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post #1 of 10
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I have a evga 7800gt i can pick up another for around $100 and go sli or get a 8600gt for little over $200 but the 8600 line has 128bit memory so whats the best decision? suggestions
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post #2 of 10
Eh. I'd stay with what you have. Then when a DX10 game comes out that you want, get an 8600GT (or something better if prices drop by then)
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post #3 of 10
200$ for an 8600gt???

I got mine a week ago from Newegg for 129.99 after the rebate.

I got the factory OC version from XFX.
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how does it do? what kinda of framerates?
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post #5 of 10
I agree with TP, wait it out till some DX10 titles start rolling, then consider ,based on the cards DX10 performance, what you need.
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post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brando_21 View Post
how does it do? what kinda of framerates?
On CS:S with full AA and AF at 1024x768 and all settings maxed...
I get about 173FPS average.

On Oblivion with all details and settings maxed and HDR, it's completely smooth indoors and outdoors. No problems.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sazar View Post
On Oblivion with all details and settings maxed and HDR, it's completely smooth indoors and outdoors. No problems.
At what resolution? I am guessing 1024x768 or lower.
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post #8 of 10
Stick with your 7800
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post #9 of 10
I'd stick with your 7800 for now until you really need to upgrade.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Malaziel View Post
At what resolution? I am guessing 1024x768 or lower.
Yes. But I tried forcing max AA and AF at 1280x1024. And I still had very smooth and playable FPS. Probably something like 20-35
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