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Performance increase from 6600gt to 8500gt?

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I saw this thread
http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...256mb-pci.html
that a 8500gt is on sale at newegg for 25 dollars, and if its a noticable increase over my ghetto 6600, ill pick it up.

input?
thanks,
Cheese
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Originally Posted by thecheeseofmanynames View Post
I saw this thread
http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...256mb-pci.html
that a 8500gt is on sale at newegg for 25 dollars, and if its a noticable increase over my ghetto 6600, ill pick it up.

input?
thanks,
Cheese
Pretty much nothing if you overclock the hell out of that 6600.
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Which I presume means yes if you overclock both, and yes if you overclock neither.
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post #4 of 17
Get a 8600GT at least if u want to see performance increase.
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well its running at stock and its on fire because it has some crappy fanless heatsink thats makes my 8800 gts g80 temps look tame
the cooler looks like this minus the fan


i was thinking for 25 bucks, the cost of a new heatsink why not?
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by sLowEnd View Post
No no no no.

Compare what it does, not what it is.

It is either equal to or a little blow the 6600GT. Look around Ebay for 7900's (gs or GT's) or other cards from the x19x0 / 7x00 series.
    
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No no no no.

Compare what it does, not what it is.

It is either equal to or a little blow the 6600GT. Look around Ebay for 7900's (gs or GT's) or other cards from the x19x0 / 7x00 series.

Look at the raw fillrate difference
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post #9 of 17
I doubt there will be a difference. Both those cards are pretty meh.
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post #10 of 17
if your looking for a minor upgrade try the 7600gt i'm pretty impressed with its performance and you can find it real cheap
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