View Full Version : can someone help me compare these 2 cards?
10-26-2007, 06:25 PM
im not sure which one to go with, any suggestions?
ive also decided to buy the 512 MB versions instead of the 256. am i being a sucker?
amd am2 x2 5000+
2 gig RAM
windows xp now, planning vista in six months
thanks for any help
512MB is unnecessary...and looking at the prices, either one is a good buy...the 2600 is slightly slower, but also a little cheaper...
10-27-2007, 07:02 AM
In a handful of games the HD 2600 XT is a bit faster , but on most games the 8600 GTS is faster by quite a bit of a margin .
I'd say just forget about the midend . Go for the highend ( considering you have a 22" monitor , you should go for the highend ) or don't get anything at all , there is no great midend card .
If the 8800 GT turns out what it's cracked up to be , then get that , if not , get a HD 2900 Pro or something . 8800 GTS 320MB is a great bang-for-the-buck , but hell... the 320MB vRAM is quite a limitation on newer games .
10-27-2007, 08:05 AM
I think the Radeon HD2600XT is better, but the shader clock is slower
10-27-2007, 10:31 AM
In terms of performance in games , the 8600 GTS is faster .
The HD 2600 XT is very limited by the low number of ROPs and TMUs . Also , by the "Superscalar x5" architecture .
I wouldn't get either one . They both simply suck .
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