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Just wondering,

1) Will a E4300 or E6300 bottleneck a 8600GTS or a 7950GT?

2) Which is better 8600GTS or 7950GT @ 512 MB?

Thanks,
Inthlon.
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post #2 of 4
1. The E4300 might, but you can always overclock it
2. I've heard they're nearly the same performance. So, 8600GTS if you're ever planning to go DX10 in the future (though I don't think DX10 games will run well on this card) or a 7950GT if you're just playing DX9 games.
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post #3 of 4
1) not if you use its overclocking potential

2)in dx9 the 7950gt will be slightly better, but the gts has dx10 and is roughly 79gt/gto equivalent in dx9

Edit: TaiDinh beat me to it. Bottom line: overclock the cpu
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i don't believe the bottlenecking issue will come from the proc for the 8600gts. it runs off a 128-bit memory interface, so it'll hit a performance plateau when the graphics get pushed pretty much regardless of the clocks. i don't have any proof tho, just my opinion.

well for future compatibility the 8600gts does have dx10 in its favor, but performance-wise i'd put my money on the 7950gt if they were playing the same dx9 game on the same settings.
you could always get an evga 7950 and step up a month or two down the road if you want a better card.
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