View Full Version : 8400/8500/8600 worth the trouble?
10-16-07, 05:15 AM
I've been looking for a way to improve gaming experience on my computer.
Basic spec: (could post exact names of each component if needed)
AMD Dual-Core Athlon 3800
Alas, I'm a low budget person (ATM) should I upgrade the 6600 to any of the low-budget 8-series cards?
What are your thoughts?
10-16-07, 05:48 AM
go for the 8600GTS - for roughly 400% performance increase.
10-17-07, 10:12 AM
I'm running 2x8600gt . My intel e4300 is overclocked to 3.0 from 1.8. My 3dmark06 score is 8800. I paid $100 for each card. I've seen worse scores from best cards. I see nothing wrong with the 8600gt but if I was to do it over I would buy the 8600gts.
10-17-07, 04:13 PM
I would wait for the 8800GT and get the 256 version at the end of the month.
10-18-07, 01:42 AM
8800gt is a bit over my budget ATM.
Where I live prices (as far as I could've figured them out) go as follow:
8400/8500 - 75$-100$
8600GT - 150$ ; 8600GTS - 200$
8800GTS - 300$
and currently 150$ is really my roof...
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