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Old 07-02-2008, 07:23 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Even worse...

It performs like a 6800gs, not thats bad or anything, just a bit older...
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:52 AM   #12 (permalink)
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900RR, I'm thinking about buying the card you linked to. I don't play games often, but when I do I rarely reach 25 FPS. I would just like something that would make everything run a little faster.
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:46 PM   #13 (permalink)
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8600GT 256MB GDDR3 is better than 8600GT 512MB GDDR2

EDIT: However, you can get 8600GTS for a good price
Newegg.com - Foxconn 8600GTS-256N GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:36 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Would you recommend the Foxconn over the KFA2 previously posted?

I'm actually not very knowledgeable when it comes to graphics cards. All I need is something that will get the job done.
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Ya GDDR3 is more powerful

Like Maroon said GDDR2 512mb < 256mb GDDR3 even in higher resolutions..

8600gts is a superior card than a 8600gt... its a better but not to say its the best... 8800gs for an extra $15 is really worth it but if its out of your reach the 8600gts is pretty good (so don't worry about the brand.. I'm pretty sure Foxconn are just Reference nVidia GPU's)
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Ok, I'll go with GDDR3 then. Would anyone see this as a potential good buy? I'm trying to stick with GDDR3 cards only, but I noticed that this one carries 512MB as opposed to 256MB while still keeping a low price.

Newegg.com - PALiT NE/86GTSxHD51 GeForce 8600 GTS 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Also, what exactly is the difference between PCI-E 2.0 x16 and just PCI-E x16?
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PCI-e 2.0 is a new interface, it'll still work with PCI-e X16 but most older cards can't use the extra bandwidth anyways... like yours in this case..

hmm I don't recommend that honestly... the 128bit Interface will probably cap the 512mb of RAM, and that RAM will be mostly useful at Higher resolutions, which the 8600gts isn't really capable of unless you drop some of the texture settings and stuff
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Alright, well then I guess I'll be buying the Foxconn. Thanks for all the help.
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Alright, well then I guess I'll be buying the Foxconn. Thanks for all the help.
Dude go with this card instead. It will beat any 8600GTS or 8600 series card.

Newegg.com - ASUS EN9600GSO TOP/HTDP/384M GeForce 9600 GSO 384MB 192-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

And its only 5$ more after mail in rebate.
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Ya since you were going to get that Palit Sonic 1gb, you should consider the GSO since you were about to pay that much
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