Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › 8600GTS vs. Geforce 7 Series
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

8600GTS vs. Geforce 7 Series - Page 3

post #21 of 31
Get X1950XTX if you're just going to used DX9 but if you're going to use DX10 in the future, get HD2900XT
post #22 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by hereonyourown View Post
Get X1950XTX if you're just going to used DX9 but if you're going to use DX10 in the future, get HD2900XT
HD2900XT is nice, but pricey. An 8800GTS 320MB will do just fine
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
  hide details  
Reply
post #23 of 31
Both versions of the GTS are better options price/performance wise as opposed to the 2900XT. Though the latter can outperform both, it is still a bit too expensive for that range imo.
In The Works
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D e6600 (3.3ghz) Asus P5Q (P45) eVGA 8800GTS 320mb (670/1000) 2x1GB G.Skill HK (900mhz @ 5-5-5-15) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 640GB (OS) / WD AAKS 500GB + WD JS 250GB Sony DVD-RW Vista Ultimate 32bit Dell E207WFP (1680 x 1050) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Basic Dell ;> Corsair HX520w Modular Modded CM Centurion 590 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
XPS pad 
  hide details  
Reply
In The Works
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D e6600 (3.3ghz) Asus P5Q (P45) eVGA 8800GTS 320mb (670/1000) 2x1GB G.Skill HK (900mhz @ 5-5-5-15) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 640GB (OS) / WD AAKS 500GB + WD JS 250GB Sony DVD-RW Vista Ultimate 32bit Dell E207WFP (1680 x 1050) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Basic Dell ;> Corsair HX520w Modular Modded CM Centurion 590 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
XPS pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #24 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aura View Post
Both versions of the GTS are better options price/performance wise as opposed to the 2900XT. Though the latter can outperform both, it is still a bit too expensive for that range imo.
Well.. the HD2900XT is only $30 more than the 8800GTS 640MB (since they went up in price lately).

So that decision is a bit harder.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
  hide details  
Reply
post #25 of 31
Hmm, yeah I suppose so. I haven't looked at prices for the 640mb version in quite some time; I was too interested looking for the right 320mb model .

For only $30 more, I'd say the 2900 would be worth it then.
In The Works
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D e6600 (3.3ghz) Asus P5Q (P45) eVGA 8800GTS 320mb (670/1000) 2x1GB G.Skill HK (900mhz @ 5-5-5-15) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 640GB (OS) / WD AAKS 500GB + WD JS 250GB Sony DVD-RW Vista Ultimate 32bit Dell E207WFP (1680 x 1050) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Basic Dell ;> Corsair HX520w Modular Modded CM Centurion 590 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
XPS pad 
  hide details  
Reply
In The Works
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D e6600 (3.3ghz) Asus P5Q (P45) eVGA 8800GTS 320mb (670/1000) 2x1GB G.Skill HK (900mhz @ 5-5-5-15) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 640GB (OS) / WD AAKS 500GB + WD JS 250GB Sony DVD-RW Vista Ultimate 32bit Dell E207WFP (1680 x 1050) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Basic Dell ;> Corsair HX520w Modular Modded CM Centurion 590 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
XPS pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #26 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aura View Post
Hmm, yeah I suppose so. I haven't looked at prices for the 640mb version in quite some time; I was too interested looking for the right 320mb model .

For only $30 more, I'd say the 2900 would be worth it then.
eVGA, nothing else compares.

If you get Nvidia, you get eVGA, its really that simple
My Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i-4790k GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK eVGA GTX 970 FTW 8GB G.Skill Trident X 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Intel 180GB SSD Windows 7 Pro Dell Ultrasharp 24" eVGA 850 G2 
Case
Corsair 750D 
  hide details  
Reply
My Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i-4790k GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK eVGA GTX 970 FTW 8GB G.Skill Trident X 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Intel 180GB SSD Windows 7 Pro Dell Ultrasharp 24" eVGA 850 G2 
Case
Corsair 750D 
  hide details  
Reply
post #27 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Intervention View Post
eVGA, nothing else compares.

If you get Nvidia, you get eVGA, its really that simple
Bullish statement. XFX offers the same stuff as eVGA without the step-up program (which is kinda dumb since you can save more by sellings your old card yourself and buying a new one) but has the double lifetime warranty.
rawr
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E2180 3.21ghz 1.425v Gigabyte P35-DS3L eVGA 8600GT 635/1432/814 2GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.10 250GB Asus DVD-RW Vista Ultimate 64/Arch Linux 64 Viewsonic VA1912wb 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft 500 Corsair VX550 CM 690 Razer Diamondback 
  hide details  
Reply
rawr
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E2180 3.21ghz 1.425v Gigabyte P35-DS3L eVGA 8600GT 635/1432/814 2GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.10 250GB Asus DVD-RW Vista Ultimate 64/Arch Linux 64 Viewsonic VA1912wb 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft 500 Corsair VX550 CM 690 Razer Diamondback 
  hide details  
Reply
post #28 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Intervention View Post
eVGA, nothing else compares.

If you get Nvidia, you get eVGA, its really that simple
Heh, that is exactly what I did. MSI had a nice model that was factory oc'd a bit for just a bit more, but I luckily started thinking correctly and went with the base eVGA; I was going to further overclock regardless.

With the step-up program, great price, excellent warrantee, and easy return policy it should have been a no-brainer.
In The Works
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D e6600 (3.3ghz) Asus P5Q (P45) eVGA 8800GTS 320mb (670/1000) 2x1GB G.Skill HK (900mhz @ 5-5-5-15) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 640GB (OS) / WD AAKS 500GB + WD JS 250GB Sony DVD-RW Vista Ultimate 32bit Dell E207WFP (1680 x 1050) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Basic Dell ;> Corsair HX520w Modular Modded CM Centurion 590 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
XPS pad 
  hide details  
Reply
In The Works
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D e6600 (3.3ghz) Asus P5Q (P45) eVGA 8800GTS 320mb (670/1000) 2x1GB G.Skill HK (900mhz @ 5-5-5-15) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 640GB (OS) / WD AAKS 500GB + WD JS 250GB Sony DVD-RW Vista Ultimate 32bit Dell E207WFP (1680 x 1050) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Basic Dell ;> Corsair HX520w Modular Modded CM Centurion 590 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
XPS pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #29 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrus View Post
Bullish statement. XFX offers the same stuff as eVGA without the step-up program (which is kinda dumb since you can save more by sellings your old card yourself and buying a new one) but has the double lifetime warranty.
Give me a break!

The step-up program is the best thing since sliced bread. I stepped up from an 7950GT 512 Superclocked, 6800 3dmark 06, to my 8800 320 for a massive 19 bucks plus shipping, 11,068 3dmark 06.

eVGA also offers EAR, eVGA Advanced RMA. This is a really cool program. Basically, you prepay for an "RMA" when you register the card online. You can choose 3 day, 2nd day, overnight, and overnight Saturday delivery, all these options are half off. I purchased the overnight plan for $16.99. Now, with this program, if something goes wrong, I call eVGA up and no questions asked they ship me a brand new 8800GTS with overnight shipping. I then ship my old one back to them with in 30 days. Also, they pay for the return shipping to their factory. So basically, its overnight crossshipping with a paid return ship for only 16 bucks. Heck, it would cost me $15 to ground ship the card to them anyways
My Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i-4790k GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK eVGA GTX 970 FTW 8GB G.Skill Trident X 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Intel 180GB SSD Windows 7 Pro Dell Ultrasharp 24" eVGA 850 G2 
Case
Corsair 750D 
  hide details  
Reply
My Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i-4790k GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK eVGA GTX 970 FTW 8GB G.Skill Trident X 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Intel 180GB SSD Windows 7 Pro Dell Ultrasharp 24" eVGA 850 G2 
Case
Corsair 750D 
  hide details  
Reply
post #30 of 31
I used to have a 7900 GT and my 8600 GT performs strikingly close to it at the same resolution. If you running 1440x900 or 1280x1024 then the GTS is perfect, any higher of a rez and you should go for something higher end, but honestly i think those 2 resolutions are perfect. If i overclock this 8600 GT i can get it to perform just like the GTS and therefore similiar/better than my old 7900 GT.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: NVIDIA
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › 8600GTS vs. Geforce 7 Series