Hey, guys my brother stewie asked me witch card is better Ati radeon 2600 Pro vs Nvidia geforce 8600gt he said he just need high performance because he wants to do a little bit heavy gaming so please tell me witch is better for games like:
Crysis,Fear,Counter-strike source,Half life 2, Need for speed pro street and stuff with that level of gaming
If you want to play Crysis he's going to have to up his budget a bit. Something like an 8800gt performs reasonably well in Crysis. However if it HAS to be out of those two i'd go for the 8600gt and overclock it, they're relatively easy to get up to 8600gts speeds.
The AMD card that compares to the 8600GT is the 2600XT/3650. The 2600pro is slower.
For some of the games that you mentioned (ok, only Crysis) he's going to need something "beefier". 8800GT/GTS/9600GT/GSO/3850/8800GS. Both the 3850 and the 8800GS can be had for ~$100, the others will be slightly more expensive.
AMD typically does not have as much headroom to o/c as NVIDIA. Even so, matching speeds with the 2600xt would still result in inferior performance since the pro is built differently (i.e., contains a subset of the xt 's architecture)
but as other said, I will really advice you to not buy 2600pro or 8600GT.
9600GT, 8800GS, 9600 GSO, Radeon HD3850 (in this order) or something in that range will be probably more expensive but such small amount more will give you 2-3 x performance so better save up $20-30 more and buy one of those. you can save money buying their 256MB parts as it will be less expensive and you can game at lower resolutions with same performance. (1024x768 or 1280x1024 max)
If you cant afford one of those buy a 8600GTS at least , its 2x faster than 8600GT in some cases and is like $10 more if you find deals
Perhaps for some, but the 3650 is probably the better cheaper way to go. If your not opposed to overclocking, the 8600GT might be better if most can get to GTS speeds.
The problem with the GT is that its beat (barely) by the 3650 on the low end, and for just $40 more, badly beaten by the 8800GS on the higher end. The 8800GS beats an overclocked 8600GT, and the GTS. This makes it hard for me to suggest the 8600GT.
Beats an overclocked 8600GT? The 8800GS mummifies the 8600GT and sends it on a one way trip down the Nile to the afterlife.
June 16, 2008 11:49:26 AM
His Computers Psu is 300W he said he will buy the Ati radeon 2600 Pro if he cant use a Nvidia geforce 8600Gt hes really sad because he doesnt know if it will work with his 300w psu he also said do you need a Power Slot for the Nvidia geforce 8600Gt
i have a 8600gt and a ati 2600 pro and my pro smoke the nvidia. if you have a 2600pro just by another and crisis plays flawless i would allways choose ati over nvidia because every time i buy a nvidia it never does what it says it can do.