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7600GT or 7600GS + RAM?

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August 5, 2006 2:07:12 PM

So: I'd like to buy a PCIe graphics card for my new computer and I can't decide on what I should get. The following cards fit my 200 EUR budget:

1. GF 7600GT with 256MB RAM
2. GF 7600GS with 512MB RAM + an additional 512MB of RAM for the MoBo (it's only 512MB without the upgrade)
3. GF 6600GT with 256MB RAM + an additional 512MB of RAM for the MoBo

Any suggestions?

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August 5, 2006 2:13:47 PM

Welcome to the Forumz! :D 

$260 is a load of cash, you can't fit a 7900GT?

On the video RAM, as long as it is 256MB you are good. 128MB is also good. Impossible to get a 7600GT and 512MB of ram?

~Ibrahim~
August 5, 2006 2:49:30 PM

What's the price difference between the 7600GS and GT? I'd go for the GT and buy the new RAM later. Or maybe just save a little more $$$ and get both right now. Also, what's your full system setup, including power supply?
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August 6, 2006 8:53:40 AM

7900GT for $260? Well... hardware is a bit overpriced where I live. 7600Gt is all I can get.

The system will be a HP Compaq DC7600 with a P4 630 in it. It's 365W. That's one of the main reasons for deciding on the HP. The other option, an ACER Veriton 7800, only has a 300W case.

365W is enough for a GeForce series 7... right?
August 6, 2006 10:02:07 AM

Quote:
So: I'd like to buy a PCIe graphics card for my new computer and I can't decide on what I should get. The following cards fit my 200 EUR budget:

1. GF 7600GT with 256MB RAM
2. GF 7600GS with 512MB RAM + an additional 512MB of RAM for the MoBo (it's only 512MB without the upgrade)
3. GF 6600GT with 256MB RAM + an additional 512MB of RAM for the MoBo

Any suggestions?


I would go with 7600GS and more ram, because if you play for example Battlefield 2 then you´ll need atleast 1,5Gb ram if you run it at maximum settings. And the perfomance difference between 512Mb and 1024Mb is huge!
August 6, 2006 1:48:55 PM

A 7600GS is pretty fast, but there is no way to get some extra cash and go for a GT? It has a good bit faster clocks on it. How much is the price difference where you are? Even if you have to drop to a 7300GT, get the extra 512MB of RAM. As mentioned, the increase is huge.

~Ibrahim~
August 6, 2006 4:51:20 PM

If you can get the GT, go for it. Your not going to see much difference between 512 and 256 with a 128MB bus.
August 6, 2006 7:02:26 PM

Can´t you buy one of these -> Sapphire Radeon X1900GT 256MB GDDR3
It must be faster that the 7600GS and 7600GT, but costs the same as 7600GT.

Or why not try to find a old 7800GT 256Mb... Or just buy a new 7900GT. If you want to play games, then I would recommend 7900GT or a better card. But you will need atleast 1,5Gb ram if you get a 7900GT to get all games running smoothly...


Okay out of subject... I know.
August 6, 2006 8:20:50 PM

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If you can get the GT, go for it. Your not going to see much difference between 512 and 256 with a 128MB bus.


especially when the 7600GT has much faster GDDR3 memory than the GS' GDDR2 (1.4GHz vs. 800MHz).
August 6, 2006 8:59:48 PM

Ok, 10x for the tips. I think it's gonna be the GT and some RAM. But now i'm starting to reconsider the whole thing. P4 @ 3.0? That's a bit old already. The Pentium D would be a better choice. But that's another forum...

And... no ATI for me.
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