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    Nvidia 8600 reviewed

    http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2970&p=1

    And is aint that great, other than allowing people to get DX10 features for a decnet price.

    GTS is decent, I was surprised the HardOCP review didnt compare the 8600s to the 8800GTS though.

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    Hopefully some coupons come out for it.

    $200...8600
    $240...8800 (and 33% faster)

    Then again the 7000 and x1x00 series were that way, tell people to save an extra $20 and get a shitload more performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shagster View Post
    Hopefully some coupons come out for it.

    $200...8600
    $240...8800 (and 33% faster)

    Then again the 7000 and x1x00 series were that way, tell people to save an extra $20 and get a shitload more performance.
    those prices are pretty good and inline with the GTS and GTX 8800's.. you might see them come down a few bucks here and there but not for another few months.

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    Where can you get the 8800GTS for 240?

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    249.99 after rebate right now at newegg.

    Yesterday buy.com had it for 214.99 after rebates.

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    I dont see one for 249 after rebate on newegg

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    Oh, PNY doesnt count. Never buy a PNY card.

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    They're all reference cards aren't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shagster View Post
    They're all reference cards aren't they?
    Is PNY using its own RAM in their cards?

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    PNY doesn't make memory chips. They buy others and make it suck ass. heh.

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    PNY is awful... worse card I ever got was from them.. BFG for me only!

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    At least you can get DX10 with them. That's about the only good thing I can think of.

    PNY is usually a crippled card from the start. Meaning if you have any thoughts of OC'ing the card or are expecting more than average performance, look at another brand.... XFX & BFG are good cards.

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    Yes, the 8800 GTS is only a few dollars more, but people like me didn't have the extra cash and I couldn't stand another day with my 7300 LE. I got the XFX overclocked version for around $200 and I can play World of Warcraft at 1680x1050 with all the settings maxed.

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