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8600GT 512MB vs 2600PRO 512MB

post #1 of 22
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Hi all, My friend is wanting a new graphics card and he has asked me to find one for him. I've found two which i think could do the job. The 8600GT 512MB and the 2600PRO 512MB. I know that ATI normally have better value lower end cards, but i'm not sure. Even though the 2600PRO is cheaper, would it be better?
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post #2 of 22
I've heard both sides that each is better than the other in this case. I think this decision comes down to preference for either ATI or Nvidia.
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post #3 of 22
Get the 8600 256MB.
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post #4 of 22
umm his budget?the resolution he would play on?
between those two the 8600gt would be a better card,but do check if its the gddr3 version,the ddr2 version would suck bad.even a 256mb gddr3 would be much better than a ddr2 version.
if he has a good psu,i would ask you to consider some better cards like the 3850 or the upcoming 9600gt.
    
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post #5 of 22
512mb is overkilled for 8600 and 2600. Get 8800GT for gaming and 2600 for playing video and good imaging quality etc.
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He has a budget of £60 / $120. He just wants a card that will play bf2142 well
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post #7 of 22
Then get a X1950PRO.
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post #8 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by pbpenguins412 View Post
Then get a X1950PRO.
Yeah an x1950 pro would be perfect for 2142.
http://overclockers.co.uk/showproduc...odid=GX-073-PC
    
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post #9 of 22
X1950 Pro gets another vote, seeing that my link was deleted for some reason...
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post #10 of 22
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Guys £60 is his MAX, including delivery and VAT
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