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Lucho-Man
06-30-2008, 07:44 AM
Hi,

I have a small question concerning this graphics card.
I have a geforce 8600GS (512mbs) but the game runs at an average of 15FPS and I have been saving some money so I could buy a new graphics card. I saw this one and I thing that is a good (quality-price) card. But I don't know wether it's worth it or not... what do you think I should do? should I buy it? will there be an increase in performance?...

Thank you and sorry if this is the wrong forum

Lucho-Man
06-30-2008, 07:44 AM
Hi,

I have a small question concerning this graphics card.
I have a geforce 8600GS (512mbs) but the game runs at an average of 15FPS and I have been saving some money so I could buy a new graphics card. I saw this one and I thing that is a good (quality-price) card. But I don't know wether it's worth it or not... what do you think I should do? should I buy it? will there be an increase in performance?...

Thank you and sorry if this is the wrong forum

Vendetta_Z
06-30-2008, 09:30 AM
Ive heard the 9600GT isn't all what it's supposed to be. If I were you i would go for a 9800GTX if you have the money.

caswallawn_2k7
06-30-2008, 11:35 AM
the 8800 (any version) is more powerfull than the 9600 so I would either get the 8800 or the 9800 if you want a good gaming card.

Lucho-Man
06-30-2008, 01:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by caswallawn_2k7:
the 8800 (any version) is more powerfull than the 9600 so I would either get the 8800 or the 9800 if you want a good gaming card. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

wow... Thanks...

It's sad we can't rely on the 'numbers'...

caswallawn_2k7
06-30-2008, 01:37 PM
you can work off the numbers its just the 7600/8600/9600 are all budget cards and not relay meant for high end gaming were cards such as the 7900/8800/9800 are the dedicated gaming cards and out preform the budget card's of the next generation because of this. simple rule of thumb with cards ATI or nvidia is to make sure the second number is high as well.

brookzinc
07-02-2008, 01:09 AM
unless you run SLI, 9600GT is not the solution. 9600GT in SLI runs better than 8800GT in SLI simply because the 9600GT has a newer chipset, but 1x 8800GT runs better than 1x 9600GT (hope thats to understand http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif)

i first tried AC on a friends computer that had 8800GT and it ran really smooth. i bought the computer (without the 8800GT) and thought about getting 2x 9600GT but ended up with 9800GTX (cause it's better anyway and then i can always upgrade with one extra http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif)

so my advise if you have the money, go buy the 9800GTX (NOT 9800GX2, it's practicly just 2x 9800GTX, and the downside is, that it heats up too much)

hope you'll find it usefull ^^

- Brookz

TokyoPoliceClub
07-02-2008, 03:51 AM
I figure I'll add in my thoughts on the subject.
First off the 9600gt didn't leave up to any expectations and was pretty widely accepted as just another average gaming or design card. This card wasn't exceptional, just average. If you're looking for price/performance I would have to steer you towards the 8800 series.
Let me clear one thing up about the 8800 series. There was an early gts and a late gts. The gt came in between both of these, and pretty much made the early gts obsolete. The newer gts is slightly more powerful than the gt but the extra 50 or so bucks you'd be shelling out isn't worth it imo. Now let's talk about the 8800gtx. Yeah it's true this card blew the rest of the series away and yes this card will surely heat up your computer pretty quick. If you intend to buy the 8800gtx make sure you can cool it off and keep it powered.
Lately the prices have dropped on these cards and if you were to buy one, I would suggest you look towards an 8800gt or the gtx. I wouldn't give the gts much of a consideration since it's price lies not-so-nicely between the other two and if you're going to spend more money on a card better than the gt, go for the gtx.

caswallawn_2k7
07-02-2008, 09:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by brookzinc:
unless you run SLI, 9600GT is not the solution. 9600GT in SLI runs better than 8800GT in SLI simply because the 9600GT has a newer chipset, but 1x 8800GT runs better than 1x 9600GT (hope thats to understand http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif)

- Brookz </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
yes geforce 9 is a newer version of the geforce 8 chip but even when you put two 9600's against two 8800 the 9600 cant be more powerfull as each individual card has less pipe lines and less memory bandwidth compaird to the 8800 so no matter what the 9600 will have less power than the 8800 unless you put two 9600's against a 8800.

but that is going off unfair comparisons and you may as well say that the 7950GX2 actualy had more pipelines and higher memory bandwidth than a 8800 meaning it still has more than the 9600 eventho its alot older.