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New video card?

By mega-64
Nov 26, 2008
  1. i have a EVGA 8600GT 512mb of ram card. is it an ok card or do i need to go higher?

    id like to get a 9800gt or a 9800gtx . also 8600GT not SLI compatible.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    What are your systems specs?
     
  3. mega-64

    mega-64 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    my system

    motherboard is a ASUS M2N4-SLI system bus is 2000/1600MT/s, supports up 8 gb of ram
    WD 500gb hd, evga 8600gt 512 mb ram, 2gb ram 800MHz FBS.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I use a XFX 8600GT, no SLI. My Abit motherboard has an Intel P35/ICH9 chipset. If you want to go SLI you will have to get 2 SLI compatible video cards and spend lots of $$
     
  5. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    I had a pair of 8600GT cards that were SLI capable... but they didn't quite do what I wanted anyways. If you wanted a decent SLI setup, you could spend ~$200 on a pair of 9800GTs which would give you really good performance in a lot of newer games at medium-high resolution. The 9800GTX was a little disappointing to me, not really anything special in my opinion. Never tried to SLI a pair though... probably just get a GTX 260.
     
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    An HD 4850 is the best upgrade IMO, but if you can't spend that much then the 9600GT\GSO and HD 4830 are great choices for the price.
     
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