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quick reply..just need info 8600 GTS

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is this card any good?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...330&CatId=1839

756 core clock
2140 Memory clock
post #2 of 15
Quick reply.

No.

Longer reply.

Save a little more ($60) for a 9600GT.
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A little longer reply:

8600GTS is only a good idea if it's less than $100.

Get 9600GT for a little more or used x1950pro 512 for about a hundred bucks.
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but the core clock is way higer .hmmm...can you please tell me a couple of benefit of getting the 9600? thanks for the fast reply
post #5 of 15
core clock has nothing to do with it on stock cards. the 9600 is a way better card and from i have read will play most games
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Even though the core clock is higher the 9600GT has more stream processors which makes it much better than the 8600GTS. I used to have an 8600GTS and I can tell it is not a good card for gaming.
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post #7 of 15
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another question is what video card is best for you buck...budget is around $160
post #8 of 15
Nah, that's a junker of a card.

You can get a better performing card, the 2600XT for alot less now. Or save a bit of cash and get a much faster card.

MSI RX2600XT Diamond Radeon HD 2600XT 256MB 128-bit GDDR4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127305
$74.99

or.

XFX PVT88SFDF4 GeForce 8800GS 384MB 192-bit GDDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150275
$149.99
post #9 of 15
no 8600 is good for gaming,i agree with Penicilyn,get the 8800gs it's the best bang-for-buck that fits your budget.
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post #10 of 15
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just reorder a xfx 9600GT and returning the 8600 GTS...cost 60 bucks more and maybe later I'll OC it and get more out of it...and SLI it to push it even more.
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