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#1 mute20

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 02:13 AM

My old video is dieing and I would like to see if I would be getting a performance boost with this new card.
8600gt ssc
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=...anufacture=EVGA

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9500gt
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...0-322-_-Product

Now the biggest difference is the memory going from 256 to 1 gig ,but being ddr3 vs 2 will it be better? I will mostly be using this at 1280 x 1024. Any other comments on the comparision would be helpful. Also since the drivers are the same would I need to reinstall it?

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 11:24 AM

Can you afford a 9800gt? It has a 256 bit interface, it's DDR3, 512MB and an 1800 MHz clock compared to
the 9500's 128 bit interface, 1GB, DDR2 and 800MHz clock

256bit||DDR3|| 512 MB||1800MHz clock||
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128bit||DDR2||1024MB|| 800MHz clock||

I say 9800gt wins.

Edited by Torn05, 08 August 2010 - 11:25 AM.


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Posted 08 August 2010 - 12:28 PM

I have a 300w power supply that I am pretty sure wont be able to run more of the recent video cards. Also getting a 9800 gt or better will lag behind my hardware considering I have a 939 socket single core with ddr1 ram. I could also buy a 5570 though since I do not want to spend over 100$ before taxes and this card is about the max i will pay since where I am the cards cost about 10-15 dollars more.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814102874

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 12:47 PM

not much difference there, the 9xxx series was actually based on the 8xxx series with a few upgrades. neither card are going to be extreme performers, and while the 9500 is a little newer, the 8600 was a model higher in its series, and the 9500 will have some tweaks to make it perform better the 8600 is a model higher then the 8xxx series equivalent of the 9500 it will even out a little bit.

Here are the things to look at, as far as graphical power, the 8600 is actually a little bit faster then the 9500-same basic GPU but the 8600 you listed has a faster GPU speed allowing better or equivalant graphics quality.

The 8600 you listed however, only has 256 mb of ram, while the 9500 has 1 gb. If you do any gaming, that alone will make a huge difference, especially when framerate comes into play.

The brands themselves come into play here. the 9500 you listed is XFX, they tend to run hot, and I have had issues with them, however the 8600 is made by EVGA which is a leading NVIDIA manufacturer.

My advice is basically, to keep shopping, if thats your price range, try to find a 9500 or 9600 1 gig card made by either EVGA or PNY (ASUS and gigabyte I would recomend as well) or an 8600 with more memory then 256 meg.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 01:34 PM

I am pretty sure I cannot get a 8600 any place around me. Anyone take a peak at the 5570 is listed I might just order that instead ?

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 02:36 PM

The 5570 you listed, requires a 400 Watt, or greater, power supply.
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Posted 08 August 2010 - 03:04 PM

People with power supplies under 300w can run it fine

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 05:02 PM

If that's something you want to attempt, more power to you.
It's not something I would recommend.
If you're only doing mundane tasks, such as web browsing, office apps, etc., you might be able to get away with it.
If you're doing graphic intensive tasks, such as heavy gaming, video editing, etc., you're asking for a card, or PSU failure.
Sapphire didn't just pick 400 watt, out of the blue.
I'm sure they recommended it, for a reason. :thumbsup:
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Posted 08 August 2010 - 05:15 PM

People with power supplies under 300w can run it fine


Some people with high grade 300 watt PSUs and a simple computer can run it just fine. Most of your average or bottom line PSUs will fry in less then a week trying to run a card like that, in most cases. Its up to you whether you want to try it, but I would not recomend it.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 08:58 PM

The 5570 you listed, requires a 400 Watt, or greater, power supply.


It doesn't even have any 6-pin PCIe requirement. It only uses the 75W or less that a PCIe X16 slot can provide. :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 09:20 PM

Manufacturer's recommendation, not mine.
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Posted 08 August 2010 - 10:38 PM

Yeah some guy on newegg said he even used a 220w. Do you guys it is worth the buy 5570 vs 9500 cost wise about 20$ more for 5570 for me??

Edited by mute20, 08 August 2010 - 10:55 PM.


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Posted 08 August 2010 - 11:24 PM

Manufacturer's recommendation, not mine.


I see. Never sure why manufacturers bother to recommend things like that. You could put that in a Shuttle XPS with a 250W PSU and it would be fine. :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:47 PM

I tend to go safe then sorry, if the manufacturer recomends it, then I recomend it to. Sure, it may work, but I won't recomend it, because theres a chance it wont and will cause damage. In any case, its not my money, but I can't recomend it in good conscience.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:04 PM

Information from ATi shows max power draw on the Radeon HD 5570 is 39W.

Edited by JonM33, 09 August 2010 - 02:05 PM.





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