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Geforce 8600

Is a geforce 8600 gt xxx 265mb good? card or list what you think in a good card builing new computer =]

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    An ATI 3870X2 or a NVIDIA 9800GT
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    For cs source? yes.
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    I know that a 8500 is worst than a 7600... Really!...
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    NOOOOO ANY NEWISH VIDEO CARD THAT HAS 600 IN THE END IS NOT MADE FOR GAMES!!!!

    Ive said this a billion zillion times already!

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    The card is a good deal nowadays (which is all you would care about if you're poor like me).
    It's pretty good for simple games that run on the sauce engine (and games inferior to it), but don't expect to be running Crysis on modest resolutions and get great fps. Also, you could do some sweet sli with two of them if your mobo supports it and your power supply is sufficient. Lol external sli dongle.
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    Posted by gamebrigada

    NOOOOO ANY NEWISH VIDEO CARD THAT HAS 600 IN THE END IS NOT MADE FOR GAMES!!!!

    Ive said this a billion zillion times already!

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    This text contains excessive screaming facts into your face.

    Not true. The 9600GT is a proper gaming card.
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    Posted by Crazypip666

    Posted by gamebrigada

    NOOOOO ANY NEWISH VIDEO CARD THAT HAS 600 IN THE END IS NOT MADE FOR GAMES!!!!

    Ive said this a billion zillion times already!

    This text contains excessive screaming facts into your face.
    This text contains excessive screaming facts into your face.

    Not true. The 9600GT is a proper gaming card.


    Thats another exception, I forgot about it, thats why I said newish, I was excluding the ATI X series.
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    Posted by Crazypip666

    Posted by gamebrigada

    NOOOOO ANY NEWISH VIDEO CARD THAT HAS 600 IN THE END IS NOT MADE FOR GAMES!!!!

    Ive said this a billion zillion times already!

    This text contains excessive screaming facts into your face.
    This text contains excessive screaming facts into your face.

    Not true. The 9600GT is a proper gaming card.


    Ya, if you have Hundread of dollars to spend on a card that has huge fluctuation's in FPS.

    The 8600 GT is a great card, as long as you have a good CPU to back it up. Don't listen to gamebrigada baaaawing about a 600 MHZ clock, it makes barely and difference in the end whether its 600 or 800, sliver of performance change. I've seen the 86000 GT from XFX (what I have) go on sale for $90 after mail-in rebate at TigerDirect.
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    Posted by SuspectOfMurder

    Posted by Crazypip666

    Posted by gamebrigada

    NOOOOO ANY NEWISH VIDEO CARD THAT HAS 600 IN THE END IS NOT MADE FOR GAMES!!!!

    Ive said this a billion zillion times already!

    This text contains excessive screaming facts into your face.
    This text contains excessive screaming facts into your face.

    Not true. The 9600GT is a proper gaming card.


    Ya, if you have Hundread of dollars to spend on a card that has huge fluctuation's in FPS.

    The 8600 GT is a great card, as long as you have a good CPU to back it up. Don't listen to gamebrigada baaaawing about a 600 MHZ clock, it makes barely and difference in the end whether its 600 or 800, sliver of performance change. I've seen the 86000 GT from XFX (what I have) go on sale for $90 after mail-in rebate at TigerDirect.


    9600 GT is about 150$~180$ depends if you get it factory clocked or not, and it's preformance is a bit below a 8800 GT, that's pretty goddamn impressive if you ask me, beating the best budget card of last year.
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    Posted by SuspectOfMurder

    Posted by Crazypip666

    Posted by gamebrigada

    NOOOOO ANY NEWISH VIDEO CARD THAT HAS 600 IN THE END IS NOT MADE FOR GAMES!!!!

    Ive said this a billion zillion times already!

    This text contains excessive screaming facts into your face.
    This text contains excessive screaming facts into your face.

    Not true. The 9600GT is a proper gaming card.


    Ya, if you have Hundread of dollars to spend on a card that has huge fluctuation's in FPS.

    The 8600 GT is a great card, as long as you have a good CPU to back it up. Don't listen to gamebrigada baaaawing about a 600 MHZ clock, it makes barely and difference in the end whether its 600 or 800, sliver of performance change. I've seen the 86000 GT from XFX (what I have) go on sale for $90 after mail-in rebate at TigerDirect.

    The 8600GT is a crap card. While core clock is important, many people don't get that other things like stream processors are more important. I have seen the 9600GT for $150 with a $40 mail in rebate for a total of $110. That is an incredible deal considering how much better it is than anything else in that price range.
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    I prefer the 8800 GTX 768 Mb or the 9800 GTX 512 Mb. Or if you want to go all out an buy an amazing card, buy the 9800 GX2 1 Gb.
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    I have an 8600GT M and it gives me lots of love. Really.
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    I have a 8600 GTS.
    I bought it with the intention to buy another later, to run them in SLI. I get excellent CSS fps, and "meh" Crysis performance. That and it was like under $100
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    Get an 8800 GT. It's only a little more but definently worth it since everyone's already moving on to the 9600's.
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    Posted by SuspectOfMurder

    Posted by Crazypip666

    Posted by gamebrigada

    NOOOOO ANY NEWISH VIDEO CARD THAT HAS 600 IN THE END IS NOT MADE FOR GAMES!!!!

    Ive said this a billion zillion times already!

    This text contains excessive screaming facts into your face.
    This text contains excessive screaming facts into your face.

    Not true. The 9600GT is a proper gaming card.


    Ya, if you have Hundread of dollars to spend on a card that has huge fluctuation's in FPS.

    The 8600 GT is a great card, as long as you have a good CPU to back it up. Don't listen to gamebrigada baaaawing about a 600 MHZ clock, it makes barely and difference in the end whether its 600 or 800, sliver of performance change. I've seen the 86000 GT from XFX (what I have) go on sale for $90 after mail-in rebate at TigerDirect.


    Lol and you call me the idiot.
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    Many cards lower than an 8600 can run CS:S fine too.
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    8800gts 512mb
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    Posted by Rootbeerz

    An ATI 3870X2 or a NVIDIA 9800GT


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    Yep, almost any computer part manufactured after Source came out can run it pretty well. I had a Geforce 5200, and it ran it pretty well.
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    True, when I first tried source, I had an AMD +3200 x2 with an x1300 pro and 1 gig ram, ran it pretty well, 60 fps.
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    The BFG Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTS OC 320mb is one amazing card with directX10, 320MB GDDR3 ram and a 2560x1600 resolution. at $349 it is worth every cent

    p.s. the 640MB verson has identical speeds and costs $150 more at $500
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    Posted by toxic_waster

    The BFG Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTS OC 320mb is one amazing card with directX10, 320MB GDDR3 ram and a 2560x1600 resolution. at $349 it is worth every cent

    p.s. the 640MB verson has identical speeds and costs $150 more at $500

    Those prices are high even for Australia, and neither of those cards are worth it anymore since the 9600GT out performs them.
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    Depends on how much you are willing to pay.

    I wouldnt get the 8600gt or the HD2600xt because neither are proper gaming cards. For almost the same price I'd get the ATI 3650 512mb or 1gb [only problem with those cards is that they're DDR2]. For $150 you can get yourself a nice 9600gt or ATI 3850. I'd get the 9600gt because it outperforms the ATI card in many games. Around $200 you can get an 8800gt, which is a VERY good card. Next step up would be the 8800gts 512mb [MAKE SURE ITS THE 512MB version].

    Posted by toxic_waster

    The BFG Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTS OC 320mb is one amazing card with directX10, 320MB GDDR3 ram and a 2560x1600 resolution. at $349 it is worth every cent

    p.s. the 640MB verson has identical speeds and costs $150 more at $500


    I'm sorry but I've seen the card for $229.

    After this point it gets pretty jumbled. You could get an SLI configuration or Crossfire configuration. You can get the 8800GTX or the 9800GTX. You can get the ATI 3870 X2 or the 9800GX2 or even the 8800 Ultra. I wouldn't recommend the 9800GTX because it isn't much better than the 8800 Ultra or the 8800GTX. The 9800GX2 is a good card because it is significantly better, if you're willing to spend around $550.
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    I have an 8600 GT myself, with more stream processors and 512 GDDR II, plays games fine as hell.
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    I run 2 dual 8800's gtx nVidia Cards mostly to run 3dsmax and some of my other 3d Modeling/Animation software, I run with a second mostly for animations and bigtime renders! Most V-cards out today are pretty good I guess, pending the application! My advice, use what you have, untill you find a need for faster clocking speeds for V-Cards. "For God sakes, be careful out there! " :)
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    I have the eVGA 8600GT and it runs all my games just fine at 1680x1050.
    Never drops below 100 FPS for Source games.

    Even runs CoD4 at 1680x1050 and AAx2 without dropping below 60.
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