View Full Version : NX8600GTS Diamond Plus VS NX8800 GTS Overclocked

09-07-07, 10:13 AM
Well, this is my dilemma.


8600 GPU runs 100MHz faster than the 8800 and video memory runs a bit faster as well at 2000 instead of 1700 for the 8800, also this 8600 boosts a bit more vid memory.

However, the 8800 has a 320bit memory bus interface compared to a 128bit for the 8600. And of course it's a newer 8800 model, however, I don't have the specifics on what the advantage of an 8800 is over an 8600.

Of course the 8600 has an HDMI port as well, but ya can hook that up via a converter in the HDMI too if ya wanna setup a home theatre pc.

Both're actually mid-range gfx cards and price doesn't differ toooo much.

I'm getting one of these tomorrow since I got time to go get it over the weekend and I really need to get my PC built since my current one just got too worn out.

So ... my dilemma ...

Which one to buy?

09-07-07, 10:28 AM

09-07-07, 10:34 AM
Tnx for the help. Also, if it's not too much trouble I'd also like a bit of an explanation. Ya know, I like to get smarter too ya know since I'm also a bit of a computer enthousiast, always happy to learn something new. :lol:

09-07-07, 12:03 PM
Beside the 320 bit memory bus it also has more Stream Processors (unified shader units) than the 8600. Not to say about three times more. :)

09-07-07, 12:12 PM
To keep it simple 8600 is cutdown version of 8800 much smaller chip inside and its actually much slower. You can read up some technical stuff if you like. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_8_Series

09-07-07, 05:26 PM
Alrighty then, tnx for the prompt response.

I've ordered and reserved my new 8800 GTS now and will be picking it up tomorrow morning. Along with a new main board, system mem, processor and case w/ 500W power source.
Still got plenty of optical and hard drives, so don't need new ones there.

Then by tomorrow evening I'll be all set to go again.

I've chosen an SLI board with 2XPCIex16 so I've still got options towards the future as well, but right now I just ain't got the funds to put in 2 of these 8800's. :lol:

09-09-07, 11:07 AM
8600 - 7600 but dx10