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Old 04-22-07, 10:24 AM   #1
MukiEX
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Default GeForce 7600GT vs 8500 - Desktop Performance?

I got a buddy who's got the following requirements for a vid card :
- Sub $140, the lower the better
- Minimal Noise

He's between a 7600GT and an 8500, the latter of which looks nicer due to a fanless card he found. With that, a few questions :

- How do they compare, game-wise? (not all that important, actually)
- How do they compare under Beryl/Compiz? (I figure the naturally pixel-shader-oriented nature of a desktop compositer would give universal shaders the edge here)
- How does the 7600 (GS or GT) compare to the 8500 in heat generation and power supply requirements?

I thank you in advance for any advice provided. =3
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