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whats better?

XFX 8600 GTS 256mb gddr3
http://www.computers4sure.com/produc...affid=10000483

or

EVGA 7900 GS 256mb gddr3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130056

Nvidia on their SLI site shows that the 7900 is better
http://www.slizone.com/object/slim_help_gpu.html

but they seem almost the same. so u think it would b better to get the 8600 since it has dx10 for future games? or is the difference in the memory very different so the 7900 is better?
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post #2 of 58
I say get GIGABYTE GeForce 8600GTS, It's Silent But Deadly.

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post #3 of 58
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Originally Posted by SZayat View Post
I say get GIGABYTE GeForce 8600GTS, It's Silent But Deadly.

Cheers
yea looks good but 2 expensive 4 me, i wanted those because i can get them for 135-145. plus im doin sli so in total didnt want to go over 300. plus that cards a little to big. im using other things on the slots so need the space. plus gonna water cool the cards whe i get them so the cooling it brings doesnt really matter to me.
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post #4 of 58
From the 8600 user reviews I have seem here, and my own experience with the 7900GS, they both perform about the same (in benchmarks at least) both at stock and once overclocked. Your call really.
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post #5 of 58
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yea i think im going for the 7900 gs cuz i googled to see if anyone else had asked this question and there were a few reviews saying..

Without any physical modifications to the card our 7900 GS can easily achieve a 38% core overclock along with a 22% memory frequency boost. The 8600 GTS on the other had managed to bump up the core frequency by just 8% with a 17% memory overclock. Given that the 8600 GTS was already slower in most of the games tested, overclocking both these graphics cards just gave the 7900 GS a greater advantage. Games such as Prey saw the standard 7900 GS defeat the 8600 GTS by a decent margin. However once overclocked the 7900 GS walked all over the 8600 GTS!

for example http://www.dvhardware.net/article18835.html
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post #6 of 58
Forget the OC, 8600 supports direct X 10
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post #7 of 58
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yea but im looking for performance. dx10 is nice, but i was reading and think that 2003 server doesn't work w/ dx10 anyways. so getting a card for that would be pointless. especially that im NOT gonna bother with vista till microsoft makes at least the 2nd service pack. because i believe we all know how crappy microsoft is with bugs.
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post #8 of 58
8600GTS should offer better performance.
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post #9 of 58
The 8600 cards will offer slightly better performance, unless you have a +19" screen. Get whatever is cheaper.

Edit: If you don't plan on going DX10 anyways, why not get something higher like a 7950gt. A bit better than the 8600s and I bet you can find a couple for similar prices.
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post #10 of 58
GTS is a good and dx10, go for it
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