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exzander

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About the 8600GTS
« on: May 01, 2007, 01:39:59 AM »
I'm buying a new Dell PC and one of the video card choices I have is the 256MB nVidia GeForce 8600 GTS and I'm wondering if it will suit my gaming needs or not. Keep in mind I don't want people to compare this card to other cards, I just want to know if the 8600 GTS will be a good card to use on games such as WoW, BF2, etc, I don't need any info on any other cards(I asked this same type of question a year or so ago for a different video card and couldn't get a straight answer because people just kept telling me "you should get this card, or that card isn't as good as this card, etc" so I only want to know how the 8600 GTS does when running games).

On a side note, I know it's a DX10 compatible card but since there isn't any DX10 games out yet I'm only asking for it's preformance for DX9(if you can tell me how it runs on Vista that would be great as well).

Thanks a lot, I really do appreciate it.

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    Re: About the 8600GTS
    « Reply #1 on: May 01, 2007, 03:29:01 AM »
    here's a review from someone who just bought one,  there are many reviews over at newegg.com from people who own these.....   reading is fun ......is it a good card,yes


        Pros: When I decided on the 8600gts series, I ordered this card because of the larger fan and heatsink. Smaller fans spinning at higher RPM make more noise, whereas this one pushes more air with a bit less noise. This one is slightly overclocked above default specs, so that is a plus. Articles on this model online have proven to gain an extra 50MHz overclock on core without lockups or voltage mod, but I haven't tried that.
        Cons: For an extra fifty bucks I could have upgraded to the 8800 series, and I think these are priced a bit high since it doesn't nearly compare to the 8800 series, as these have a big price/performance gap without a large gap in price. There are DX9 cards more powerful than this, but for less money. I guess you pay for the DX10 capabilites.
        Other Thoughts: Upgrading from the top of the nvidia 6 series, this is a step up for me without breaking the bank. Like a lot of folks, my monitor's native res is 1280x1024 which this card has proven to run games decently at. It is a safe choice but could stand a $20 price drop in my opinion to be more on par with performance.
    mobo- MSI P6N SLI / LCD Samsung  226BW
    Ram- G-Skill dual HQ / Speakers- 5300e's
    Fatality Hi-Fi Soundcard
    cpu - currently ~ E6600 / Foxfire only
    dual~Seagate 320 gig sata's
    8800 gts- MSI /Verizon Fios
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    Raptor

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    Re: About the 8600GTS
    « Reply #2 on: May 01, 2007, 07:04:46 AM »
    What's the price tag on it?

    extreme

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    Re: About the 8600GTS
    « Reply #3 on: May 01, 2007, 01:05:26 PM »
    Dear
    Try http://www.gamepc.com for GTS bench mark and run 3Dmark 2006 you will get your answer for future gaming support
    From  Pc game Lover

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      Re: About the 8600GTS
      « Reply #4 on: May 01, 2007, 01:30:30 PM »
      What's the price tag on it?

      8500 GT  95.00 - 110.00    " US "
      8600 GT 140.00- 190.00
      8600 GTS  175.00 - 230.00

      The cheaper ones usually have a rebate and the higher priced ones might have a higher clocked core speed on some models, like the MSI or BFG
      mobo- MSI P6N SLI / LCD Samsung  226BW
      Ram- G-Skill dual HQ / Speakers- 5300e's
      Fatality Hi-Fi Soundcard
      cpu - currently ~ E6600 / Foxfire only
      dual~Seagate 320 gig sata's
      8800 gts- MSI /Verizon Fios
          news is knowledge

      Raptor

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      Re: About the 8600GTS
      « Reply #5 on: May 01, 2007, 02:14:27 PM »
      Reasonable.