hey guys can u help me out. i have windows vista and i have to buy a video card. i have PCI-E x16. i want to know which card should i buy considering the present and future scope of games: Nvidia 7950 GT or 8600 GTS? Please help me out!!!
Well what are you looking for out of the two?
are you looking for cost or gaming experience?
Are you looking to stick with DiectX 9 or move up to version 10 with the new card?
Also have you considered ATI gfx cards, there is a lot of choice out there.
The 7950GT is the lower cost, yet if you get the Overclocked version you get 512Mb of VRAM on the gfx card compared to only 256Mb on the 8600GTS. But if you are wanting the DirectX 10 experience it would be best to get a good card now such as the 8600GTS, or even if you feel like shelling out for something else that has up to 768Mb then you will always have a brilliant gfx card, but because vista is very new the cost of these cards is extremly high, so wait for a while and watch the prices fall a bit if you want to go for a high end card.
Otherwise, go for the 7950GT for the cost option, and the 8600GTS for DirectX 10.
They are all good options, but the 7950GT isn't DirectX 10 compatible according to the sites i've looked at. The more V-RAM they have, the better graphics you can experience.
It is really up to you, in someones opinion one may be better than the other, but in the end ask people with these cards to see how they like/dislike them. I have an ATI Radeon X1600XT, so i am slightly bias towards ATI because i know and trust the company. It really is down to you!
well for graphics, more onboard RAM the better, performance may go to the 7950 seeing as it is overclocked, but you will get a lower life expectancy out of it. They really are quite similar. Go for the one that has DirectX 10 compatibility, seeing as all games/software will need it sooner or later, if they both come with DirectX 10 compatible, then go for the 8600, because it will last longer!
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