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I need to choose a graphics card for my new system build

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September 16, 2008 11:43:23 PM

I posted early my system and someone commented that the Geforce 8600GT is better then the Radeon HD 2600PRO. Is it? Here are the specs for each:

MSI RX2600Pro-T2D512E Radeon HD 2600PRO

Model
Brand MSI
Model RX2600Pro-T2D512E
Interface
Interface PCI Express x16
Chipset
Chipset Manufacturer ATI
GPU Radeon HD 2600PRO
Core clock 600MHz
Stream Processors 120 Stream Processing Units
Memory
Memory Clock 800MHz
Memory Size 512MB
Memory Interface 128-bit
Memory Type GDDR2
3D API
DirectX DirectX 10
OpenGL OpenGL 2.0
Ports
DVI 2
TV-Out HDTV / S-Video / Composite Out
VIVO No
General
Tuner None
RAMDAC 400 MHz
Max Resolution 2560 x 1600
Cooler With Fan
Dual-Link DVI Supported Yes
Windows Vista Certified for Windows Vista
HDCP Ready Yes



ZOTAC ZT-86TEQ3P-FSR GeForce 8600 GT

Model
Brand ZOTAC
Model ZT-86TEQ3P-FSR
Interface
Interface PCI Express x16
Chipset
Chipset Manufacturer NVIDIA
GPU GeForce 8600 GT
Core clock 540MHz
Stream Processors 32
Memory
Memory Clock 1400MHz
Memory Size 256MB
Memory Interface 128-bit
Memory Type GDDR3
3D API
DirectX DirectX 10
OpenGL OpenGL 2.0
Ports
DVI 2
TV-Out HDTV / S-Video Out
General
RAMDAC 400 MHz
Max Resolution 2560 x 1600
SLI Supported Yes
Cooler With Fan
Dual-Link DVI Supported Yes
Windows Vista Certified for Windows Vista
HDCP Ready Yes


So which one is better? Or if you can find a card at Newegg for under $60 that's better that both of these.

September 17, 2008 12:08:11 AM

it will destroy those other two.... rebates do suck tho
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September 17, 2008 12:14:18 AM

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September 17, 2008 4:51:51 AM

Yes the 8600GT is better. The question I ask is, why? That's really a pretty slow card by today's standards. At least consider getting a 4670 or 9600GSO/GT with some good rebates. Personally I hate rebates so I'd go with the 4670 :) .
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