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8600 GTS better than a 7800 GS AGP?

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I know the 8600 is not an ideal card but I acquired it in a package deal. I want to know if it is a better performer than the 7800 GS. I am looking to upgrade my mobo and cpu (if I can find a combo for around $100) so i can utilize the PCI-E. If the card is not much better then I will just Ebay it and save the money. I am a casual gamer that primarily plays older games like CS:S and Company of heroes but may want to play Bioshock with decent settings. thanks!
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imo i would say go with the 8600, it can only run crysis on medium-high, but my system hasnt had a problem an issue with any other games, and they look great imo
    
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Both cards will probably offer around the same performance.
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I think the 8600GTS would be better. The 7800GS is only a tad bit better than a 7600GT, but it is a good overclocker.
    
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Originally Posted by whitt_flunky View Post
I know the 8600 is not an ideal card but I acquired it in a package deal. I want to know if it is a better performer than the 7800 GS. I am looking to upgrade my mobo and cpu (if I can find a combo for around $100) so i can utilize the PCI-E. If the card is not much better then I will just Ebay it and save the money. I am a casual gamer that primarily plays older games like CS:S and Company of heroes but may want to play Bioshock with decent settings. thanks!
The 8600GTS will definately give improved performance over the 7800GS .
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