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7600gt 246ddr2 vs 8500gt 512 ddr2

Discussion in 'Nvidia' started by tonyk, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. tonyk

    tonyk Guest

    I have these two cards, both of them work well for me.
    I'm using XP, not Vista, so it's DX 9 not DX10. UT3, L4D,Flatout2, are the
    types of games I play.


    Please check the Gpuz pix and let me know which might be bettr.

    Oh, AMD 6000+, 3 gigs 'o ram

    tonyk, Jun 26, 2009
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    tonyk Guest

    tonyk, Jun 26, 2009
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    Augustus Guest

    Neither are desirable for any modern 3D gaming title. Two games you have
    listed are non-demanding....and L4D is forgiving when dealing with low end
    3D cards at moderate resolutions. If I had to choose betwen the two evils
    listed I would pick the 7600GT 256Mb card because it has DDR3 running at
    1500Mhz and is a better performer. The 8500GT (which is overclocked, I note,
    while the 7600GT is not) is a weak card, it's 800Mhz DDR2 is basically 1/2
    the speed of the 7600GT. The 7600GT can be overclocked farther. You can get
    a 9600GSO 256bit 384Mb DDR3 card for $50 on Newegg. This card has more
    performance than the two you list put together. For $70 you can get a 9600GT
    256bit 512Mb DDR3 card 650Mhz core / 2000Mhz memory.
    Augustus, Jun 27, 2009
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    deimos Guest

    I agree, the 7600GT will lead by quite a good margin. The 8500 is so
    crippled in shader units as to be unusable. The difference between it
    and an 8600GT is quite large.

    However, if you were to get a new cheap card as suggested, you could use
    the 8500 as a Physx/CUDA card and greatly increase your performance in
    situations like UT3 w/ Phsyx pack or Sacred 2, etc. Just a thought.
    deimos, Jun 27, 2009
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