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EVGA Video Card Comparison

exorr

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I purchased an EVGA card for a build 6 months ago and really like it. So I'm looking to buy another for a new build I'm doing. Could I get some help comparing some different ones?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16814130394 - $29.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16814130085 - $49.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16814130383 - $59.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16814130393 - $84.99

It's pretty obvious the best of those is the $85 one. However, in looking at the other 3; it seems the $30 is just as good as the other two ($50 and $60).

Am I correct in this assumption? If so, how much of a performance increase is it between the $30 and $85 ones?

The PC I'm building is for someone who plays World of Warcraft and uses Adobe Creative Studio for photo editing.
 

lavaheadache

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without getting too into it, the $29 one is better than the $49 cause the 8600 GTS is better than a GT due to much higher core and memory speeds. I don't know too much about the 9500GT but I assume it'll be close in performance to the 8600GT but not the GTS. As for the 9600GT It is a totally different league compared to all the other cards you listed, WAY better.
 

exorr

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Cool; that's what I figured from my research. Now just to determine if the 9600 is worth it for them...:)
 

qbfx

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If your friend is going to spend that $85 for a 9600GT, then I suggest you look at this HD4830, it will be ~20-25% faster, if not more, for $10 more. However, if all he plays is WoW at res 1680x1050 or lower, it would be kind of an overkill, as the video card isn't involved (for now) in Adobe CS, apart from Adobe CS4 which could benefit from higher-end card.
 

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