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6600gt vs 8600gt

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February 21, 2008 11:52:42 PM

I have very limited budget and currently have a BFG 6600gt 128MB card. I am considering the 8600gt because of its sub $100 price. But when I compare the two cards I dont see much difference between them other than the quantity of memory. Will I see much difference in my games? I like playing BF2, World in Conflict and probably will play Red Alert 3 when it comes out.

6600GT 8600GT
Core Clock 500 MHz 540 MHz
Pixel Pipe lines 8 ??
Memory Clock 1000 MHz 1400 MHz
Memory Size 128 MB 512 MB
Memory Interface 128-bit 128-bit
Memory Type GDDR3 GDDR3
RAMDAC 400MHz 400 MHz
Max Res 2048x1536 2560x1600

Is the additional 40MHz on core clock and additional 400 MHz on memory clock going to make much difference?

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February 22, 2008 12:20:17 AM

The 8600 GT is faster by quite some. Depending on your budget it might be a decent upgrade. I would look at the 3850 though, or, if the 3850 is too much, at the 2600xt.

I recently upgraded from a 6800XT (not much faster than the 6600GT) to a 2600XT. I'm quite pleased with it's performance.
February 22, 2008 12:20:55 AM

You cant compare the clock speeds to one another really..or anything else. It's apples to oranges. the 8600gt uses stream processors which someone else can go into detail about :p  You would notice a performance increase, but why not save up 50$ and get a 3850?? :heink: 
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February 22, 2008 12:22:13 AM

With the price cuts, the Hd3850 is getting pretty cheap, but still around $150. The 8600GT and the 2600XT perform closely, so go with which ever one is cheaper.
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February 22, 2008 12:31:45 AM

How is the 8600GTS priced over there?
February 22, 2008 1:06:55 AM

The 8600GTS 256MB is between $79 and $99 depending on brand. The 512mb version is $139.
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February 22, 2008 2:06:45 AM

The 512mb one would be a bit faster, but I doubt the 8600GT or GTS are powerful enough to take advantage of the extra memory.