Originally Posted by maroon1
8600GTS performs on par with X1950pro, but since 8600GTS is DX10 then I would put it above X1950pro
Why would you put 8600GT under 7800GT !!! In shader-intensive games like oblivion, 8600GT was performing better than 7900GS, and even better than X1950pro, so I don't think that 7800GT can even compete with 8600GT. 8600GT should be at least above 7800GT
The 8600GTS does perform on par but still is beat in just about every game. The fact that it is DX10 doesn't matter right now as there are no DX10 games.
The GT just becuase it has a nice shader and DX10 doesn't mean it's overall that powerful. The 128-bit memory bus limits both of the 8600 cards from performing very well with any AA or AF on. only in a few games do the 8600GT perform well and those are the shader intensive, but right now about 95% of the games the 7900GS is better than it which is basically just a beefed up 7800GT.
This is why at least for NOW those ratings are correct.