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post #1 of 14
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I kinda want 8800gts because it kicks ass and has DX10, but it's $280.

The 7950GT is DX9 (and it will be at least a year before dx10 only games are out) and looks like it has the specs to pwn up.

8600GTS is in the same price range as the 7950GT, DX10, but can it compete?

Advice. The reason I'm not completely sold on the 8800 is rice, so give me some perspective on the latter two.
post #2 of 14
i got 2 8600GTs and they kick @$$ and they are only for 136 each
post #3 of 14
the 8800gts will easily ouperform the 7950gt whether it has 512mb or 256
check orb stats at futurmark.com
if they are teh same price or around + or - 20 bucks, get the 8800gts
post #4 of 14
infact, a single 8800gts 640 meg beats my sli setup by a few thousand pts in 3dmark06. kinda sucks for me
post #5 of 14
The 8600GTS can't beat the 7950GT. But then again you can OC.
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8600gt sli will not even beat a single 8800gts either, infact sli 8600gt's wont beat 7900gs's in SLi. I score around 8500 in 3dmark06, find a 8600gt setup that beats that
post #7 of 14
If you want performance over Dx10 capability then get the 7950GT, if not then get the 8600GTS, although if you can afford it then I'd advise to get the 8800.
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If you're really pushing your budget with the 8800GTS, then don't get it, you'd need a better PSU than that Aerocool. Not one that has more wattage, but one that can handle the load with stability. And if you choose between 8600GTS and 7950GT, pick the 8600GTS if you plan to overclock. That card overclocks like a monster.

Of course then somebody would step in and say that you can voltmod a 7950GT and overclock even higher, but then you can voltmod a 8600GTS too and stay where a voltmodded 7950GT can't reach, performance-wise. However, at stock speed, 7950GT is little faster, but not by much. Also, the 8600GTS uses less power and is the coolest one in terms of heat. If you get the MSI one you pretty much don't need an aftermarket cooler for voltmod: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127284
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I bought my 8600gts and its amazing (from my 7300gs). Dont forget they can perform AA and AF at the same time and the 7 series cant. As stated the 8600gts can overclock to 1ghz core (proven by nvnews or something).
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Quote:
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(proven by nvnews or something).
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