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8600gt sli vs x1950xt vs hd 2600xt vs hd 2600pro crossfire

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8600gt sli vs x1950xt vs hd 2600xt vs hd 2600pro crossfire

Total: 16 votes (4 blank votes)

  • 2600pro crossfire
  • 0 %
  • hd 2600xt gddr4
  • 42 %
  • x1950xt
  • 59 %
  • 8600gt sli
  • 0 %
June 7, 2007 11:12:12 AM

^^^^^

Please note all of these set ups will cost aproximately £130 and i cannot stretch to a 8800gts and dont want to spend that much. The hd 2600xt would be an gddr4 oc version. The hd 2600pros would be gddr3.

Any oppinions????

Will be paired with x2 3800 EE version and will be running at 1440 x 900.
finally will not be upgrading for 3 years.

Regards

Patrick
June 7, 2007 11:15:49 AM

Never get two mid-range cards, never.

The X1950XT would be best, but I would recommend a 8800GTS since you can afford it.
June 7, 2007 11:20:57 AM

Quote:
Never get two mid-range cards, never.

The X1950XT would be best, but I would recommend a 8800GTS since you can afford it.


Well i really cant stretch beyond my 130 buget. The 8800gts is great but i can get two 8800gt's for 130 which although not quite as powerful will give a dencent boost over the 8600gts and will cost on average £50 less.

Unfortauntly gaming just aint worth that much to me.

Id agree about the x1950xt but i dont know about not having dx10?

thanks

patrick
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June 7, 2007 1:47:53 PM

lets wait to see what the 2600xt can offer
June 7, 2007 3:13:21 PM

suppose... bring on july 1st :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 
June 7, 2007 3:19:06 PM

Quote:
Never get two mid-range cards, never.

The X1950XT would be best, but I would recommend a 8800GTS since you can afford it.


Agreed.
June 7, 2007 3:40:31 PM

By looking at nv6800's benchmark of the 2600 XT.

F.E.A.R. has an avg FPS at 1024x768 with 4xAA max settings of 24 FPS!!! and 16 @ 1280x1024!

Those numbers are pretty low.
June 7, 2007 4:29:00 PM

are those accurate. I cant believe the hd 2600 is that bad!!
June 7, 2007 4:36:00 PM

Quote:
^^^^^

Please note all of these set ups will cost aproximately £130 and i cannot stretch to a 8800gts and dont want to spend that much. The hd 2600xt would be an gddr4 oc version. The hd 2600pros would be gddr3.

Any oppinions????

Will be paired with x2 3800 EE version and will be running at 1440 x 900.
finally will not be upgrading for 3 years.

Regards

Patrick


If you are not going to upgrade for 3 years and want DX10 then save your pennies and get a 8800GTS. Also is there really going to be a huge difference between DX9 and DX10? I have yet to see a huge difference in the screen shots and demos that I have watched. If you are not concerned about it get the X1950XT. I know I had my Ti 4200 for over a year after DX9 came out before finally getting a 6800. 3 years with no upgrade seems like a long long long long time............Might want to rethink that time frame.
June 7, 2007 4:56:03 PM

ok say i did go with the 8800gts then would i be able to use it to convert videos as well? Cos i know that all the others can and thats a real selling point for me as i convert loads for my ipod. It takes ages!!! Apparently doing it from a video card is much faster.

If the 8800gts doesnt support that then ill go with the x1950xt until dx9 is truely spent! :p 
January 7, 2008 5:24:55 PM

Hey, I'd have to say from personal experience to NOT go with SLIing two 8600GT's. That is what i did, and the boost in performance was not worth the cost, and some games run WORSE with SLI. I'd say go with a 8800GT (not GTX or GTS, just GT), its nice, and affordable.
January 7, 2008 5:43:25 PM

dude, did you even look at the DATE on this thread. lol.
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