Posted 10 February 2009 - 01:45 AM
alright, personally i wouldnt even consider the visontech 3870 or the 8600. the 8600 is way to old and low performance and Ive read a lot of really bad reviews on visiontek brand. and if your going to invest in a video card, Id go with the best one you could afford, so I would also not consider the 9600. So, of that list, I would say either the Saphire 3870 or the geforce 9800. the 9800 is basically just a upgraded 8800, and if you real a lot of the reviews the 3870 did beat out the 9800 but not by much. also geforce is a good brand but EVGA is better if we go by the reviews ive seen. Personally, Im an ATI fanboy, and I am currently running a saphire 3870 x2 and I love it, maxes out cod4 at 1920x1080 with extremely high framerates, much higher then a friend of mines slid 8600s (which in theory are supposed to run like one 8800) so I can speak for saphires reliability, and the performance factor. so my recomendation is the saphire 3870.
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