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So then, the battle for today is, which is better?

In the blue corner we have the shiny new Nvidia 8600GT with 256MB of 128-bit GDDR3 memory, a 540MHz core, and 1400MHz on the memory - The price, £74 ($144 US)

In the red corner we have the ATi X1950Pro with 512MB of 256-bit GDDR3 memory, a 580Mhz core, and the same 1400Mhz on the memory - The price, £104 ($200 US)

Basically, what I'm asking is, which of these GPUs should I get? I'm replacing my 8800GTX for money reasons (well, the lack of it, and the need to pay parents off with bribes). I was bored, so I made it jazzy, and cool =P (What else am I meant to do at 3:20 in the morning?)
Thanks in advance guys !
    
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well if your getting a dx9 card id pick a 7900gs over a 1950pro. Volt mod it and they really own i pull 6680 in 3dmark06 with mine. Id get a 7900gs or the 8600gt.

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post #3 of 64
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Nice. Well, wouldn't more RAM be better. I'm not looking for OCing potential, I'm looking really for most RAM for about £100 ($197)
    
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post #4 of 64
more ram aint always better depends on speed of ram to and how high of a res you will play games at.
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post #5 of 64
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Well they're all GDDR3 RAM which runs at around the 1400Mhz mark.
I'd be playing at 1440x900.
    
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post #6 of 64
then 256 MB will be fine
post #7 of 64
the 1950pro is a much more powerful card it,s even better than the 8600gts .
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Mmm. Well, I'll be running Flight Sim X at the most it can go. I don't care much about OCing even though I have a very OCable system, but I'd rather have a decent PC that works, and won't break.
    
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post #9 of 64
I would go with the 8600GT. It's equal to an 7900GS in performance which right there says alot and the 8600GT is DirectX 10 capable which is another bonus.


8600GT for the win!
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post #10 of 64
There have been tons of test that show the 7900GS > X1950pro with a mild overclock. They can hit 600/800 easily, but even at 525/775, which is still a 75Mhz core increase, it takes the x1950pro.
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