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Mine just died last night after less than a year. It had randomly been showing artifacts over the past 2 months, and last night it quit life. No OC, normal temperatures; just a normal 8600GTS. My card was eVGA though instead of XFX.

Sent in for an RMA a few mins ago. Probably get it and sell it for cheap. Def a fun card especially for the price. Enjoy it.
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i could probably sell it on ebay for $150(lol) and grab a 9600 or 8800 GT.

Mine's has a supposed 256 bit bus, and has 512 MB vram. On most benchmarks the MSI version which is slightly OC'd matched up to the 7900 GT in tests.

I looked on ebay, and only 2 stores sold this card there....hm. Might wanna check the other 512 mb GTS's
Edited by Masterchief3k - 6/27/08 at 11:42pm
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I don't know where this 256 bit bus talk is coming from but if xfx is claiming that for their 8600 GTS than they made a mistake in their marketing info. Nvidia doesn't allow that kind of flexibility to its board partners. Trust me when I say that your card has a 64x2, 128bit bus. An intern at the shop I worked at said he bought one of these for his rig. I just don't understand why someone would go these 8600 cards. If someone is just hampered by price you could have got a 2600XT for 99 then upgraded later. Its just that low memory bandwidth really hampers these cards.
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I don't know where this 256 bit bus talk is coming from but if xfx is claiming that for their 8600 GTS than they made a mistake in their marketing info. Nvidia doesn't allow that kind of flexibility to its board partners. Trust me when I say that your card has a 64x2, 128bit bus. An intern at the shop I worked at said he bought one of these for his rig. I just don't understand why someone would go these 8600 cards. If someone is just hampered by price you could have got a 2600XT for 99 then upgraded later. Its just that low memory bandwidth really hampers these cards.

Booooooooooooooooooo!!!

What a kill-joy.
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I'm assuming you payed around $100 for this card, which could have gotten you this (with rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150295

Although it has less VRAM, it runs on a wider bus and the performance of the core more than makes up for it

(Sorry to burst your bubble)
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http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/fqy22/
^ that's your gpu-z
Bus Width: 128 bit thats what it says
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GREENEMAC
I'm assuming you payed around $100 for this card, which could have gotten you this (with rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150295

Although it has less VRAM, it runs on a wider bus and the performance of the core more than makes up for it

(Sorry to burst your bubble)
payed $80 for a 7900 GT last december, got it, worked fine for 4 months then RMA'd then got my 8600. besides, 8800 GS will not work with my chipset Only G80's work or NEW g92
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I used to run my 8600gts BFG at 740 core and 1200 memory. I think my 3dmark was around 6800 or so. Whats your 3dmark?
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4432 (3Dmark06, right?) when i had my 7900 and my other 480 watt PSU and the same specs, i had like 2300 marks then. 8600 doubled it, but in most games the FPS is the same. Most of my games are demos, i have farcry, the ad-supported version. very high gets me only 30-100 FPS with 16xQ AA 1024x768. Yeah i had to use an unCabber to install it too, and there's no ads! but farcry crashes every 10 or so minutes, and when i close it normal, an error screen pops up.

Nvidia's smoke demo runs smooth, but looks weird.
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