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can you match my score
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can you match my score
can you run DirectX 10?
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nope but im not big on vista either unless it gets ported to xp i probly wont use it much.
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8600s have their place the dx10 low-midrange card if your not planing on going to vista anytime id pass them up a 7900gs beats it. And if you get a real good card like mine volt modded 780mhz on core and 920mhz on memory i score 6641 on 3dmark 06.
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=2
A voltmodded 8600 can hit over 1Ghz core on air. VR-Zone did it and scored mid-7k on a 8600GTS. I can't imagine a GT being much worse, it's on par with the 7900GS before and after overclocking, plus the G84 core generally uses less power.

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nope but im not big on vista either unless it gets ported to xp i probly wont use it much.
Sorry but Microsoft isn't slowing the DX10 bus down even if you insist on using DX9. Jump on the bus or bite the dust.
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upgrade form 7600GT SLI? I'd GET 8600GT sli if i were u
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nope but im not big on vista either unless it gets ported to xp i probly wont use it much.
well say goodbye to proper gaming then, DX10 is the way of the future, and the game devs are making that push. Alan Wake wont run on DX9 so i hope you didnt want to run it
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upgrade form 7600GT SLI? I'd GET 8600GT sli if i were u
Cheaper and better would be a 640 MB 8800GTS. And Alan Wake looks lame. I'm getting DX10 for Crysis and UT3.
    
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Yes, I'd say that they are worth it for the price for DX10. I had a 7800gt and it died. XFX sent me 8600GTS to replace it. I like my 8600GTS and it beats my old 7800gt in DX9 hands down even in higher rez. I guess if you don't hand the cash, then it is a good choice. If you do , better to go for an 8800.
    
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so an 8600gt is better than any other card under 200$, like a 7950gt?
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No chance. Especially if you put it up against an X1950XT. The only reason to get an 8600GT against all other cards under $200 is to have DX10.

You can, however, get an 8600GTS, which would put you closer to that 7950GT or X1950XT.
 
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