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Old 01-21-2008, 03:25 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - GECUBE GC-HD3850PG3-D3R Radeon HD 3850 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
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Old 01-21-2008, 03:30 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Only $30 more, and more the twice the performance. Just cant be beat.
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:10 PM   #23 (permalink)
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whoa. I think i'll save up for another couple weeks and get that.
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:17 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I found a 512mb card

XFX GeForce 8600 GT Video Card - 512MB DDR2, PCI Express, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) DVI, VGA, HDTV, Video Card PVT84JYAJG at TigerDirect.com

its not expensive at all and a good bang for the buck

on TigerDirect.com Best Deals - Computer Parts, PC Components, Computers & Electronics you can find many cheap graphics cards

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gddr2 512mb < 256mb GDDR3 Card

Plus 8600gt really sucks in game performance, its just a 7600gt with DX10 Capability and PureVideo2, not that great, if you want the 8600gt, get the 7600gt instead, because even if you play DX10 games, its gonna struggle
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I would rather have gddr3 or gddr4 and 256-bit memory than gddr2 and 512mb video ram. I wish all cars could share memory with the system instead of just cards that suck.
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I would rather have gddr3 or gddr4 and 256-bit memory than gddr2 and 512mb video ram. I wish all cars could share memory with the system instead of just cards that suck.
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gddr2 on a gfx card is a big no-no.

Also just to clear something up, ALL the 2600xt's have a 128bit memory interface. They run on a 128x2 (256bit) internal ringbus, but they still have a 128bit interface.

They just do this to confuse the consumer :/ ...but yeah, if you can save up for a 3850 you'll be very pleased...it's in a completely other league compared to the 2600XT or 8600GT/GTS
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