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    Well the 8600 has arrived. So, will anyone be getting one. If you are please share your experience. I am split between Sapphire X1950 PRO 512Mb and maybe a 8600 GT/S.

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    http://www.pureoverclock.com/article645.html

    though i didn't have an X1950 Pro at hand to test, i doubt it's as fast as a 7900 GT, and the 8600 GTS is quicker, so go for an 8600 GTS if you can.

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    I've had a 1950PRO for over 2 weeks now and its a good value if you need a quick fix. I would seriously think about waiting for R600, it would be silly to not wait as this launch is only a couple months away now. We;ve been waiting for a while and why not see if it was worth it? You could end up with something a lot better, plus you can save $ in the meantime. Thats just my 2 cents

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    I have the integrated and I need something to hold me over. I mean this thing sucks even for AA. I mean the x1950 PRO with 512MB can hold me over for awhile. Also I saw some benchmarks and the Pro beat the 7900. However if the 8600 is that much better... Also what is the deal with the R600. What is so good about the 8600 anyway I mean there ain't many benchmarks but the tech specs don't look amazing compared to the X1950 PRO?
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    You would be foolish to go for anything other than an 8600 GTS right now for that money.

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    the x1950pro is at the same level as the 8600gts in some games, and even better in others. if it was my choice i wouldnt buy the 8600, just because its newish and is built on newer technology doesnt mean its better by all means. but i'm cool with people who buy things they dont need

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    well that would be a mistake, and i urge you to read some reliable reviews like those at hardOCP who give you real world game play results.

    The X1950 Pro is slower overall, and this is the year when DX10 games will apear, and though no one really knows, i'm willing to bet money the gap between the older architecture and new unified ones will only widen innew titles.

    The 8600 GTS is the card to own at it's price point, but if you don't want to believe this, so be it.

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    i do read reliable reviews, and not at those fancy sites which suggest buying bigger is better. i agree the card will be perfect when (and if ) dx10 games come out which wont happen for a year, and then still only a fhew games will support these features the card meant to offer out of the box.
    ok so i dont know how ur wallets hold out, where i live these new things like a 8600gts cost quite a lot considering what they offer, and compared to the older cards which perform just as well i dont think at this time it would be the best choice, not a bad just not the best. anyone can live without dx10 and unified sm4 support untill they are required.

    the review at hardocp is nice indeed (firingsquad has similar) but they are overclocked cards by default, and the reference cards are slower which makes it a bit unfair testing against the stock speed x1950.

    long story short, i admit i'm not fan of the newbreeds, but time will make a difference

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    hehe i think my above post was a bit blunt, i was running out the door at that time.

    Perhaps I'll try and get an X1950 Pro in for review, but i dount any one will want to now the 8600 GTS is out, i'll see though. Then we can finally see which one is best.

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    I have little doubt the 8600GT(S) will beat the 1950PRO, my point was that going for a 8600 is silly when you consider that R600, R630 etc will be out very soon. If you consider yourself any sort of hardware guru you would wait and see how R600 compares. IMO, because of how it performs, the 8600 is overpriced right now b/c it was just released.

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    indeed, RV630 isn't far off, so the battle certainly isn't over, but then it never really is.

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    I must say the by wallet goes up to about 150 + or - however the x1950pro is about the same as a 8600 but however with the pro it has a rebate and I don't need the game to run perfect on high. I really just want it smooth and medium is fine. Also with DX10 I mean how long till DX10 games appear. I mean come on, the cards have to be main stream first or else companies won't release DX10 titles cause they won't bring in enough and if they do there will be a DX9 version probably. Personally I kinda agree with Romeo on this. The x1950 will hold me over untill DX10 is absolutely necessary. However, I trust in your advice, you know more than I do.

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    Also what does the bit interface do in the real world.

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    na actually i don't really know how the X1950 Pro will hold up against the 8600 GTS in absolute terms, that's why i want to get one in, i was basing my advice on other reviews, which is never a good idea. Romeozor could be right, i don't know why i got so bitchy :P

    bit interface as in memory interface? the basic performance gains regarding this are that if the interfece is 256 bit, it will have double the memory bandwidth over 128 bit. This allows vastly more data per second to be apssed between the memory and GPU.

    An example, the 8800 GTS has a memory clock of 1600 MHz, and an 8600 GTS has a clock of 2000 MHz, but memory performanc on the GTS is more than double the 8600 GTS, why? A 128 bit mem interface vs. 320 bit.

    The maths:

    A 128 bit memory controller can transfer 16 bytes per clock pulse (MHz) and this doubles for a 256 bit interface, and a 320 bit int. is still based on the same rule, so it can handle 40 bytes per MHz.

    8600 GTS: 128 bit = 16 * 2000 = 32 GB/s
    8800 GTS: 320 bit = 40 * 1600 = 64 GB/s

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    Ok, looks like in this article they put a couple 8600's, 1950PRO and 1650XT up to the test in multiple benchies. The 1950PRO beats the 8600GT all around and nearly puts the XFX 8600GTS to shame.

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    i really find that reviews results odd, but rest assured, i'm going to get to the bottom of this. which card would you prefer i get in, the X1950 Pro 256 or 512MB, or both?

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