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Old 01-20-2008, 05:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Cod4 is very well optimized, now crysis, that game eats my card alive lol. But i get really good fps in cod4. I took a couple vids, but the fps doesnt show up on them and theyre huge, and i cant compress em with movie maker cause my xp isnt "legit" lol, im gonna have to download a video converter.

In fragfests, yeah ive seen it drop down to 30 but for a split second, and with the slider on quality.
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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That 8600gt b1gapl posted looks like a great deal. So the Gddr4, 256 bit memory interface, and a faster core clock on the 2600xt wouldnt help?
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"Naming them would either make it clear that Linux is not infringing at all (which is quite possible, especially if the patents are bad), or would make it possible to avoid infringing by coding around whatever silly thing they claim,"

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Old 01-20-2008, 09:35 PM   #13 (permalink)
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That 8600gt b1gapl posted looks like a great deal. So the Gddr4, 256 bit memory interface, and a faster core clock on the 2600xt wouldnt help?
It would help a little, but not as much, since it's a low end card. If you want to save a little, the 8600GT is a good choice. Has a little more kick to it too.
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:37 PM   #14 (permalink)
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alright. I might be able to afford to buy two of these:
Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H260XTF256DDN-R Radeon HD 2600XT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

and crossfire them. would this be better?
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Crossfiring isn't worth it for low end cards. You might as well get one powerful card.
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What exactly is stream processors? The 8600gt has 32 and the 2600xt has 120.
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What exactly is stream processors? The 8600gt has 32 and the 2600xt has 120.
One thing you need to realize is that the architecture matters, not just core/memory speeds. The 8800s are based on either the g92/g80, which are both very powerful, hence why the cards and so good even at lower speeds than say an 8600gt. Like the 7300gt, when overclocked it basically became a 7600gs since they used the same core.

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Old 01-21-2008, 02:07 PM   #18 (permalink)
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This: Newegg.com - GECUBE HV195PG3-D3(RoHS) Radeon X1950PRO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail beats the 2600xt right?
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Old 01-21-2008, 03:09 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Yes, X1950pro is better than HD2600XT
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But for not much more you can get the hd 3850 which kills the x1950pro. And thats a bit expensive, you can find one cheaper.
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