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Crysis and 8600GT

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Cildaten, Mar 29, 2008.

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  1. Cildaten

    Cildaten Thread Starter

    Jun 14, 2006
    Well, its not really a huge upgrade or anything from what I have my but 2nd comp needs a new video card. I'd thought I'd just buy a new one for mine and give my current one to the second comp.
    Any who, Ive played in the Crysis beta with my current 8500GT (OC'd to 675 Core Clock, 500 memory clock DDR2 256mb) believe it or not, with low/medium settings and 1024x768 Resolution with around 20ish FPS. It wasn't skipping or lagging. I could play it fine.
    I already purchased a 8600GT (680 Core Clock, 1600 memory clock GDDR3 256mb) and is on its way for my current computer. Was on sale at newegg. I'm not a Maxed Out Settings/Resolution Junkie so I'm not looking for an expensive card.
    Question is, will there be a noticeable difference between my old 8500 and new 8600? (Don't give me any, "You should buy this xxxx card"., Advice.)
    I'm not to worried about the settings. I just want 1280x1024 resolution without any problems.
    I guess I could answer this question myself when it gets here, but I'd like your guy's opinion first.

  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    It should be a little faster but don't expect to get High settings at 1280x1024, I think Medium is the best you'll get at a playable frame rate and even that may be pushing it.
  3. stormie2000


    Jan 7, 2006
    I was going to do same and buy a 8600, instead I saw 8800gs almost same price at newegg ^_^.

    Yea your gt is a big improvement i say above 8500, 100% improve, so if you only got 10fps at 1024-768 , you gt would pull double at least 20-25. Should be able to get max settings with 8600gt at 1024, id be happy with that. I usually play that or 1280-1024, im not to much of graphic junkie either, just wanna play it.
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