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Capt Nemo
March 14th 08, 01:06 AM
Saw the BFG GeForce 8600 GTS OC Thermo Intelligence Video Card (256MB
GDDR3) PCI Express card for $80 after rebate.

Will it work in & improve my current system?



Current video card is an ATI 700Pro 256MB (PCIE), intel 915PBL motherboard,
Intel 4 Pentium 3.2ghz., 3 gig ram.



Thanks

Augustus
March 14th 08, 01:32 AM
"Capt Nemo" > wrote in message
. ..
> Saw the BFG GeForce 8600 GTS OC Thermo Intelligence Video Card (256MB
> GDDR3) PCI Express card for $80 after rebate.
>
> Will it work in & improve my current system?
> Current video card is an ATI 700Pro 256MB (PCIE), intel 915PBL
> motherboard, Intel 4 Pentium 3.2ghz., 3 gig ram.

Yes, a large amount. An X700 Pro is not as good as a 9800 Pro or a 6600GT
for 3D. The 8600GTS OC series are fairly decent perfromers compared to the
rest of the 8600 family. Just don't expect to doing Crysis at 1280x1024.

deimos[_2_]
March 16th 08, 12:36 AM
Augustus wrote:
> "Capt Nemo" > wrote in message
> . ..
>> Saw the BFG GeForce 8600 GTS OC Thermo Intelligence Video Card (256MB
>> GDDR3) PCI Express card for $80 after rebate.
>>
>> Will it work in & improve my current system?
>> Current video card is an ATI 700Pro 256MB (PCIE), intel 915PBL
>> motherboard, Intel 4 Pentium 3.2ghz., 3 gig ram.
>
> Yes, a large amount. An X700 Pro is not as good as a 9800 Pro or a 6600GT
> for 3D. The 8600GTS OC series are fairly decent perfromers compared to the
> rest of the 8600 family. Just don't expect to doing Crysis at 1280x1024.
>
>

They do play a mean game of UT3 at 1440x900 though.