8600 GT Vs 2600 XT (gddr3/gddr4) Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Last response: August 23, 2007 12:32 AM in Graphics & Displays Share nightscope August 22, 2007 8:49:04 PM Alright, I'm building a budget build computer and I need some help. I know there are several threads out there about this topic, but I want some of my questions answered. In fps games, which would be best out of these three? 8600 GT, 2600 XT gddr3, or 2600 XT gddr4 Is there much difference between the 2600 xt gddr3 and gddr4? If so, how much? Please also know that the 2600 XT gddr3 is 5 bucks more than the 8600 gt, and the gddr4 is 20 bucks more than the 8600 GT, so yeah. What do you guys think? I can't really find a dx9 $100 card that is has better performance, can you? Thanks in advance! More about : 8600 2600 gddr3 gddr4 kpo6969 August 22, 2007 9:17:42 PM Instead of beating a dead horse, read this: http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,2171441,00.a... For what it's worth I have a 8600GT. pesh August 22, 2007 9:24:12 PM Ive got an 8600 GT and can play the Bioshock demo at max at 1600x1200 with very little slowdown. Course mine is the MSI OC edition, and also bumped to 650/1700. Related resources the X1950PRO Vs 8600GT Vs HD2600XT delima ! - Forum 8600gt sli vs x1950xt vs hd 2600xt vs hd 2600pro crossfire - Forum 8600GT or HD2600XT? 512mb DDR3 or 256mb DDR4? - Forum 8600GT or HD 2600 XT??? - Forum Enough power for 8600gt/2600xt? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer nightscope August 22, 2007 9:43:17 PM So I guess the 2600 XT is faster than the 8600GT, am I right? kpo6969 August 22, 2007 10:37:06 PM My 2 cents: who ever has the better drivers at the moment. My 8600 is a stop-gap until I can find a 256bit bus- DX10-single slot card that will fit in my case. boredatcanon August 22, 2007 11:47:47 PM If you are not using vista than get a x1950pro for 130. It blows both of them out the water. Even if you are using vista there dx10 performance is worse than xp. San Pedro August 23, 2007 12:32:47 AM Yeah, if you have the power the x1950pro is a good choice. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 2600xt/pro or 8600gt? Forum Ati radeon 2600 Pro vs Nvidia geforce 8600Gt Forum Nvidia 8600GT vs ATI 2600 vs 3650 Forum ATI HD2600 vs NVIDIA GEFORCE 8600GT Forum HD2600 vs. 8600GT? Forum HD 2600 Pro vs. 8500 or 8600gt Forum 8600gt vs 2600pro oc for a normal gamer Forum 8600gt 512mb vs 1950 pro/xt 256mb Forum X800Xt crossfire vs 7800 gt vs 8600 ultra Forum 1900gt vs. 2600xt? Forum SolvedRadeon HD 5550 1gb ddr2 vs nvidia 8600 gt oc 512gb ddr3? Forum 8600GTX or 2600XT Forum ati hd 2600xt or 8600 GTS for +$100? Forum XFX Geforce 8600GTS or HIS Radeon HD 2600 XT Forum 2600XT beats the 8600 GTS in Bioshock? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !