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8800 GTS or 8600 GTS?

post #1 of 15
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I have been hearing about the next gen cards coming out sometime so I was thinking of saving my money and just getting a 8600 GTS instead of the 8800 GTS. You all think this is a smart move?
post #2 of 15
Not really. Just get the 8800GTS. The newer ones arnt coming out that soon
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post #3 of 15
Depends on your needs, if you're playing Oblivion, get the 8800 GTS. If you're wanting something fast, save some money and get the 8600 GTS.
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post #4 of 15
No, the 8800gts murders the 8600. Nvidia's next gen cards aren't sounding like they are going to be tons better then the current; it will be more like the x1900 to x1950 jump peroformance wise.

So, I suggest just getting a 8800gts now.
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post #5 of 15
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Now if you're all saying the 8800 GTS, I would have the money to get a 8800 GTX. Now what would you do?
post #6 of 15
Get the GTX of course. Before I got mine I thought and thought and thought and in the end I opted for the GTX because the GTX is clearly better and in the long run? Well, the GTX most likely will last a little longer, just overclock a little more towards the end of its life and you'll still get some good performance out of it.

So, GTX vs GTS: http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards....=475&card2=474
post #7 of 15
I'd get the 8800GTS (640MB version). It walks right over the 8600GTS.
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post #8 of 15
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Alright I think I'll just suck it up and get the 8800 GTX because i'm getting a 22 inch monitor which I won in the xfire event on June 19th or 20th.
post #9 of 15
well if you run super high res.get the 640 or gtx other than the 320 does a great job anormal to med settings,imo ps,i have 19 asus w/s,works great alot cheaper
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post #10 of 15
the GTS 640. it'll be enough for a 22".
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