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Is 1 8600GT Better Than 2 8500GT?

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I was planning to buy the following so I could give SLI a go...

2 x 256MB Leadtek 8500GT, PCI-E (x16), Mem 800 MHz, GPU 490 MHz (c. £110)

It has been suggested that a better solution would be to go for 1 x 256MB 8600GT (or a 320MB 8600GTS - but thats outside my budget) instead.

I was thinking of the...

256MB XFX 8600GT, PCI-E (x16), Mem 1400 MHz, GPU 540 MHz. (c. £100)

Would the XFX 8600GT be better than the 2 x 8500GT cards, and if so why.

Also has anyone seen a good review of the XFX 8600GT?

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post #2 of 9
get the 8600 then down the line sli that.

thats your best bet
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blackeagle is right. get the 8600GT, if you can, push for the 8600 GTS
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The 8600GTS would be way better because it uses external power and has better OC results.
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8500GT is half of the card the 8600 gt is
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Thanks for your input guys.

I managed to find a review of the XFX 8600GT XXX which is the factory overclocked version of the XFX 8600GT (which the reviewer managed to overclock a little more) - so I feel happy going for the regular XFX 8600GT.

I better go and change my wish list

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I just got myself the 8600GT i few weeks ago works great i play the latest games all on high 8600GT it is
 
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Most likely, none of the 6/7/8|500 were great.
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Originally Posted by Anth0789 View Post
I just got myself the 8600GT i few weeks ago works great i play the latest games all on high 8600GT it is
finally someone with a brain
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