so it should do fine if you wana do any other games...
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Yes...I believe the 8500/8600 series are better at media encoding/decoding, with their Purevideo2 engine over the Purevideo of the higher end 8 series.(Is this correct?). It will handle CSS easily, and it is better than the 7600GT.
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yeah the 8800 is overkill. just get an 8600 that way if u decide to go vista later on youll have enough cash to throw in another 2 gigs of ram.
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if your only gona use CSS just get the 8600gts, its almost as good as the 7600gt

On average, 8600GTS is as good as 7900GS, if not better
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On average, 8600GTS is as good as 7900GS, if not better
I thought everyone was saying how bad the 8600gt was, and the gts is barely better... so ok whatever :?
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its actually significantly better for the $30 price difference
GT = core clock 620
GTS = core clock 675

GT = memory clock 1600
GTS = memory clock 2000
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I own a 8600GTS and it is great value for money.

I used ATITool to overclock it and got:
808mhz core at 76 degrees C
1167mhz memory at 76 degrees C

I did have an exhaust working on the card when I did it tho, knocked off about 5 degrees C.

I overclock it at 700/1045 when I play games, video edit, etc.

Get high 190s FPS on CS:S video stress test.
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GT = core clock 620
GTS = core clock 675

GT = memory clock 1600
GTS = memory clock 2000
Those are not stock speeds ^^


GT
Clock speed: 540MHz
Shader speed: 1180MHz
Memory speed: 1400MHz

GTS
Clock speed: 675MHz
Shader speed: 1450MHz
Memory speed: 2000MHz
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Yes...I believe the 8500/8600 series are better at media encoding/decoding, with their Purevideo2 engine over the Purevideo of the higher end 8 series.(Is this correct?). It will handle CSS easily, and it is better than the 7600GT.
apparently it doesn't actually work lol the decoding is rawt with errors so I would say a 7 series card instead
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