NVIDIA Demolishes... NVIDIA? 8800 GT vs. 8600 GTS

This is almost a silly comparison, but it's one we must do in order to illustrate a very valid point: the GeForce 8800 GT all but destroys any reason to purchase the 8600 GTS. The price difference between the 8600 GTS and the 8800 GT can be as little as $50, and as you're about to see, the performance difference more than justifies the price.

The specs alone should give you an indication of the thrashing that the 8600 GTS is about to receive: 112 SPs vs. 32 on the 8600 GTS, 3.5x the texture address and filtering power, and virtually twice the memory bandwidth; and all this for only $50 more?







One of two things needs to happen in order for the 8600 GTS to make sense in NVIDIA's lineup; it either needs to get a lot cheaper, or the 8800 GT needs to be closer to $250 in price. You know what our preference is, but at $200, the 8800 GT is the best card in NVIDIA's lineup.

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  • bob4432 - Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - link

    i have been waiting for this card :) my old x1800xt will soon be retired once these guys get to ~$180 AR!!!! :) :) Reply
  • R3MF - Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - link

    I am deeply impressed with the card, but i have a severe aversion to cut-down products.

    A 128 SPU version clocked at 640MHz with 2000MHz GDDR memory would go down a treat.

    How about it?
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  • mpc7488 - Thursday, November 1, 2007 - link

    About one month.

    http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=9474">http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=9474

    "A G92-derivative will appear later this year with even more shader units. According to company guidance, the new G92 will launch in early December and feature 128 shader units as opposed to the 112 featured on GeForce 8800 GT. ... In addition to the extra shaders, the new G92 will also feature higher core frequencies and support for up to 1GB GDDR3."
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  • varia - Monday, October 29, 2007 - link

    RE: Wow by EODetroit on: Oct 29, 2007 3:06 PMRating: 2
    Now.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi...18+10696...">http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi...18+10696...

    When I was checking out around 1pm today at newegg, they got 4 diff. cards, all $249-269
    Now, they listed 2, all back order, price: $289-299

    Pffff not gonna but from them, for sure.
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  • varia - Monday, October 29, 2007 - link

    Forget newegg, Fry's will have it at this friday.

    http://shop4.outpost.com/product/5434329?site=sr:S...">http://shop4.outpost.com/product/5434329?site=sr:S...
    EVGA GeForce 8800GT Video Card (512MB DDR3, PCI-E 2.0, DX10, OpenGL 2.0)
    EVGA:
    FRYS.com #: 5434329
    Price: $ 229.99
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  • gplracer - Monday, October 29, 2007 - link

    Are these results running the 8800gt as a single or in sli? Reply
  • gplracer - Monday, October 29, 2007 - link

    never mind it is single i miss read it Reply
  • Shlong - Monday, October 29, 2007 - link

    Awesome, been waiting for something like this to come around. Right now at most places the cheapest I've found is $260 with $6 shipping. I'll wait for it to drop down to around the $199 mark & I'll be all over it. Reply
  • clandren - Monday, October 29, 2007 - link

    how long before we start seeing something like this in a laptop? i think there was a brief mention that it might be possible to make one with passive cooling.. so that makes me hopeful. the 8600 series in laptops doesnt really impress me

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  • AggressorPrime - Monday, October 29, 2007 - link

    Page 3
    "We aren't including any new tests here, as we can expect performance on the same level as the 8600 GTS."

    Let us hope the GeForce 8800 GT is on the same level as the GeForce 8600 GTS.
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