I will shortly be upgrading my computer, and will need a PCI-E graphics card. As I don't play games, I feel the NVidia GeForce 8 Series will suffice. The only question is which one, there are so many? I do not need the SLI function.
What is the difference between a 8600GT with 32 cores (what are the cores?) and 1GB of memory, and a 8800GT with 112 cores, but only 256MB of memory? Logic (and price) dictate the 8800 is better, but how does it compare when it only has a quarter of the memory of the 8600?