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    8500GT or 8600GT Graphics?

    Hello all, this is my first post here!

    I'm trying to decide which graphics card to get. It's between this cheaper "Xpertvision 8500GT Sonic edition 256MB 128bit DDR3 DVI TVO PCI-E":
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/...duct_uid=128084


    Or for 25 more I can get this "Inno3D 8600GT 256MB 128bit DDR3 DVI PCI-E Graphics Card":
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/...duct_uid=126974



    Both are directx10 and 256mb of ddr3, the Xpertvision one is 50 but has the 8500GT chipset and comes overclocked. The Inno3D one is 76 but has the 8600GT chipset. Seems to me like the Xpertvision is a real bargain but would it be worth me paying the extra 25 for the 8600GT chipset?

    Thanks!

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    I would seriously suggest that you go with an 8600 GT over an 8500 GT if you are gaming.

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    Wow, thanks for your very quicky reply.

    Yes a bit of gaming will take place on the rig and probably a Vista installation at some point in the next few months. Games wise, I won't be trying to play the newest games on very high resolutions (obviously this is a budget card we are talking about here) but would still like good performance on the games I will be playing. Vista wise, obviously I would like the os to run as smooth as is possible.

    So you think the advantage of the 8600 chip at 25 more makes it the best option considering what I've said above?

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    the 8600GT is not really a very budget card. its equivelant to a 7900GS, plus the new features of direct x 10. and its not too far down in the graphics card spectrum
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    Well that's a good thing I guess, I think I'll go for the 8600gt. Just have to wiat for it to get back in stock now.

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    Welcome to TechIMO!

    The 8500gt, especially in gaming, is not even remotely close to the performance of the 8600gt. The 8600gt will be a great card for vista and gaming, as it supports DX10 and has plenty of muscle for current games and will play future ones fine as well.
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    i recently got the XFX 8600GT and i am very pleased with it .... great card and im thankful that i didnt go with an 8500
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    What games are we talking about here? Also what kind of hardware do you have in your computer? If you have low end hardware, it isn't going to matter what kind of video card you get, because your other hardware is going to bottleneck it. If you only plan on playing a few select games or some older games, it isn't going to matter what card you get either. So, before you get a video card, let us know what your system specs are and what games you want to play.

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    Games like Fear, HL 2 + EP1, Far Cry, Grand Theft Auto, WOW, and any newer ones that come out that I might get round to, but nothing too demanding. It's a system built out of older components for a family member, will be used as an all round system and some games will be played on it.

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    P4 3ghz
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    The mboard is an Asrock p4vm890, one of the few p4 boards with a pci-e x16 slot.

    Thanks everyone, I think I'm decided on the 8600GT.

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    I hope the psu is a good brand, you're about to add some considerable load to it.

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    Eh, the 8600GT doesn't use all that much power. They don't even need an external power source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RamonGTP View Post
    Eh, the 8600GT doesn't use all that much power. They don't even need an external power source.
    oh, since people compared it to the 7900 of that series I thought it'd use a bunch of power too.

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    Thanks everyone for your quick replies. I'll go for the 8600gt, and I'm sure I'll be using this forum a lot more in future.

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    Hi GUYSsssssssss.......
    This is my first scrap n m happy that I joined this forum as there are amazing guys here and the reply is too fast... superb.....

    Just like LazyD, I have a query:---

    First my configuration:
    -> Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3000+ ; 2.00 GHz
    -> Motherboard : MSI via K8M800-CE + VT8237R Chipset
    -> has AGP 3.0 with 8X transfer and 32-bit PCI Bus Slots)
    -> 1 GB DDR RAM
    -> Seagate Barracuda 160 GB SATA Hard Disk

    I am plannin to get a graphic card as I am upgrading to Vista tommoro....
    Now, I know no head no tail about graphic cards so I am depending on u, my brothers, to guide me to get the best one for my PC......

    Please tell me which would be the best option in terms of performance and price (my dads not rich... hehehehe)...

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    get a 7600GT for AGP, thats your best bet. remember, 256mb version and not 512mb. should be around US$100


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    Welcome to TechIMO, vishkid7

    The 7600gt is the best midrange agp "budget" card that will net you very good frame rates. Also, what power supply is your current system using?
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    I wouldn't suggest upgrading to vista with that setup, you'll run much better with xp. vista's ram requirements are ridiculous at today's price ranges.

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    dear Pullmy foot: 7600GT costs around Rs. 8350/-, quite expensive in Mumbai, India... if I want that one I will have to wait for a year....

    dear solocamo : Thanx for ur warm welcome. just read the above quote about the expense... Also, is PCI aster or AGP? The system power supply should be 400 or 450; not too sure...

    dear Mrniceguy : u r a bit late on ur advice as I have already upgraded with Vista... Its my fault I should have asked for it earlier. Now, that sets me back. Should I get a graphic card and use it on XP or shud I get the directX10 graphic card for VISTa????

    U guys see I am new and CONFUSED, dont kno wat to do... Brothers please help me.....
    Available card in my area:
    7600 GT AGP -> Rs. 8350/-
    8500 GT -> Rs. 8500/-
    POW --> Rs. 5500/-
    As u see both are quite expensive here.......
    Last edited by vishkid7; June 22nd, 2007 at 07:09 AM.

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    PCI is the old one. AGP is faster than that. PCI express is the newest slot. PCI express beats AGP. There is no AGP for the 8 series so your best bet is still the 7600GT. whats the conversion rate? dont think any of us have any idea what you mean cuz we dont know how many US thats worth


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    yeah, you either need the 7600gt or something less expensive in that gf7 line. Your mobo is too outdated for the GF8 series.

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