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but the gts and the gt are supposed to have similar cores and they have the gts at 2000mem cuz of the 32stream processors
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do u thint the gt can do 2000mem
Even with voltmods, most cards can't.
 
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but the gts and the gt are supposed to have similar cores and they have the gts at 2000mem cuz of the 32stream processors
The GT and the GTS both have 32 Stream Processors. They are similar cards, but IMO you'll have trouble doing an over 40% memory overclock with any Video card (which is about what you'd be doing if you clocked a GT to 2000MHz).

But you are right about similar cores, according to The Guru3D.com 8600GT & GTS shootout:
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what's the physical difference between the 8600 GT and GTS you ask? Nothing, except the clocks and likely internal GPU voltage. So if you receive a GT that can overclock well, you could be able to bring it close to GTS speeds and save 50 bucks. Really it's the same GPU yet specified slower.
So you'd think you could clock up a GT to GTS. But like I said, regardless of this information, getting 2000MHz from 1400MHz is a HUGE overclock and I really can't see it being done too easily or with much stability, even with good cooling.

If you want to see some more performance examples of the two cards, heres a follow-up review from AnandTech.

And here are some more specs at GPU Review, a detailed direct comparison.
    
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8600gt trust me 8500gt SUCKS BALLZ.
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what about the fataltyxfx and the leadtech 8600gt
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what about the fataltyxfx and the leadtech 8600gt
The XFX 8600GT Fatal1ty (at 1700MHz) is a complete gimmick. Trust me. It's not worth the extra $$ when you can get a 2100MHz MSI 8600GTS for 9 dollars more.
    
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well i had a 7600 before and i got it from 500/1400 to 700/1840 the 8600 should really be able to beat it right
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Go for the 8600GT!!!The 8500 i heard that it sucks. So with a 8600GT you'll be good for a while.
 
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Go for the 8600GT!!!The 8500 i heard that it sucks. So with a 8600GT you'll be good for a while.
u got a 8600 how does it run and what do u play
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