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HD 2600 XT vs 8600 GTS

post #1 of 16
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so im planning on upgrading my card to a DX10 card (well in the near future..) and i thought.. which one i should get.

HD 2600 XT (DDR3)

($40 price diffrence..)

HD 2600 XT (DDR4)

or

Nvidia XFX 8600 GTS

the Nvidia card is ~ $60 more than the HD 2600XT, but it comes with a double-modder friendly- lifetime warranty whereas the 2600xt only has a 1 year warranty. (which kinda sucks...) and the 8600GTS performs slightly better than the ATi card...

Discuss.
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If you want a FULL direct X 10 card, dont get either of those cards, as they are the equivalent of a 7900GTX. Get a 8800GTS 320 mb if you can.
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if you're buying for DX10, i've heard that the 8600 series doesn't do very well in DX10, you'd be better off going for the 8800 series, or just sticking with DX9 7 series

or you could wait until the 9 series comes out, although it will probably be more expensive
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I'd go with the 8600GTS... but you should really consider jumping up to an 8800GTS.
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id really like an 8800GTS (what i was looking at before) but i cant afford it here in canada. (its about $500 after taxes..)

also, i dont think im going to heavily game because I am going back to school, and I dont think id like to game as much as i did before.
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The current "midrange" DX10 cards would be totally lame in DX10 apps anyway. I'd say get a x1950Pro (*cough* see sig *cough*), or 7900GS.
    
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Originally Posted by Fatal05 View Post
The current "midrange" DX10 cards would be totally lame in DX10 apps anyway. I'd say get a x1950Pro (*cough* see sig *cough*), or 7900GS.
(*cough* good card buy it .. ahhh *cough*)
    
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post #8 of 16
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lol advertising in my thread.... shameful! =p

i just got rid of my 7900gts' , downgraded to a 6200le to try keeping myself away from games.. but i cant take TC, it makes my games look like crap! lol .
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post #9 of 16
For an HTPC you almost HAVE to go 2600XT. Gaming, it's really up to you. Both will do well in most things except DX10 so it's not even worth looking at really.

Were it up to me I'd go for an X1950XT 256MB. They are cheap and FAST.
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post #10 of 16
An 8800GTS would be a good investment for future games. I say just wait for price cuts and then get one.
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