View Full Version : 8600GT = 7xxx what?
12-15-07, 11:20 PM
ive googled this quite a bit, im looking for a nvidia card for a new build but i wont be using vista, so dx10 isnt really a big deal.
i was originally thinking to get an 8600gt but i was wondering what the comparable 7xxx line card is, if its cheaper i could then get a card better then that for the same budget.
i googled it and got mixed results so i was wondering if anybody could help shed some light on this
12-15-07, 11:25 PM
a 7900GS will most likely do better than a 8600gt for round the same price
open box for 110 bucks
but to be honest you should spend a lil more for like a 8800gt 256mb for a BUNCH more performance
12-16-07, 12:03 PM
hd3850 > x1950pro > 7900gt > 7900gs > 8600GT > 7600GT
12-16-07, 12:14 PM
I think the 6600gt fits in about equal with the 8600 and 8500.
12-16-07, 01:41 PM
According to anandtech.com an 8600GT is a little better than a 7900GS but is still a little way off 7950GT performance though.
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2970&p=4 It seems to be better in the newer shader intensive type games
Also a follow up review including a few more games http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2975&p=1
It's a bit of toss up I guess
12-16-07, 03:43 PM
HD3850 is best 'mid-range' card atm by far.
I would recommend that, or wait for a 8800GT-256mb, might be slightly more expensive, but more then worth the huge performance gains.
A 8600gts won't run many dx9 games fast enough to be 'happy' with, I used to have one and to this day I'm happy i was able to exchange it for store credit :) It felt like running top-end dx8 games on a Geforce4 420mx all over again - not a pleasant experience --at all--
Get the 'Ti' series and you won't be disapointed (8800GT, or HD3850)
But seems like a 7900GS is close to a 8600gts, and 7950GT > 8600gts if you're looking to compare them.
I beg to differ about a 8600gts not being able to run DX9 games fast enough to be happy with. I run a e6600, 2gb of RAM and a 8600m GT 512mb DDR2 and can play Call of Duty 4, 1680x1050, maxed settings, 0xaa/8xaf and it looks and runs beautifully. 20 ~ 30fps during intense moments is still very playable. On top of that, a GTS which is clocked way higher, and can be overclocked higher could crank out more frames than my GT.
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