...is overclocked nicely (to >8600GT speeds), and has GDDR3. For only $80, it appears to compare to stock 8600GTs. I cannot find anything quite like it on the VGA charts. Where would it fit in, and would it be a reasonable buy for general use and lightweight gaming?
My cousin has a Dull with an 8300something in it. I'm giving him an additional PC, that needs a graphics card. It will be used for general purposes and very light gaming. I want the PC I'm giving him to be at least as good as what he has, which is easy; but anything more I can do would be nice, but I'm trying to be cheap (hey, he's already getting a PC!).
What would you suggest? Is this card reasonable in this context? Thanks.
Hmmm, I'll look closer at all of these. I'm favoring the nVidia a little because the drivers (including any anomalies) will match what he has already. This is an additional PC, not a replacement. His sons will share them, hence one shouldn't utterly destroy the other (that may be hard, up against a mere 8300). I don't know what sort of PSU he already has; the new one can handle a 7900GS (or better). Still, that 2600XT with the free game looks awfully nice. Maybe I'll give him this PC, and an additional video card for the other one. That's a thought...
8600gt has a better make of gpu.... 8500gt sucks overall all, i had one and got it too 642mhz core and 987mhz memory.... still sucked.... so i got a x1950pro.... at least 3 times faster for less than twice the price..