Here is my current card:
XFX PVT73PYDJ3 GeForce 7600GS 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card
Here is the good deal I found (at least I think its a good deal):
XFX PVT84GUDF3 GeForce 8600GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - for about $150
My question is, am I going to see a $150 difference between the two cards, or any difference at all. Video cards are the one thing that I don't really understand the numbers on. I understand its a newer GPU, but then its less memory on the card (512 v. 256). Is the better GPU a larger advantage over the better memory?
The other thing is that I'll never be able to SLI bridge the first card because its out of production and can't seem to get my hands on one, so for future SLI bridging I might want to get the new card as well. But I can only afford one now, so does anyone think this card will go out of production in less than a year? And yes, bought the first card in may and now I have the money to SLI two together and I can't find another card, go figure huh?
Thanks in advance for any help and advice!
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