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8600 GT or 7900 GS KO?

By LXIX
Jul 6, 2007
  1. my question is which card is better, the EVGA 7900 GS KO or the MSI 8600 GT. I can't really see the difference but i know the 8600 is DX10.
     
  2. LXIX

    LXIX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 108

  3. roy1234

    roy1234 TS Rookie Posts: 36

    kinda the same as my post,
    it matters what you wanna do on your computer with that video card cuz on my posts they said the 7900 gs ko is better for gaming only thing that 8600 GT is good is by DX10 and little faster mem and core. the 7900 has 256 bit so that equals it or makes it better
     
  4. LXIX

    LXIX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 108

    Yeah you are right but after looking into it for a little bit the 8600 GTS can outperform the 7900 GS KO, only drawback is it is almost $60 more then a 7900 GS KO but its worth imo because i think starcraft 2 will be DX 10. 7900 does better then any of the 8600's but only in higher resolutions do to its 256mb memory interface and the 8600's only have 128. I don't know by far the 7900 GS KO looks better then th 8600 series but i'm still going to get the 8600 GTS. I would just prefer it.
     
  5. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    I agree with you if your talking about the GTS. Look at your origional post and link for the card you provided, it's for the GT not the GTS. Which one are we talking about?
     
  6. LXIX

    LXIX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 108

    Oh i was talkinga bout the GTS, i put up the wrong link hmm, sorry. But someone else convinced me that getting a loaded dx9 card is a better value then getting the kinda crappy dx10 cards right now, the only good dx10 card cost way to much i think. Havn't fully decided yet but i'm either going to get an EVGA 8600 GTS or an ECGA 7900 GS KO. I think it all really depends on how much money i get from my ebay auctions.
     
  7. roy1234

    roy1234 TS Rookie Posts: 36

    well only reason right im not getting DX10 is cuz sc2 will come out aorund october. but will probably cost 100+ so i rather save my money
    ask my parents for sc2 during christmas
    and buy myself a new GPU around christmas.
    dont waste your money now.
    i've done alot of researching 7900 is way better.
     
  8. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    I have to say that the 7900 GS KO is much better for gaming. It has a bandwidth of 44.16 GB/sec. Also 20 pixel pipelines. The core of 500 with 1380 memory is close enough to the 8600's #'s.The 8600 GT has a bandwidth of only 22.4 GB/sec. with slightly higher numbers of 540 and 1400. Only 12 pixel pipelines. Also a big decider is that the 7900 has 256 bits to the 8600's 128. I sent my 8600 back to Newegg because of all of this. If you're not gaming, then the 8600 at least does use DX10 and is fine for video etc. The 7900 is considered extreme but not the 8600.
     
  9. LXIX

    LXIX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 108

    im getting the 7900 for real thanks for convincing me
     
  10. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    If Starcraft 2 comes out at Christmas of this year (2007) it WILL NOT be DX10. Guaranteed. Blizzard Entertainment is not a stupid company. They will not limit a game that millions of people have been waiting almost 10 years for to DX10 only. However, I do not think it is likely that the game will be ready by then. It will probably be some months into 2008, by which point DX10 will probably be more widely adopted and possibly the game will be DX10 only.
     
  11. LXIX

    LXIX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 108

  12. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Ok then, it is pretty much guaranteed to not be DX10.

    The 7900GS KO is a better buy than a 8600GT.

    pdyckman@comcas, a 7600GT has 12 pipelines. An 8600GT has 32 Stream Processors in its Unified Shader Architecture.
     
  13. LXIX

    LXIX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 108

    you mean it will be dx10 but performance over the features of dx10, i would rather have the 7900 now anyways
     
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