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I've picked out these 2 cards:

8600 GT - 512 MB DDR2, 128Bit, Core Clock 540Mhz, Memory Clock 600MHz
HD 3650 - 256MB DDR3, 128bit, Engine 725Mhz, Memory Clock 1,6GHz

As you can see, with HD3650 I'd sacrifice 256MB memory (although it's DDR3) but get 1ghz higher memclock.

What I'm wondering is which one of those would perform better in games?
I can't really decide and I'm probably buying either one of them tomorrow.
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post #2 of 7
Id say 8600GT.
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the cheapest one
    
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post #4 of 7
Can't compare the ATI and nVidia GPU's memory clock based on the larger number. They have similar performance so pick the cheap one. If you can find a GDDR3 version of 8600GT at similar price, get the 8600GT GDDR3.
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8600gt.
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post #6 of 7
chalk up another one for the 8600gt.
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post #7 of 7
If your planning a quick hold-me-over, get an EVGA, and use the stepup program. They will surely sell every model and at a low price.
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