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Hey people I hope you can help me out. I'm finally getting a new graphics card and I've decided to go for a Geforce 8600GT cos thats sorta what I can afford. Im trying to decide between two models.

1) XFX GeForce 8600GT 540M 256MB DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150265

2) Biostar GeForce 8600GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814141059

They both about the same price here and I'm leaning towards the XFX but I'd like a second opinion. I do game a fair bit but I also watch a lot of movies so I don't really know wich will be tthe best in the long term. I plan on getting a Core2Duo E6550 in a few months, dunno how that will figure in.

Hope you guy's can help. Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 11
I would go for the XFX model myself as it has a slightly higher clocked memory.
 
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post #3 of 11
Agreed. Go for Xfx one plus 512mb is a bit overkilled for a 128 bit card.
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Agreed. Go for Xfx one plus 512mb is a bit overkilled for a 128 bit card.
This is true.
    
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post #5 of 11
the gddr2 memory will be slower and drag down the performance of the card compared to the 256 gddr3 model.so its better that you get the xfx model.
    
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post #6 of 11
XFX. And awesome price!
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post #7 of 11
I would also go with XFX. It'll do what you need.
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post #8 of 11
I second the XFX without doubt.
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Thanks for the confirmation guys. I definately intend to get the XFX card.
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