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I was looking at Newegg and I saw that the 8600GTS has 675Mhz Core clock and 2000Mhz Mem clock.

*** is up with that? The 8800GTX is 575Mhz Core Clock and 1800Mhz Mem clock...

What am I missing?
    
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Originally Posted by Nechen View Post
I was looking at Newegg and I saw that the 8600GTS has 675Mhz Core clock and 2000Mhz Mem clock.

*** is up with that? The 8800GTX is 575Mhz Core Clock and 1800Mhz Mem clock...

What am I missing?
The fact that the 8800GTX has 4 times as many shaders and three times the memory bus width.
 
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Originally Posted by sandiegoskyline View Post
The fact that the 8800GTX has 4 times as many shaders and three times the memory bus width.
Did you read this? That means that the 8600GTS would need 4 times the Core Clock Speed and 3 times the Memory Clock Speed to get equal FPS to the 8800GTX; and, even then, it wouldn't get the same FPS because it has less GDDR Memory.

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Different GPU. It's like saying why a 4.0GHZ Pentium D isn't as fast as a 2.4GHZ C2D.
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Different GPU. It's like saying why a 4.0GHZ Pentium D isn't as fast as a 2.4GHZ C2D.
Makes sense lol

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