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post #1 of 21
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I've been shopping for awhile for a DX10 card...

i think, i have narrowed it down to these two options...

1. Two of these?

-------OR--------

2. One of those?

All i want to spend is around $300 so getting a second one of "those" isnt anything i'm interested in...

having 2 of the 8600GT's gives me 512mb vram. One of the 8800GTS's only gives me 320mb vram...

I know that the 8600GT's can oc like mad!! that would be the only reason why i would get them...

So, lets say i could get each one of these 8600GT's at ~850mhz core, and 1000mhz mem. Would this be a better option than one 8800GTS??

which setup do you think would score more in 3Dmark06?? with my sig rig...
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post #2 of 21
8800gts 320
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post #3 of 21
one of those
post #4 of 21
1 88800 would whop 2x8600.
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post #5 of 21
Get the one 8800, because single card gets you more for the money, plus if you ever need more, you can buy another one, or step up.
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post #6 of 21
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even with two 8600GT's at 1 gig core and 2 gigs mem??

I'd think at those speeds a pair of 8600GT's could give a 8800GTS a run for its money??!!??!
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post #7 of 21
no, no, they wouldn't...
post #8 of 21
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im google'ing for some benches of a super clocked 8600 compared to a 8800GTS... not having any luck...

anyone?
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post #9 of 21
Just trust us, if you pick the 2x8600 it's basically 2 slightly better 7600 with DX10, The 8800 would smoke them no doubt about it.
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post #10 of 21
8800 Ftw !
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