1. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area
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    Oh, oops I misinterpreted your post. I thought that you were comparing the actual power of the two cards, and not like metaphorically.
     
  2. BoneMonkey

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    8600 gt :-)
     
  3. Zarcon

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    I'm running a Radeon HD 2600 XT. Some might say it wasn't a good buy, but I got it ridiculously cheap.

    Quite often, it's not just your video card holding you back. You can get a massive performance boost if you get a good processor...well, assuming you had a bad processor at first.

    And yes, a dual core will give a HUGE boost in general. Well worth it, even if you're not going to game. I have an Intel Core Duo E6320 which normally clocks at 1.86GHz. Yea, well, I overclocked that without a sweat to 3.01GHz and now everything runs silky smooth. Oblivion? Haha. Bioshock? Pfft. UT3 (Demo)? No problem.

    Oh, right, TF2? Perfect.

    What I'm basically saying is, try and keep everything to spec. It doesn't matter if you have a kickass video card if you have crappy/little RAM or a slow processor. Same goes the other way around...but normally it's not as bad overshooting the other parts since they're always in constant use as opposed to your video card. =P
     
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    Crysis? lol, I think even quad cores are having a hard time with crysis.

    Back on topic, imo the card that'll give you the best performance for what you'll pay is the 8800gt. Its much cheaper than the 8800gts, and runs almost as fast as the 8800gtx. But if you're looking for something else other than a 8800, I think the x1950 is a good card to get. Haven't used any ati cards yet, but that seems to be a pretty good one judging from some benchmarks I've seen
     
  6. Elrinth

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    get the 8800GT period...
     
  7. laminaatplaat

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    i think you should atleast consider the HD 2600 XT it's a lot chheaper than its nvidea counterpart the 8800GTS..

    the HD2600XT does like to use alot of electricity and is a bit noisy [​IMG] But the price/performance is awsome
     
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    Oh well, I think I'll just recommend the 8600GT to my cousin who was hounding me for a good and cheap card.

    Anyways, is the price drop for the 8800GT happening yet and what's the recommended site?
     
  10. ZeWarrior

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    You had forgotten one.
     
  11. cheapassdave

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    I agree with some of the previous posters about getting the 8800GT. It's powerful, and it doesnt kill your wallet. I bought the 8800gts 640 a few months ago before they announced the GT, and doing some research, the GT is slightly faster and cheaper. also the gt only takes up one slot in the back...like how graphics cards should be. [​IMG]
     
  12. lookout

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    Harsky why don't you buy one like my:

    "Zotac GeForce 8800GT / 512MB GDDR3 / PCI-Express 2.0 / Graphics Card"

    [​IMG]


    pre-order one ~ date release on 25/11/2007 reason the new GeForce 8800GT release a new chip G92
    It comes in better then the 8800GTS cards (320MB & 640MB versions);

    8800GT Review


    and here the Zotac GeForce 8800GT Review



    Discount: £5
    Minimum Spend: £50.00
    Promotional Code: prima836u1


    £154.99 + delivered at www.play.com
     
  13. Linkiboy

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    Yes, I am goddamn serious, and I'm fucking tired of you elitist pc-fags that keep telling everyone anything thats not an 8800 isn't good card when all they need to run is TF2 or Gears or something(and I'm running gears at 1440x900 at med setting w/ an 8500GT)

    I've seen that chart, and its clearly bullshit, since an 7600GS is what was included with my system that I upgraded from, which sucked horse cock.



    I needed to get that out of my system.
     
  14. kellyan95

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    Who is saying that? Anything less than an 8600GTS for the 8 series isn't worth it. My $170 X1950XT runs Gears on the highest settings 1280x1024 perfectly
     
  15. Linkiboy

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    ZeWarrior, apparently

    "Worse than the 8600GT which is as bad as t he 7600GS in most games."
     
  16. simoonsoon

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    i bought a ati radeon x1550 for budget.. i think it ll run all basic games and most at med/semi-low settings. 38 bucks off of amazon =D
     
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    Yeah, lots of PC users seem to think everyone has to have the best card available. They must be rich!

    7800GT ftw
     
  18. ZeWarrior

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    The 8600 Line is a poor attempt at a budget card, at least now that the 8800GT is out. Sure the 8600GTS 512MB is only 180$ vs the 250$ but the performance per price ration is MUCH better on the 8800GT, And the 8500GT is a good BUDGET card. se wat i ded thar?
     
  19. Linkiboy

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    No, no I can't.

    Did I say I could? All I remember saying its a good card for running TF2, and that you don't need a damn 8800.

    Honestly, not all of us have 200/300$ to spend on graphic cards.

    (Well... TBH I've never even tried running Crysis)
     
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    Guyz... I'm just trying to play a game. Not send my PC to the moon.
     
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