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Think the evga 9600 gt ko will be better then my evga 7600 gs?

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I hope to notice a big difference ive been running this 7600 gs for about 3 months now i paid 130$ for it at a comp usa store... And this friday i was going to order the evga 8800 gts 320mb version but i awoke this morning and seen the 9600 gt ko for 180$ about 40$ less then the gts... Any thoughts on which one i should purchase? And would i even be able to utilize either of those cards true power with my pc setup?
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post #2 of 35
9600 is better than your 7600GS, I say shoot for a 8800GT if you can.
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Stretch and get the 8800GT,if it's really impossible go for the 9600GT.
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post #4 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sonic View Post
9600 is better than your 7600GS, I say shoot for a 8800GT if you can.
Either that or wait until new ones come out.
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I want a new video card now , i can run crysis now on med settings @ 25 fps and halo 2 @ 45 fps max settings @ 1280x1024 resolution but i want better performence.
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post #6 of 35
With a 8800GT Crysis runs great 8800GT id say get instead.
 
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post #7 of 35
At this point, I've seen numerous reviews for the 9600GT 512MB and can say it will perform leagues better than any 7600. The 8800GT 512MB will perform better than the 9600GT, but will cost more (~$230 opposed to $180), so it's a matter of preference. I wouldn't consider the 256MB 8800GT (as it performs noticeably worse than a 9600 and costs around the same).

Here is one review at Tom's Hardware that compares both 256MB and 512MB 8800GT's with the 9600GT.
    
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post #8 of 35
you might require a psu upgrade before getting those cards and you would have to get newer cpu and mobo if you really want those cards to perform
    
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Not worried about the psu. My friend has a 450 watt he is going to give me with a 6 pin pci-conector on it. Thanks for all the tips. And no way would i go for the 256 mb 8800 , 256mb video mem is old news like my socket 754 lol... Want a amd x2 some day but my roomates have 4200's + and from what i see my pc keeps up with theirs atm so no need to upgrade for at least 2 more years.
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post #10 of 35
Note, if you get a 8800gt, it will be bottlenecked by your cpu!!

So unless you have immediate plans to upgrade your cpu, might as well save some money and get the 9600gt.
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