Which series is better : 2600xt or 8600gt?

By linkisspartan ยท 11 replies
Nov 27, 2007
  1. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    6 of 1, half a dozen of the other. They really are about the same deal. I am partial to Nvidia. Wish I could say one is much better, but...
  2. robin_bga

    robin_bga TS Rookie Posts: 171

    i would go for the ATI
    because of AVIVO.
    All the best

  3. Teranius

    Teranius TS Rookie Posts: 115

    i have an 8600gt. not as good as the 8800 but great value for money
  4. _FAKE_

    _FAKE_ TS Rookie Posts: 116

    Myabe when it came out. but ever since the HD3850 was released. All graphics cards in the sub $200 don't even compare to the HD3850. For $160-170 you can get the HD3850 which greatly outperforms the 8600GTS which outperforms the 8600GT.
  5. Teranius

    Teranius TS Rookie Posts: 115

    true, but it only helps if you have money :approve:
  6. Savage1701

    Savage1701 TS Enthusiast Posts: 153

    An answer & a question

    I thought the Radeon 2600XT was the only card out there with Dual-Link DVI HDCP which would let you watch HD content on a 2560x1600 monitor that lacked an internal scaler. I think only Gateway's 30" has the requisite internal scaler. But I don't know if Nvidia has a product that has HDCP-compliant DUAL-LINK output. Do they? I guess I sort of answered and posed a question.
  7. linkisspartan

    linkisspartan TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 68

    everyone is just blabbing on about nothing...nobody actually answered my question. Ill probably buy the ati anyway. Would AVIVO allow me to play my wii on my computer? also, what is dual link dvi? my 19inch lcd monitor only has VGA cables...does that convert it into vga? also, the proudct description says "built for windows vista". im using xp. would this decrease my performance?
  8. Teranius

    Teranius TS Rookie Posts: 115

    dont know about the wii or the dual link, but the the performance will be way better on xp than on vista
  9. Savage1701

    Savage1701 TS Enthusiast Posts: 153

    Link - I'm not sure "which is better" is a definite question. Better at what? Video? Gaming? HD content playback? You never stated in your original question what your monitor was. If you are using Vista I would figure you were using a DVI monitor. If you want big screen 2560x1600 you need dual link DVI. If you want HD DVD's upscaled to that resolution you need a special card or monitor. If you are using Vista you need HDCP to view HD content. Aside from your DX9 vs. DX 10 question, the reason a lot of people are "blabbing on about nothing" and "nobody actually answered my question" was because you did not ask anything specific. I assumed you were interested in HD content since you singled out the 2600XT which, to my knowledge, is one of 2 cards that will let you watch HDCP HD content on a 30" monitor. Basically your question is so vague that it can't be answered. At least not to your satisfaction.
  10. linkisspartan

    linkisspartan TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 68

    for gaming obviously. my screen is a 19inch LG flatron wide L194WT. Im using xp. My lcd monitor only supports vga because i dont see a white hdmi slot anywhere else on it.
  11. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

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