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jcniest5
04-08-07, 03:02 PM
Considering that the 8800GTX is the toptier performing video card now, NVidia is coming up with newer/slower models by the name of 8600GTS, GT and 8500GT, are these still faster than the 7900GTX by a noticeable margin? Looking at a budget standpoint for those who are a little less fortune, I'm thinking of buying one of these when they launch just so I'm DX10 ready. What do you guys think?

|MaguS|
04-08-07, 03:10 PM
I dout it, The 8600 and 8500 will probably be slower then the 7900GTX.

trinibwoy
04-08-07, 03:19 PM
Right now the 8600 is still struggling to surpass 7900GT class hardware so it probably won't be a good choice for someone upgrading from high-end G7x hardware.

Redeemed
04-08-07, 03:24 PM
Right now the 8600 is still struggling to surpass 7900GT class hardware so it probably won't be a good choice for someone upgrading from high-end G7x hardware.

Exactly. And, at best, the 8600GTS will probably match the performance of a 7900GTX when playing DX10 games. In all honesty I my self am rather disappointed in these cards- I was expecting the 8600GTS to alteast be as fast as the 7900GTX. Oh well...

GeniusPr0
04-08-07, 03:36 PM
7900GTX hands down in high res because of 512MB rather than the 8600's 256. Once a 8600GTS 512MB version is out GG 7900GTX.

kevJ420
04-08-07, 04:10 PM
I say even though the 7900 GTX is faster, to still get an 8600.

Up until the 8 series, the last time any vid card had acceptable filtering was w/ Ti-4000 series all the way back in 2002.

In a ps 1.1 or less game, the Ti4000 series still looks a little bit better than anything that's been released after the ti-4000 series, but the 8 series doesn't shimmer w/ HQ setting and clamped lod bias, so it's definately acceptable.

Dazz
04-09-07, 05:01 AM
uldn't go from a 7900GTX to a 8600 unless they increase the frame buffer on the 8600. 256MB Is now too small for high detail e.g Ghost Recon needs 512MB if you want high detail gfx. And looks alot better then AF. More
and more game will need 512MB Also.

Redeemed
04-09-07, 05:16 AM
uldn't go from a 7900GTX to a 8600 unless they increase the frame buffer on the 8600. 256MB Is now too small for high detail e.g Ghost Recon needs 512MB if you want high detail gfx. And looks alot better then AF. More
and more game will need 512MB Also.

QFT.

8600 series FTL. I'm rether disappointed and really hope they release something better. Keep the 7900GTX.

Dazz
04-09-07, 05:38 AM
Well the only choice you then have is the 8800GTS.