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Originally Posted by Vegnagun666 View Post
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/fqy22/
^ that's your gpu-z
Bus Width: 128 bit thats what it says
Duuuuuuuuuuh, i knew that. XFX pushes and insists it's 256 bit ringbus.
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Right on man!
The 8600 GTS is a wonderful card, it may not play games at max settings, but it can play all modern games at decent settings.
    
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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.
You fell into the 8600GTS + 3DMark trap.

The 8600GTS is a benchmark wizard, and will usually beat a 7900GT in 3DMark, and some times will match or beat a 7950GT.

Break out the actual benchmarks and the 8600GTS just dies, and can match a 7900GS, and maybe able to just about touch a 7900GT.

While it is a good performer, for the RMA you should have gotten better. At least an 8800GS or something.
    
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My chipset will not accept an 8800 GT or GS, however it will accept anything else, like what evga was giving out, 320 GTS's.
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8600 good cpu, i have currently the 7800gt and an 8600gt right now.
havent used the 8600gt...its the **** 8600 UF3 XFX card, with non nivida 4mount..
so i had to pick up a pair of 8600gts SLI now :S just not enough cash for 8800's
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