8600 GT or 7900 GS?

By roy1234
Jul 5, 2007
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  1. roy1234

    roy1234 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 52

    idk just asking.
    i use dual screens on my moms computer.
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    You can only use DDR or DDR2, you can't mix both i.e. at any given moment, both DIMM slots can only be occupied by either DDR or DDR2 RAM, not both.
  3. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 841

    I would not buy a video card just for DX10,
    http://anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3029
    The 8600 is unplayable and the 8800 struggle. I'd go for the better DX9 card (7900gs.)

    I had a 775Dual-VSTA--I sold it for $20. It worked fine, nothing special really. It has been replace with the ASRock 4CoreDual-VSTA with a Ultra chipset that VIA officially supports 1066MHz FSB CPUs with.
  4. LXIX

    LXIX Newcomer, in training Posts: 181

    LOL GOOD POINT? you changed my mind for sure...
  5. thebaronjocelin

    thebaronjocelin TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 196

    Four monitor app-setup:
    Azureus - Windows - AIM + IE7/Firefox/Safari/Opera - Game

    Or... some damn good widescreen. Can anyone say 180-degree FOV?
  6. roy1234

    roy1234 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 52

    haha
    lmao you could play like 4 games at once!!! LOL
  7. LXIX

    LXIX Newcomer, in training Posts: 181

    well you only have 1 mouse and 1 keyboard.
  8. roy1234

    roy1234 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 52

    lol no you dont you can connect more but it'll be hard to move your hands everywhere.
  9. thebaronjocelin

    thebaronjocelin TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 196

    Most of them would have to be singleplayer. Or turnbased.
  10. LXIX

    LXIX Newcomer, in training Posts: 181

    will your computer let you do that...eh whatever if you have to play 4 games at once i guess you could, i would prefer to only play 1 game at once, but i'm just a normal person..
  11. roy1234

    roy1234 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 52

    ... no crap
    it was just sarcasm/exaggeration.
     
  12. LXIX

    LXIX Newcomer, in training Posts: 181

    more like waste of time
  13. drshujaat

    drshujaat Newcomer, in training

    will we be able to play direct x 10 games on the 7900 GS?

    both the cards cost the same, but I want a card that will allow me to play battlefield 2, aoe3, the new empire earth 3, and world in conflict flawlessly and without any lag.

    Is the 7900 GS the answer?
  14. LXIX

    LXIX Newcomer, in training Posts: 181

    Early dx10 games you will be able to rune with dx9 fine because there aren't many features on ds10 yet. get a 7900 gs ko.
  15. drshujaat

    drshujaat Newcomer, in training

    I have 375 Watt powersupply on my dell 9150.

    will 7900 GS work? It says on their website, for gainward 7900 GS that you need 400 watt minimum.

    What cards will work on 350 - 375 Watt power supply?
  16. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 875

    Yes it will work. I could run it on my Dell 305w psu.
    Dell 375w psu has 30amps on the 12v
    Dell 305w psu has 22amps on the 12v
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