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its for the main stream, also they probably sell em in bulk to other computer companies like gateway, hp, dell, Compaq, e machines, etc
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They arn't bad cards. I can run mine on stock settings in CS:S with everything turned all the way up (no HDR), 1280x1024, 4xMSAA and 16xAF and still get 100-150fps. It's a great card that still could use a little better drivers and will likely improve a little over time.
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Originally Posted by Dennisjr13 View Post
They arn't bad cards. I can run mine on stock settings in CS:S with everything turned all the way up (no HDR), 1280x1024, 4xMSAA and 16xAF and still get 100-150fps. It's a great card that still could use a little better drivers and will likely improve a little over time.
well thats cuz your running the GTS, thats the one thats worth getting, it compares to a 7900 in performance right?

the 85 and 86GT are... ehh...
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well thats cuz your running the GTS, thats the one thats worth getting, it compares to a 7900 in performance right?

the 85 and 86GT are... ehh...
I hate to break it to you, but the 86GT and 86GTS are essentially the same card, 8600GTS just uses external power.
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