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06-17-2007, 12:23 PM
Hi all,
I've played Vegas some times now and i have a geforce 7300gt videocard. When I play, it doesnt play very smooth. get a fps of around 20. That isn very smooth and having everything turned off and down. So I;ve decided to get a new videocard for some better performance. A couple of days ago I've found the xfx Geforce 8600gt xxx. This card is a overclocked version of the regular geforce 8600gt.

http://www.xfxforce.com/web/product/listConfigurationDe...figurationId=1062901 (http://www.xfxforce.com/web/product/listConfigurationDetails.jspa?series=GeForce%26tra de%3B+8600&productConfigurationId=1062901)

My question is, how will this run Vegas and do I get better performance than the 7300gt?

06-17-2007, 12:30 PM
From what I read is that the 8600GT isn't really that good of a card, but it sure as hell will perform better than that 7300gt.

06-17-2007, 03:46 PM
The 8600GT is a **** card, all the 8600 family is. There just DX10 cards that try to be good. If you want a good card without DX10, head towards the 7900GT or 7950GT. But.. If you want DX10 an got some $$$$ to spend, get the 8800GTS.

06-17-2007, 03:49 PM
the 8600s are a lot slower than the 8800s, mainly due to their 128bit interface. but they are also half the price...with some being had for $130 ive seen.

the 8600s also have a few features the 8800s do not have.

06-17-2007, 08:35 PM
do not buy a 128 bit bus video card. Those are not for gameing.

06-18-2007, 05:01 AM
What are they for then? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

06-18-2007, 03:02 PM
Originally posted by nebula25x:
What are they for then? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Watching the sun go down on a cloudy day, everybody knows that nebula... pay attention! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

06-18-2007, 09:04 PM
I would suggest to double up and run SLI 7900 or 7950 however some have had no problems with the 8000 series while others have.

06-19-2007, 03:42 PM
Prolly the best DX9 "bang for your buck" card right now is that Sapphire X1950XT 256MB for $159.99 after MIR at newegg. It beats the 7950GT in just about everything.

I use it and play Vegas at 1280x960 with HDR on, motion blur off, and shadows set to very low and I average about 50-55fps.

But like said above, if you've got more to spend the 8800GTS is a no-brainer.