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Old 01-20-2008, 01:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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It looks like this 2600xt is the best that I can afford (must be <$100)

Newegg.com - GECUBE GC-XHD2600XTG4-D3 Radeon HD 2600XT 256MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

it has 256 bit interface, gddr4! and 256mb memory.

It doesn't say anything about the 2600xt's stream processors or anything important, so could anyone tell me if this is as good as i can get for the price?
if not PLEASE suggest something better.
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That looks pretty good. Although GDDR4 and a 256bit memory interface, isn't necessary for a low end card.

Here's another suggestion, that's cheaper:
Newegg.com - XFX PVT84JUDF3 GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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wow the price drop on that 256mb 8800 gt is amazing compared to what i paid for my 512's....
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wow the price drop on that 256mb 8800 gt is amazing compared to what i paid for my 512's....
That's an 8600GT 256.
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hahaha, after you said 8800gt, i was like.. for 100 bucks...ill buy 12

then i noticed 8600
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just save for the 8800GT 256mb....you wont regret it.
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It looks like this 2600xt is the best that I can afford (must be <$100)

Newegg.com - GECUBE GC-XHD2600XTG4-D3 Radeon HD 2600XT 256MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

it has 256 bit interface, gddr4! and 256mb memory.

It doesn't say anything about the 2600xt's stream processors or anything important, so could anyone tell me if this is as good as i can get for the price?
if not PLEASE suggest something better.
only problem is that is the rebate, what if it doesn't come in, you still have to consider that, but the 8600gt does out perform the hd2600xt by a good bit
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just save for the 8800GT 256mb....you wont regret it.
Not at all, everyones all like "no, it has to be 512mb, 256mb struggles" and when i show my benchmakrks, theyre like "oh" lol. Especially when i upgrade to the 5000+.
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^tbh I'm still a bit skeptical with just random screens. I can give you screens where my 3850 is doing 40fps in all very high settings on Crysis...but it doesn't mean much. Also multiplayer maps have less detail and are optimized for having tons of poeple on the screen at once.

That's why before when I showed my FPS I recorded a whole video
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