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8600gt vs 2600pro oc for a normal gamer

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November 24, 2007 9:03:29 AM

hey guys i m new here, but only in this forum, i know ocing n etc....so i will buy a gfx card, i wanted some info about 8600gt and 2600pro. if i oc 2600pro till its max will it be comparable to 8600gt??...and does anyone know when are the dx 10.1 cards are comming (the cheap one). i just only play NFS carbon, and some other racing games, but not games lyk crysis that demands high gfx performace. so which one will be better, or ill wait for dx10.1 cards??
a c 1372 U Graphics card
November 24, 2007 10:59:34 AM

both these cards don't handle directx 10 well and your games are not directx 10, they will though both handle older games fine. If I am to recommend minimum cards HD2600XT, 8600GTS both dx10, X1950pro dx9 or HD3850 which is the best of the bunch and supports dx10.1
Why risk warranty by overclocking low end card for 5 to 10% gain when a card with over 20% gain can be bought for 10 to 50dollars more.
November 24, 2007 1:42:53 PM

the place where i am living there are only three choices 8800gts or 2600pro or 8600gt and these nvidia prices are vhigh. so thats why i just want nfs carbon to be playin on 2600pro (can it be played??). and if some new software comes and want to use dx10 i will be havin a 2600pro thats why i m sticking with dx10 cards.
note..i wont be playing any dx10 games as i dont play too much games
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a b U Graphics card
November 24, 2007 3:01:46 PM

Go with the 8600GT and OC it.
November 24, 2007 6:39:04 PM

Direct X 10 is the biggest load of over hyped tripe, because it offers very little while killing performance. I was sucked in with DX10 and Vista, but I regret it now.

If you want something cheap and good at handling games then I would recommend the X1950 pro it only supports DX9, but It's faster than the two cards you mention.
If you buy a 8600GT or 2600Pro you will have terrible DX10 performance and also lag behind previous generation cards like the X1950pro in DX9, so conclusion they are both a waste of your cash.

Trust me the ATI X1950 pro is more worthy of your cash.
November 24, 2007 6:49:40 PM

@all thanks for your replies as i said i aint gonna use the card for high graphic recommending game. just small games and if there is new softwares for dx10 i would be having a dx10 card. so thats why i m saying 2600pro for my gaming purpose and i think ati products overclocks more than NVidia products. and is there any new gen cards comming. any cheap or the one that will replace 2600pro if yes then when??
November 29, 2007 9:34:22 PM

speedbird said:
Direct X 10 is the biggest load of over hyped tripe, because it offers very little while killing performance. I was sucked in with DX10 and Vista, but I regret it now.

If you want something cheap and good at handling games then I would recommend the X1950 pro it only supports DX9, but It's faster than the two cards you mention.
If you buy a 8600GT or 2600Pro you will have terrible DX10 performance and also lag behind previous generation cards like the X1950pro in DX9, so conclusion they are both a waste of your cash.

Trust me the ATI X1950 pro is more worthy of your cash.



hey guys i am going with a 7600gt i think this is a good decision, so do u prefer over 8600gt and 2600xt??...because the over all all games fps---8600gt (962.0)>7600gt(917.6)>2600xt(896.0). so ill overclock 7600gt little and i think so it will match with 8600gt. and is this video chart updated with new drivers??
a b U Graphics card
November 29, 2007 9:44:01 PM

jedimasterben said:
Tom's Charts don't have the 2600Pro, but 8600GT beats the 2600XT.
http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics_2007.html?modelx...

So I would go with the 8600GT. Plus, the 8600 can be overclocked to beat the 2600 by an even bigger margin.

HD2600XT sometimes beats the 8600GTS without fsaa, so I put it ahead of the 8600GT for sure.

crysis:
http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=698&p=2

UT3:
http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=693&p=5

TF2:
http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=691&p=2

a b U Graphics card
November 29, 2007 9:59:28 PM

Hey OP, check for HD3850 pricing/availability. It aboslutely destroys the 8600GTS. http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=704

Otherwise I'd say HD2600XT > 8600GT > 2600 pro.


Oh, and for need for speed Carbon, AVOID the GF7 series. They are aweful at it. Go with an ATI X19xx series, GF8600 or HD2600. The X1950 pro or even X1900GT will be alot stronger to max out Carbon with FSAA than the HD2600's.

EB does alot of carbon testing.

Avoid GF7's buy X1950 was the way to go at carbon's release:
http://www.elitebastards.com/cms/index.php?option=com_c...

X1950 pro > 8600GTS
http://www.elitebastards.com/cms/index.php?option=com_c...

HD2600XT
http://www.elitebastards.com/cms/index.php?option=com_c...

8600GT
http://www.elitebastards.com/cms/index.php?option=com_c...


Anyway, I was a fan of Carbon and bought a X1950XT to play it. Search EB's reviews as carbon is part of their bench suite (which is nice):
http://www.elitebastards.com/cms/index.php?option=com_c...
November 29, 2007 10:00:12 PM

now look i am really confused i am just a normal gamer that means i dont play crysis and all these kind of stuffs only nfs carbon or fifa2007..so which will be best among graphic cards.
a b U Graphics card
November 29, 2007 10:06:23 PM

I edited the link above with lots of Carbon benchmarks. I'd still buy the 8600GT over the HD2600 pro, but if you can go HD2600XT that's better. X1950 pro is better yet. And HD3850 would be a dream. http://www.elitebastards.com/cms/index.php?option=com_c...

You have to see what's avilable in your budget.


Anyway, I don't see the HD2600 pro reviewed in carbon. BUT, avoid the 7600GT, HD2400XT and 8500GT.
http://www.elitebastards.com/cms/index.php?option=com_c...
November 29, 2007 10:22:40 PM

so can a 2600pro overclocked be good for carbon or not...ok now i made my decision i am going for 2600xt, and if 2600pro can do well in carbon i ll go for it
November 30, 2007 8:10:22 AM

actually i have 19"wide screen, so i can play 2600pro also on 1280x768 with overclocking and lowering the quality of the game...so i think it will be nice with it. thanks for your replies pauldh, speedbird
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