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Old 12-12-2007, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Difference between 8600gt and 8400gs

Im helping my sis buy a laptop from dell and its a $100 diff between an 8400gs and 8600gt.
My bro in law does light gaming and im wondering if its worth the extra 100 bucks.

games he might play

fifa, winning eleven, fear, maybe crysis, cod 4, nfs ps

i dont think he cares about maxing out settings, as long as he gets decent frame rates.

the laptop will have a 2.0 c2d with 2gb ram and running on xp...if that helps.

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Old 12-12-2007, 07:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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u cannot game any of that on an 8400gs
not sure about the 8600gt
i like the x1950 pro for light gaming
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i don't think a 8400gs can even run COD4... its worse than a 8500gt (which is a 7300gt which is pretty bad)but the 8600gt is way better.. .i can tell u that much (its like a 7600gt) get an x1900gt
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To tell you the truth, my 7300gt was more powerful than this 8500gt but yeah those games wont even run on an 8400gs.
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well those are my only 2 options.

My gfs laptop has an ati mobility radeom 1400 pro witha 1.6c2d and 2gb ram and games run pretty good.
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Default Re: Difference between 8600gt and 8400gs

don't think laptops have x1950's??

and 8600 gt is between a 7900gt and 7600gt... so its not so bad, you'll paly fear pretty good... go for the 8600gt

my 6800gs played fear pretty nice on 1280x1024 and thats abuot on par w/ the 7600gt... so if you want decent framerates stick w/ the 8600gt
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alright thanks guys.

i use to have the 7600gt and played fear and played it with pretty decent settings too.

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