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NVIDIA GT 220 VS Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by aaronson2012, Dec 1, 2009.

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    Why bother? If you want to upgrade from an 8600GT - you need to buy a card that has a noticable difference.

    For example... the 9500/9400GTs are also pretty much re-badged 8600s. Think of the 220 as a smaller and cheaper to make version of the 8600GT with blu-ray decoding abilities. Its more like a bit better version of the 8600GTs.... that costs $65~95.

    An ATI 4670 is about $60~95. Heres a nice one at $80: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161287&cm_re=4670-_-14-161-287-_-Product

    But for real big speed bumps - look at ATI 4800s/5700s or at least a GTX 260... or even the GT250 (which is a 9800GT which is a 8800GT - UGH! )
    These cards are about $ 120~200.

    Your power supply will also be important too. Do you know your brand and model number?

    Also your computers own performance.
     
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