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i wanted to get me a new card i was gonna get an 8600 but i dont have enogh money so i went to new egg and i saw some cards and i was woundering whichone to get.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814122031
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130085
is the 8600 worth the extra 36 cuz the 8500 has gddr3
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One word. Yes.
    
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The 8600GT is almost twice as fast as the 8500GT.
 
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Originally Posted by sandiegoskyline View Post
The 8600GT is almost twice as fast as the 8500GT.
EDIT: haha, speed.

Yeah, you're right.
    
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post #5 of 19
Obviously... The 8500 is really a low end card, it just has DirectX10 support, that's it... The 8600GT falls under performance I think...
    
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tbh most mags say that it isnt even worth getting the 8600GTS due to the fact that it has only 32 stream processors where as the 8800GTS has 96 (i think) so for another 40 quid more you get more than twice the power of the 8600GTS

i hope this helps

if not have a look at some reviews online and in custom pc and you will see what i mean
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If you had to choose between those two, take the 8600GT.
    
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The 8600GTS is probably the best performing card you'll get for under $200, but if it's too much, at least go with the 8600GT you listed.
    
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do u thint the gt can do 2000mem
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do u thint the gt can do 2000mem
Hmmm... stock is 1400MHz. I haven't seen anyone's OC'ing results with this card, but I'd venture to say no. That is a huge overclock that even people with 1600-1800MHz 8800's are barely hitting in some cases.
    
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