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I am a little confussed about some posts that i have read and someone stated 8800 gt/gts is hands down better than the 8600gts. In general when i compare my 8600gts
Core Clock - 730 mhz (675 standard)
Memory Clock - 2.26ghz (2.00 standard)
Shader Clock - 1595mhz (1.45 standard
i fail to see how alot of these 8800gt/gts will crush my 8600gts
will someone enlighten me!
btw i realize these 8600gts are factory oc'ed.....
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post #2 of 35
8600GTS is horrible at games compared to ANY 8800. A single 8800GTS would easily beat 2x 8600GTS in SLI.. even 3 if tri-sli was possible on them.

..Hand downs


Core/Memory/Shader clock are a small part of cards. Theres much more to cards than just that.
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post #3 of 35
The 8600's have 32 shader processors, and the 8800GTS (G92) has 128 shader processors. Not to mention a wider memory bus, and more memory.
    
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post #4 of 35
8800GTS performs around 2-3 times better....
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post #5 of 35
Like Fatal said, its a lot more than just clock speeds. the 8800s have better chips, more shaders, better memory buses, etc.

For watching movies the 8600 is just as good, but it can't game at all. Guaranteed.
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post #6 of 35
128 bit and 256 mb mem vs 256bit and 512mb mem... Hmm... Seriously though, 8800 is miles better than a 8600.
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post #7 of 35
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ok..ok.. i see i'm not a hugh gamer but these are for upgrading from 7600gt which must be better. A friend of mine has been trying to talk me into buying a 8800gt but as i said i'm not a big gamer..i guess i need to ask more questions before i open my BIG MOUTH!
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post #8 of 35
If only i knew all this before i got my 8600GTS. xD
I learned it was crap like 2 days after i bought it.
    
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DUDE!!! you got a 8600...
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post #10 of 35
There would be no point of upgrading to a 8800gt with your cpu, as it would be a big bottleneck.
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