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Ok, I know that the 8800 GTS would kill the 8600 GTS, but I was wondering something about actually playing a few games.

I want to know how well 2 8600's would perform playing BF2142 and F.E.A.R.
I know that these cards will MOST likely not play Crysis at HIGHEST settings, but I want to know how well those things would perform with those games I just said.

My monitor's resolution would be 1440x990.

Please help because I can get the 8600's for way less than the 8800, but I want reasonable performance for them.
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post #2 of 28
I think there is a similar post and 2 8600's werent too hot and 8800 was better. Why not get the 8800?? and later when you have the cash you can Sli 2 8800s.
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A single 8600GTS will play FEAR and BF2142 just fine. You will probably have to use medium-high settings but I bet you will get well over 50 fps continuously, probably more. You honestly won't need two in my opinion. If you want to play DX10 games at maximum resolution, then two 8800GTSs might even have trouble so I wouldn't buy two 8600GTSs for that reason, either.
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Go with the single 8800
    
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Originally Posted by solidus_snake_636 View Post
Ok, I know that the 8800 GTS would kill the 8600 GTS, but I was wondering something about actually playing a few games.

I want to know how well 2 8600's would perform playing BF2142 and F.E.A.R.
I know that these cards will MOST likely not play Crysis at HIGHEST settings, but I want to know how well those things would perform with those games I just said.

My monitor's resolution would be 1440x990.

Please help because I can get the 8600's for way less than the 8800, but I want reasonable performance for them.
Ok, I know that the 8800 GTS would kill the 8600 GTS - yes it will, and it will if it's in SLi too.
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post #6 of 28
THe 8800gts should be cheaper then two 8600, and is a much better idea.
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well i already have to like BEG my mom to get me the 8800...and I was hoping to save a little money with the 8600's. But since the 2 8600's would get way to hot, and I want to overclock my processor(AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHZ) like CRAZY, I think I should get that 8800, but now this will cost me about 950 bucks all together with a nice monitor.

Also about the person that said the 8800 gts would be cheaper than the 2 8600 gts's, you are wrong because on TigerDirect.com, I can get the 2 cards for about 60 bucks cheaper than an 8800 gts.
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A single 8600GTS will play FEAR and BF2142 just fine. You will probably have to use medium-high settings but I bet you will get well over 50 fps continuously, probably more. You honestly won't need two in my opinion. If you want to play DX10 games at maximum resolution, then two 8800GTSs might even have trouble so I wouldn't buy two 8600GTSs for that reason, either.
I can play BF2 completely maxed with my system getting 45+ fps and not dropping during heavy firefights, so why would a single 8600 play it on med-high only?
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I can play BF2 completely maxed with my system getting 45+ fps and not dropping during heavy firefights, so why would a single 8600 play it on med-high only?
Both FEAR and BF2142 are more graphics intensive than BF2, so I was erring on the side of caution.
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post #10 of 28
I play bf2 maxed out with 16af and 8q AA @ 60-70 avg fps drops to around 40 in worst case scenario. But if you can get teh 8800 go for it. Fear is also maxed with soft shadows,4AA,4AF my avg fps is around 50 but thats prolly cause of my p4. But my monitors resolution maxes out at 1280x1024.
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