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Old 23-04-2007, 03:57 PM   #796
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8600GT, since 7600GT is an 'old' card. If you don't mind buying other brands, can consider Eagle 8600GT, which is overclocked to near 8600GTS speed, and is within your budget. See my first post.
I read about your comment on 8600GTS that says its performance not as earthshaking like 6600GT and 7600GT. Does that apply to 8600GT? Cos I am currently using Gigabyte 6600GT, so wonder if it's worth the hussle to upgrade.
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Old 23-04-2007, 11:30 PM   #797
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For those with a S$250- S$300 budget, which card would be a better choice?
Looking at the reviews, seems like X1950pro have a better edge over the new 8600gt cards. Should go ahead and buy a DX10 card or should I stick with X1950pro?
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Old 24-04-2007, 12:11 AM   #798
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8600GT, since 7600GT is an 'old' card. If you don't mind buying other brands, can consider Eagle 8600GT, which is overclocked to near 8600GTS speed, and is within your budget. See my first post.
Yeah Man, Eagle 8600GT @ $199/- looks really good buy.

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Old 24-04-2007, 06:35 AM   #799
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I read about your comment on 8600GTS that says its performance not as earthshaking like 6600GT and 7600GT. Does that apply to 8600GT? Cos I am currently using Gigabyte 6600GT, so wonder if it's worth the hussle to upgrade.
If you upgrade from 6600GT to either 7600GT or 8600GT, there will be significant graphical performance improvement. My personal preference is the Eagle 8600GT, since it performs almost like a 8600GTS. I don't recommend 7600GT, as this card will be going out of circulation due to 'retirement'. Later this year, games using DirectX 10 will be coming out, so it is better in the long term to go for a DirectX 10 capable game.
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Old 24-04-2007, 06:45 AM   #800
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For those with a S$250- S$300 budget, which card would be a better choice?
Looking at the reviews, seems like X1950pro have a better edge over the new 8600gt cards. Should go ahead and buy a DX10 card or should I stick with X1950pro?
At current SLS prices, your budget allows you to buy Xpertvision X1950pro 512MB, while the average 8600GTS (e.g. MSI, Leadtek, XFX, ASUS, etc) costs upwards of S$330. You might want to consider the price-performance competitive card - Eagle 8600GTS, selling for 279 at Jaa Mai.

In addition, the X1950pro has gained a reputation of being overclocking unfriendly, while the 8600GTS is quite overclockable (i.e. from 675MHz to 750MHz).

Your choice depends on whether you have a short term or long term view. AMD/ATI will be releasing DirectX 10 cards as well soon and the X1950pro is a card that is facing retirement very soon.
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Old 24-04-2007, 11:27 PM   #801
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Today's Straits Times Digital Life section contains some really good advertising on ASUS EN8600GTS and the water-cooled GTX. Seems like 8600 is gaining the lists..
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Today's Straits Times Digital Life section contains some really good advertising on ASUS EN8600GTS and the water-cooled GTX. Seems like 8600 is gaining the lists..
Adrian's Polls
http://forums.hardwarezone.com/showthread.php?t=1593186

The polls by Adrian Lee indicates that more than half will buy the 8600GTS.
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Old 25-04-2007, 09:30 AM   #803
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The price difference is not that great anyway, so I will probably go for 8600GT too.
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Old 25-04-2007, 10:08 AM   #804
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The price difference is not that great anyway, so I will probably go for 8600GT too.
Going for Eagle 8600GT? This card occupies 3 PCI slots, due to the size of cooler.

It is a 'no frills' card, meaning minimal software/utilities, yet comes with high factory overclock for core and memory, unique cooler design, 2-year warranty, and a low, low price of S$199. What more can we ask?
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Going for Eagle 8600GT? This card occupies 3 PCI slots, due to the size of cooler.

It is a 'no frills' card, meaning minimal software/utilities, yet comes with high factory overclock for core and memory, unique cooler design, 2-year warranty, and a low, low price of S$199. What more can we ask?
Actually the space requirement for the cooler really depends on individual MoBo setup and for those that are having the PCI 1X inbetween the PCI-E 16X and the usually PCI should not be wasting 3 slots I think. Take my ASRock for instance, there is a AGP and PCI 1X so basically not affected at all.
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Actually the space requirement for the cooler really depends on individual MoBo setup and for those that are having the PCI 1X inbetween the PCI-E 16X and the usually PCI should not be wasting 3 slots I think. Take my ASRock for instance, there is a AGP and PCI 1X so basically not affected at all.
Lucky you. In essential, 2 slots to the left of the card will be occupied. The 2 slots can be the following combinations, depending on the design of the m/b:

a) 1 PCI and 1 PCIe
b) 2 x PCI
c) 1 AGP, 1 PCIe
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Old 25-04-2007, 05:54 PM   #807
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Hi All,

Will be getting a new CPU, thinking of either ASUS 7900GS Top or XpVision X1950Pro 512MB. Which one is more recommended? Or will it be more worthwhile to get 8600GT(OC) version.

p/s: personally prefer ASUS 7900GS TOP... Budget 300 and below
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Old 25-04-2007, 06:38 PM   #808
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Hi All,

Will be getting a new CPU, thinking of either ASUS 7900GS Top or XpVision X1950Pro 512MB. Which one is more recommended? Or will it be more worthwhile to get 8600GT(OC) version.

p/s: personally prefer ASUS 7900GS TOP... Budget 300 and below
I personally will take the Xpertvision X1950pro 512MB. No doubt the ASUS 7900GS beats the Xpertvision X1950pro in all the games benchmarked (you can check my 2nd posting on the review of the ASUS 7900GS TOP), but it is doing so marginally for most of the games. I favor Xpertvision because of the 512MB over the ASUS 256MB for almost the same price.

Get the Eagle 8600GT (OC), only if you are tight on budget (i.e. S$200). This card is going to lose to both the Xpertvision and ASUS in DirectX 9 performance. What about DirectX 10 games, you ask. For sure, DirectX 9 cards will still run DirectX 10 games, just that you don't get to see prettier graphics.
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Old 25-04-2007, 09:51 PM   #809
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ATI still haven got a fix for resolution scaling right?

I'm also contemplating an upgrade once I get my 20"WS from 7600gt

Prob will get 7900gs cos nvidia at least have options to scale properly to lower rez... without distortion
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Old 26-04-2007, 09:58 AM   #810
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I know some people need to get a upgrade NOW, but for those who can, wait for the ATi R600 cards to be released in mid-may.

I believe you will regret when you finally see Nvidia prices drop due to direct competition... plus the R600 looks awesome... comparable (apparently) to 8800 GTX performance at GTS 320Mb prices... i'm glad i didn't go ahead and upgrade last week
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