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Originally Posted by sandiegoskyline View Post
200 range will remain X1950XT, 7900GS will be added to $175 range.
Additionally, the 8600GTS is not worth it unless its $175-$180. The 8600GT will be put up when it falls to about $125.
see thats not right, the 8600GT keeps pace with the 1950pro and 7900GS, rather well i might add.
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From Legion Hardware
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Now has the 8600 GT carried on the success of the 6600 GT and 7600 GT graphics cards? Not at all, the 8600 GT is a joke in my opinion and does not deserve to be part of the x600 GT series. If anything, what we have see here today should have been performance delivered by the 8500 GT, not the 8600 GT. The results really spoke for themselves, as the GeForce 8600 GT was 12% slower in Far Cry, 17% slower in F.E.A.R, 7% slower in X3: Reunion and 19.5% slower in Company of Heroes. The only two games that the 8600 GT came out on top in was Prey (15.5%) and Supreme Commander (27.5%), making a two out of six effort very poor indeed.
Making matters worse is the glaring fact that the new GeForce 8600 GT currently costs $170 US where as the 7600 GT can easily be had for $110 US. This means for the extra $60 US you only get Direct X10 support, which is pretty much useless at this point in time. In fact, it will be a while before quality DX10 games out weigh DX9 games, so what is the point of the 8600 GT? As far as we can see there is no point, it’s a dud! There is little to no reason for anyone to invest $170 US into a mid-range DX10 graphics card now. Especially given by the time quality DX10 games are out, mid-range supporting graphics cards will be much faster and even cheaper!
The 8600 GT has been a massive disappointment and has tarnished the reputation of the once elite x600 GT series from Nvidia. This just goes to show that without competition consumers really suffer and many are up in arms about the 8600 series performance. These same consumers are blaming Nvidia for the release of an unexciting mid-range product series, claiming to hold off for AMD’s offerings. This is a little ironic given this could be viewed more as AMD’s fault than Nvidia’s due to the complete lack of competition from AMD.
The sad truth is that neither company is here to impress us with their products, rather their only real mission is to make a profit. Therefore without competition there is no need for Nvidia to spend more money developing a better product that will make them less profit. Instead they have developed an average product that will most likely make them more profit per sale. Currently Nvidia is dominating the high-end market and their existing GeForce 7 series products are doing very well in the mainstream segment, so they have little need for the GeForce 8600/8500 series. Nevertheless, shame on Nvidia for trying to sell us such a lemon!
The 8600GT can barely keep up with a 7600GT, and is outperformed by a 7600GT most of the time. Maybe you should research before requesting changes, no?
 
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post #123 of 325
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Originally Posted by sandiegoskyline View Post
From Legion Hardware
The 8600GT can barely keep up with a 7600GT, and is outperformed by a 7600GT most of the time. Maybe you should research before requesting changes, no?
legion hardware, this is a joke right, please tell me this is a joke.

Go to anand tech, guru3d, any reputable web review site and you will find the 8600GT is an amazing mid range card often times out preforming the 7900gs and 1950pro in shader intensive games.
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post #124 of 325
Are you sure you mean 8600GT? Because both Anandtech and Guru3D show that it won't beat a 7900GS in real-world performance in most cases. The only place where it comes ahead is in 3DMarks, but that is purely a synthetic benchmark.
Let the prices drop, and the 8600 series will be on the list.

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So in short, both the 8600 GT and GTS are "okay" performers. The one thing that needs to happen for the mainstream user to really accept it is simple. Prices will need to go down. Imagine that GTS at a 150 USD price point. I honestly would have written this article like a wild puppy sniffing it's first ***** in heat! But that's just not the case.
 
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post #125 of 325
go read my post in 8600GT is crap, because i just showed that in the modern games and whats comming, that the 8600GT and 8600GTS do shine, its the shader intensive titles comming that this card is geared at, the kind of games that make these last gen cards cry
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post #126 of 325
8600GT added to $150 catagory. Reasons:
H.264 hardware decode
cheaper
overclockable
DX10
low, low power consumption

The 8600GTS, however, doesn't look so good at over $200.
 
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MSI 8600GTS

179.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127284

8600GT now below 150 at 136
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8600GTS added to $200 catagory
 
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ust one more complaint, the 8500GT sells for under 100, and benches with the 7600GT in numbers and in games

97.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125062
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Can I see some reviews of it?
 
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