View Full Version : Not sure which card I should have.

05-25-07, 09:13 PM
I just got Vista Ultimate x64 and like it. I also just upgraded to a XFX 7950GT Extreme (512MB PCIe version with passive cooling). It's not that great with Vista so far. Whenever Vista starts up, the screen refreshes and flickers a couple of times and also the very first time I right click after Vista starts up, the screen refreshes and flickers. Also I get alot of driver hanging / not responding popups coming from the taskbar.

Since NVIDIA isn't putting anymore time into developing drivers for the 7 series, should I return my card and get an 8600GTS instead? I need a single slot card since I use a Shuttle that has only one PCIe x16 slot and one PCI slot. The PCI slot is used up by a TV Tuner and the 8800GTS would block that slot.

I really only play WoW at 1920x1200 on a Dell 2407WFP. I also like the silentness of the XFX 7950GT.

05-27-07, 05:38 AM
I don't know how well a 8600GTS will play wow at 1900x1200.

05-27-07, 05:54 AM
Do you have any PCI-E x1 slots ?
You could get a PCI-E x1 tuner and free up that PCI slot.

05-27-07, 07:00 AM
Nope. I have a Shuttle XPC SD39P2. It has one PCIe x16 slot and one PCI slot. It's a small form factor PC.

05-27-07, 07:02 AM
I've been reading up on the 8600GTS cards. I wanted to get one of the factory overclocked 8600GTS models from XFX or EVGA, but I've read on different forums that the factory overclocked models have problems. How does an 8600GTS with reference clocks compare to my XFX 7950GT Extreme (passively cooled, overclocked, 512MB version)?

05-28-07, 09:06 AM
Your 7950 Extreme is going to be a faster card then a 8600GTS even if the 8600GTS is overclocked because of the 128bit interface.and the 7950Gt has 256bit interface.