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xfx 8600 gts xxx vs xfx 8800GS Alpha Dog XXX

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  1. simonalexander2005 New Member

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    Hi,

    I am debating buying a graphics card, and have found these four links I like:
    Amazon
    ebuyer
    epcbuyer
    scan


    1. What do you thing of the cards/prices charged?
    2. Could I get a significantly better card for the price range?
    3. Which, overall, would you recommend i buy?

    cheers,

    Simon
     
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    8800GS or a GT
     
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    The 8800GS destroys the 8600GTS. Pretty much anything nowa days does. Wait for the 9600GT tho.
     
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    get a 8800GS
     
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    Get the 8800 and good luck with it..
     
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    Cheers!

    The only thing I wasn't sure about was that the GS in the 8800GS usually means the card is not as good as say a GT or GTS. What difference does the "Alpha dog xxx" part make?
     
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    XFX's Alpha Dog line is the G92 8800's.
     
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    an overclock can fix that somewhat ...
     
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    8800 > 8600. thats all there is to it.
     
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    +1 for the 8800 GS.
    Noisy but good performances for the price and good overclocking capacities with Riva Tuner ( v 2.06 ).
     
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    Cheers for the tips, everyone!

    Looking at other threads on the forums, i am seeing that the xfx version may not be the best choice available... does this make any real technical difference? Is there anything you would particularly recommend?

    One more question: How would I go about overclocking? I have never done it before, and have heard quite alot about it going wrong...

    In case it's useful, my system specs are:

    Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9 motherboard
    Athlon 64 3200+ CPU
    2 x 17" 1280*1024 res monitors
    1GB Kingston PC3200 DDR RAM (2*512)
     
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    ur going to need more cpu juice ...
     
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    No soucy with the XFX 8800 GS : good OC potential ;) and low cost ( don't buy XXX version, the " normal " version can be OC easy ;) ).
    For OC : use Riva Tuner v. 2.06 updated ( for G92 GPUs ).
    A better heat sink as the Zalman 900 is a good way to performance in silence.
     
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    OK. Are there any good tutorials on overclocking anyone can recommend?
     
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    just a quick thought... would i be better off SLIing two lower spec graphics cards (say 8600gt's) instead of the one 8800gs?

    Actually, not sure if mobo supports it... never mind!
     
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    It's generally best to stick to one good card than SLI'ing 2 lesser cards. Why?well there's the whole performance thing, and also less trouble. Compatibility etc.
     
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    Card is here XDXDXDXDXD :roll::roll::roll::roll::roll:

    just put it in PC... its huge! much bigger than my last one.

    In the end I got the alpha dog edition... I mean, come on - "Alpha Dog"! Who wouldn't :D

    it's all good, although ubuntus not liking it too much. any ideas?
     
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    you aksed this already but 8800GS
     
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    it isn't working- ubuntu is booting in low graphics mode, but nothing else. I'll start a new thread though.
     

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