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post #1 of 22
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Well I have convinced my self to stay under $200 for a video card so I can not buy a 8800gts I will have to wait for the price drop later on this year. I just sold my computer and I am building a new one so I am trying to choose between these 2 cards.

Sapphire x1950xt 256mb
or
MSI 8600gts 256mb

-If I could go without a computer for a couple months I would wait for the price drop but I cant. So I decided to sell the card or give it to a friend when I buy a 8800gts.
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post #2 of 22
Go with the GTS, or maybe the 2600 when it comes out
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post #3 of 22
8600GTS is your best bet for as of now.
post #4 of 22
what the hell. are you guys drunk or something? your reccommending an 8600GTS over an X1950XT????? You should all be ashamed
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post #5 of 22
Just beacuase of DX10. Tell me, do you preffer DX10 compability over performance? An X1950XT will smoke the 8600gts in any game.
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post #6 of 22
like i say to everyone else who reccommends an 8600GTS becuase of DX10 compatibility is, just think about it. do you really think when directx10 becomes mainstream in 1.5years-ish time that an 8600gts will even be ABLE to play a game in dx10 rendering mode comfortably? So you'd resort to using DX9 mode anyway, and becuase the X1950XT is better in DX9 the X1950XT would STILL win.

X1950XT gets my vote anyday
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post #7 of 22
The 8600GTS is more future proof, but will get ruined by the X1950XT in DX9 gaming.
And about the HD2600s, I have a bad feeling they are going to be disappointing as well. The only thing they might be able to do is lower prices. Or raise them, like the 2900XT did to the 8800GTS 320
 
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post #8 of 22
The MSI 8600gts 256mb id go for it!! DX10 But if you want to play DX9 games only then get the X1950XT.
 
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post #9 of 22
guys seriously. Lik i previously said, do you really expect to play DX10 games comfortably in a year on a card that struggles to play DX9 games today?
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post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by Cyph3r View Post
guys seriously. Lik i previously said, do you really expect to play DX10 games comfortably in a year on a card that struggles to play DX9 games today?
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