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XFX Geforce 8600GTS or HIS Radeon HD 2600 XT

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December 17, 2007 11:56:15 PM

Hi, I was wondering which one would give me the best perfomance in games.

The 8600: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item...

OR

The 2600: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

I don't need to play games at a high resolution. Only at 1024x768
December 18, 2007 12:20:49 AM

the 8600gts should be faster, but if you can add a little more $$ you can get the ati hd3850 that is a lot faster than the two
December 18, 2007 12:31:50 AM

second that 8600 is faster at lower resolutions.. but 3850s are cheap and so much more powerful
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December 18, 2007 1:19:50 AM

I guess il go with the 8600 GTS cause i dont trust the ATI drivers.
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December 18, 2007 1:20:53 AM

BloodxJunkie said:
The price difference is because the ones I showed are in canadian prices. I dont have enough money for the hd3850 but I think ive found a better card for the same price.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...


That's a 'little bit' better than the DDR3 version, though I'd vote for the 3850. :D 
December 18, 2007 1:58:41 AM

Depends on what games you wish to play but the 8600 and 2600 are only DX10 on paper anyway.. they don't have enough power.. look at DX9 cards (ATi DX9 still hold true in many games unlike many 7 series nvidia cards it seems)
http://www.gamespot.com/features/6183967/p-4.html
December 18, 2007 9:40:59 AM

Blackra1n said:
Depends on what games you wish to play but the 8600 and 2600 are only DX10 on paper anyway.. they don't have enough power.. look at DX9 cards (ATi DX9 still hold true in many games unlike many 7 series nvidia cards it seems)
http://www.gamespot.com/features/6183967/p-4.html


I dont really intend on playing DX 10 Games with the card.
December 18, 2007 9:27:09 PM

Im just gonna go with my orginal choice. XFX The 8600 GTS 256MB. Thanks 4 your help you guys!
December 18, 2007 9:52:38 PM

This is a perfect example where plenty of people provide the best help possible but to no luck with ignorant people. Trust us, the 3850 is a great card, it performs on a competly different scale for a minmial cost increase. The drivers are fine.
December 19, 2007 10:14:39 PM

The prices are higher cause there canadian. lol

I cant afford the 3850 though. Thats why im going with the 8600 GTS.
December 19, 2007 10:25:21 PM

BloodxJunkie said:
The prices are higher cause there canadian. lol

I cant afford the 3850 though. Thats why im going with the 8600 GTS.


ATI HD 3850s are going for $179 on www.ncix.com right now. They eat 8600GTS for breakfast. I mean like 30-50% more frames per second. The 8600 is really not a good investment of your money at this point in time espescially if your looking for around $165 for the card.

EDIT: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=26984&vpn=38...
also comes with valve's blackbox
December 19, 2007 10:56:51 PM

Ok il look at that card. Il probablly end up getting it too. Thanks for the help.
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