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Hi everyone,

I was just wondering which card is more viable for most games? I have the 7900GTX and I just don't feel like I need an upgrade for a while still because I max everything I have out. But I was wondering if even the low budget next gen cards (8600GT) are even better than the high end last gen cards (7900GTX)?

Also when I do finally decide to upgrade I want a big upgrade . . . and right now for me a 7900GTX to an 8800GTX isn't big enough for $550 lol.

Anyway yeah comment on 7900GTX vs. 8600GT.
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post #2 of 10
Try an 8600GTS or an 8800GTS 320mb they are MUCH better than the the 8600GT form what I've heard
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Originally Posted by coltsrock View Post
Try an 8600GTS or an 8800GTS 320mb they are MUCH better than the the 8600GT form what I've heard
Buying an 8600GT or GTS would be pointless for you. An 8800GTS would be a great upgrade.
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post #4 of 10
Ya if your not planning on jumping to vista soon to play dx10 games then its not worth it to you to get a 8600 series card jump to a 8800 or a ati 2x card.
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post #5 of 10
7900gtx to 8600 will be downgrade. Go for the evga 8800gts 320 for around $280 which is a nice upgrade from that 7900gtx
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Dont upgrade, your card is still amazing
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post #7 of 10
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yeah I was thinking not to upgrade, I mean I max everything already, and the only real future game I want is World in Conflict, which I'm pretty sure is DX9 compatible anyway. Instead I'm going to buy an Xbox 360 and Forza 2. Plus Halo 3 will be around soon . . . so wanted to be ready for it.
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post #8 of 10
8800GTS 320MB, is a very nice upgrade.

From my 7950GT 512 @ 650 / 850 I went from about 6800 3dmark 06 to 11,186 with my 8800GTS 320. Not bad for a $270 card.
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post #9 of 10
You probably don't have that 7900 GTX overclock, have you?

I never like 7900 GTX because of the several reports from people saying that the card would artifact like mad after a while and that the high or mild overclock ruined the card.

IMO, jump to an 8800 card when you have the need to. DX10 games (and if you don't have Vista), are not going to become mainstream for at least 6 to 8 months. So, definitely, save more cash for a better card and you can always sell that 7900 GTX on eBay or in the for sale section here.
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that's true . . .
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