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the gloves are on and I would like to know how you think these two would do Head to Head.
obviously different brands make a difference and different Mobos will change things...
just card against card what do you think.
need a new mid range card to last me a year or so.
DX10 doesnt matter.
Thanks for help.
+rep if you woo me into one card.
    
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The performance will be pretty close. The 8600GT will win out in just about every benchmark by a few points. The 8600 will do much better in the newer benchies and it also has Dx10. Even though you say it does not matter, it could in just a couple of months.

I would definetly get the 8600GT. Good luck!
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I'd get the 8600gt if I was you. As pointed above you could always use the extra effects when you need them. Also resale value should be higher and performance when oced is on par for both cards.
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The 8600GT def looks like a better choice if you want cheap DX10 and good DX9 support.

Here is an awesome site to compare gfx cards: Comparing 8600GT and 7900GS

Even though the 7900GS has more better specs, I'd still go 8600GT.
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I'm not in need of DX10 because a year from now i'll run into a bunch of money and get an 8800gtx.

The 8600 can OC better correct?
    
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Well the 8500gt can overclock like crazy so I assume that the 8600gt can also.
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The 7900GS is faster and can be OC'd quite high, but it has no DX10 support.
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by eternaldj View Post
The 7900GS is faster and can be OC'd quite high, but it has no DX10 support.
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/2010...k-warning.html


That's about as fast as any 7900GS I've seen. Faster than my volt modded 7900GT, too.
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Here are some interactive charts that show the performance difference of cards including the 8600GT and the 7900GS. It's in German (sorry), but the results are there, regardless. You'll have to look through the results, but it looks like the 8600GT won most of the benchmarks. Just click on the "Next/Previous" page where the arrows are on the bottom. Hope this helps.
    
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post #10 of 12
7900GS is to compete with 8600GTS. You might as well go with the DX9 card (7900GS) because I don't think today's DX10 cards are able to handle DX10 flagship games yet, especially for a low end card like 8600GT.
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