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bullzi

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Im more of an Nvidia person myself, but i've looked at prices and notice ATI is considerably cheaper, what is a good 8600gt equivalent in ATI? or 8800GT in ati? i think for my next dual core build im going to use ATI and AMD, maybe ATI crossfire eventually...

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Kyle
 

MikeReiner

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Hmm.. I really don't know that there is a 8800GT equivalent. there is the 3780.. it's a little bit cheaper and performs a little less.. but price-performance ratio is pretty solid.

If your just going for a cheap system, then I guess AMD is a decent choice. But if your gonna do some serious gaming, I'd suggest saving for an intel core 2 duo or core 2 quad.

I'm pretty happy with my 4200 X2.. but Unreal Tournament 3 is bottlenecked by it.. so yeah. My next system is gonna be Intel unless AMD gets their shit together (and judging by phenom, that isn't going to happen anytime soon.)
 

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Im more of an Nvidia person myself, but i've looked at prices and notice ATI is considerably cheaper, what is a good 8600gt equivalent in ATI? or 8800GT in ati? i think for my next dual core build im going to use ATI and AMD, maybe ATI crossfire eventually...

Thanks,
Kyle
I do know the equivelent to the 8600 and its the x1950pro BUT its dx9 .. on another note it performs better on benchmarks.
 

bullzi

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ya, i can def. not afford a core 2 duo or quad, thats why im doing a x2 4200 which ill oc as much as possible, im just torn between dual nvidia's or dual ati's ive heard crossfire is more effective than sli and ati is WAY cheaper...
 

ohnoes

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i myself wouldnt get a ati card. if you want one for a equialent of the 8800 series, get a 2900 for a bit less peformance
 
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