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Poll Results: Which Card Is The "Best Bang For The Buck"?

 
  • 1% (1)
    eVGA E-GEFORCE 8600GTS Superclocked / 256MB -------$249
  • 0% (0)
    XFX GeForce 8600 GTS Extreme / 256MB -------------------$265
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    XFX GeForce 8600 GTS XXX / 256MB ------------------------$312
  • 37% (24)
    eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS / 320MB ----------------------------$329
  • 39% (25)
    eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS / 640MB ----------------------------$379
  • 0% (0)
    eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS Superclocked / 320MB ----------$398
  • 21% (14)
    eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS Superclocked / 640MB ----------$399
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post #11 of 51
what resolution?
    
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Definatly the 8800GTS 320mb, was worth every penny.
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half decent settings
Now you are starting to make me worried when I am about to spend $329 and you are saying future games at half decent settings.
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what resolution?
1280x1024
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post #15 of 51
i just looked at the link of the monitor. 1680 x 1050
with that resolution go for the 8800 for sure otherwise id imagine fps would suck with the 8600
    
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post #16 of 51
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seriously?

Most things i have seen the 8600 hasn'tfaired too well, compared to as the 7600 of the DX10 generation.
8600GTS compares to the 7950GT from everything I have seen. The 7950GT can play any game currently at decent to high settings.
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post #17 of 51
i just got colin mcrae dirt couple of days ago and i experience a stutter or too and im running a phillips 19" widscreen monitor. settings were on ultra but still i paid £300 when my card came out. so if you had the 8600 performance would take a hit definitly
    
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post #18 of 51
8800gts 320MB. there is no way you should even think about buying an 8600 at the SAME price of an 8800. it's like comparing an x800 to an x1900.

just look at reviews here

the really little fps one is the 8600gts.
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post #19 of 51
also to be noted of the review that neviziah posted above is the fps the card acheves in some of the tests at 1600x1200, the nearest resolution to the monitor you intend to buy. just gets 30 fps which isnt really a comfortable margin when you compare it to the 8800
    
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post #20 of 51
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Here are 3 other cards which I have stumbled upon...
eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS / 640MB $379.97 http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...918&CatId=1558
eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS Superclocked / 320MB $398.99 http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...230&CatId=1558
eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS Superclocked / 640MB $399.97 http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...836&CatId=1558

Now the price between the 320 and 640MB versions of the 8800 GTS superclocked are a litttle strange but are these a lot better?

Thw only thing is that these are becoming out of my price range. But if they are definitely worth the extar $80 than I just may consider. The eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS Superclocked / 640MB is currently looking the most appealing out of all of these.
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