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Old August 10, 2007, 10:46 PM
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Default xfx 8600 GT Fatal1ty - Opinions?

Ive recently checked out this video card. Looked at a few reviews and they seem to be pretty good at a pretty sweet price but i always keep hearing that the 8600's weren't as good in terms of performance as say...a 7900 gt or a 7900 gs for that matter.

Whats your take on this? Should i go with the fatal1ty or the 7900's?
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I personally wouldn't go near any 8600 card except for HTPC. the 7900 would better for gaming in my opinion, except for the lack of DX10
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The 7900 GS is faster than the 8600 GTS in most (not all) games, is cheaper, and overclocks WAY better. Only downsides are increased power consumption and no DX 10 support. The 8600 GT is slower than the 8600 GTS, so unless it's substanitally cheaper, I wouldn't bother. The 8800 GTS 320 MB is going for like $280ish now, so there's really no reason not to spend the extra $100 or so for 3x the performance.
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Old August 11, 2007, 01:22 AM
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The 7900 GS is faster than the 8600 GTS in most (not all) games, is cheaper, and overclocks WAY better. Only downsides are increased power consumption and no DX 10 support. The 8600 GT is slower than the 8600 GTS, so unless it's substanitally cheaper, I wouldn't bother. The 8800 GTS 320 MB is going for like $280ish now, so there's really no reason not to spend the extra $100 or so for 3x the performance.
Thanks for the tip. I do have one question though. I wont be upgrading my comp until at least around Christmas (thats where the money pours in =D) and you said that the 8800 gts is $280ish. So far the only source where i can actually match that price was at futureshop where they are selling it at $279
(its on sale so taht price is only for a week -_-).

How much do you think the 8800 gts (320mb) will cost around by december?
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Way lower? Prices get lower as time goes on. Thats just how computers are.

Rumour has it that the NVIDIA 9800 series will be out in November. I believe they are releasing GTX and GTS at the same time.
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8500/8600 cards are nothing more than a glorified 7900 with DX 10 capabilities.

The 8500/8600 are good for HTPC as stated otherwise I'd stick with a 7900 or go to a 320/640mb GTS.
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Unfortunately there is currently no real competition in the mid DX10 market which is keeping prices on the 8800 gt/gtx fairly high.

I wouldn't expect to see too much movement in price before ATI has something to offer in the 2XXX line that isn't either their absolute top end, or the low end 2600 series.
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Thanks for the tip. I do have one question though. I wont be upgrading my comp until at least around Christmas (thats where the money pours in =D) and you said that the 8800 gts is $280ish. So far the only source where i can actually match that price was at futureshop where they are selling it at $279
(its on sale so taht price is only for a week -_-).

How much do you think the 8800 gts (320mb) will cost around by december?
Probably in the $200 - $250 range, I would imagine ... I don't forsee the price dropping too drastically until ATI gives it some competition ...
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Probably in the $200 - $250 range, I would imagine ... I don't forsee the price dropping too drastically until ATI gives it some competition ...
The 320mg version of the 8800gts is on at ncix for 279
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...A&promoid=1065
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