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post #11 of 17
At the 7600GT price, an 8600Gt performs better (equivalent for the price bump) and does have dx10 benefits and is pretty new.
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Yea man the 8500gt about the same as a 7300gt or 7600gs depending on the memory type. I remember seeing some benches that confirmed that.
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post #13 of 17
If I was going to upgrade at this point in time from a 6600GT and I was on a budget I'd be looking to get at least a 7900GS or 8600GT (both of which will smoke a 6600GT), both of which are great overclockers and can be found for pretty good prices these days. Depending on prices, I'd tend to lean 2wards the GS due to the 256-bit bus. Plus I used to have one and was blown away by it's overclocking ability and how well the performance scaled to the OC. That really was a nice card.

The 8500GT, however, is a pretty weak card, though, is the truth. Yeah, it'll probably be a *bit* better than the 6600, but it ain't gonna even be worth your time, IMHO...
    
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Originally Posted by brettjv View Post

The 8500GT, however, is a pretty weak card, though, is the truth. Yeah, it'll probably be a *bit* better than the 6600, but it ain't gonna even be worth your time, IMHO...

But it's soooo cheap @ $25
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post #15 of 17
the 6600gt is better than the 8500gt , I read a review comparing them back in the day when then 8500gt was released , use google and I,m sure you can find it .
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post #16 of 17
http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards....=187&card2=514

Save your $25 till you can add like $40 or $50 for a 8600GT.
post #17 of 17
8500GT = 16 Stream Processors = fail.
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