I have very limited budget and currently have a BFG 6600gt 128MB card. I am considering the 8600gt because of its sub $100 price. But when I compare the two cards I dont see much difference between them other than the quantity of memory. Will I see much difference in my games? I like playing BF2, World in Conflict and probably will play Red Alert 3 when it comes out.
You cant compare the clock speeds to one another really..or anything else. It's apples to oranges. the 8600gt uses stream processors which someone else can go into detail about You would notice a performance increase, but why not save up 50$ and get a 3850??