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Old 06-10-2007, 07:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i have been stuck on choosing two graphics the Nvidia 8600GTS 256mb and the Nvidia 8800GTS 320mb. I am not sure if the Nvidia 8600GTS would be able to handle resolutions of 1680 x 1050 for moderate gaming on vista? also thats why i am leaning towards the 8800GTS because it easily supports games at that resolution. but the 8800GTS also streches my budget by quite a bit and the 8600GTS fits in perfectly.

So can you please tell me if the 8600GTS would be perform good at the resolution of 1680 x 1050 with gaming and vista or do i need to get 8800GTS to enjoy a moderate gaming and vista on the widescreen??

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Old 06-10-2007, 09:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The 8600GTS would struggle at that resolution, with the new games. Definitely go for the 8800GTS 320mb.



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The 8600GT is great for people with smaller screens, like myself, as I have a 17" LCD, and I can't go over 1280x1024. It really does perform decent at those resolutions.

However, if you're going with higher resolutions such as the one you mentioned, I really would go with the 8800GTS.
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ya if u use... a 19 inch widescreen or less, time to get a 320 mb gts (8800) otherwise any higher u stepup to a 640, but 1280 1024 is a more resolution for a 8600gts
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ok man heres the deal, if u want "moderate" gaming go with the 8600 thats what i have right now. I have vista 2.4 ghz duo 2 gigs corsair 22inch moniter etc and i get 40-50 fps on bf 2142 at absolute max settings i get 25 or lower on supreme commander. it really depends do you want the best of the best? if so the 8800 is a must if you are content with this years and last years games and dont plan to do any seriously demanding gaming then get the 8600 to tell you the truth i thought the 86 was ok for me but now im getting the 8800 gtx its up to you. and yes it does run games relativly well in 1680 x 1050
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get the 88gts its only a little more and it gets alot more performance
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Get the 8800. The 8600 isn't very good for gaming despite it's higher cost. A similarly priced DX9 card would give you better performance. Besides, the 8800 is only a little more and it'll spank the 8600.

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