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How big of a difference are we talking here? I spent nearly 350$ on the 7900 GT when it first came out, just to find out a year later it's discontinued, and worth about 130 dollars at this point. Can I safely assume I'm going to see a pretty big difference. Stock the clocks are a pretty large difference, 550/1580 vs 675/2000. So I'm assuming there is going to be a big difference, but since it's next to impossible to find a review with a discontinued product versus a brand new one, I'm at a loss here.

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I remember reading somewhere that running DirectX 9 the 7900 would beat the 8600 but under DirectX 10 the 8600 would win. Don't quote me on that though, I'm not 100% sure.
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The 86 will have similar dx10 performance to the 7900gt's dx9 performance. The clock's are higher, but remember the 86 series uses only a 128bit interface, and the 7900's use 256bit interface.

Anyway they are about the same
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They should be about the same.. if not the 8600GTS might be slightly better in both DX9 and 10.
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8800's run on a 256 bit interface? Maybe I'll use the step-up program or whatever.
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Same.
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8800's run on a 256 bit interface? Maybe I'll use the step-up program or whatever.
8800 gts uses 320bit, gtx uses 384bit. There currently isnt a 256bit 8-series card
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Ya id step over the 8600 to the 8800 when i upgrade im going to a 8800 320 probly.
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Hopefully Newegg won't charge me a restock fee if I want to switch. Trying to get eVGA to quote me on a price for a step-up to the 8800 GTS 320.

Thanks for everyones help though.
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