I don't see the point of spending extra 60+ dollars on 1GB model. By the time 1GB vram is needed you would want to own R700 or G100, probably waiting for R800, G110 or whichever their name is. Anyway, just as with HD2900XT I don't think this card will benefit from the extra memory even when that happens.
IMO.....Nope, firstly because we dont yet know how well these will overclock, yes they have a few stream processors more and of course they will be quicker at stock but if they say only hit 740mhz on an overclock and with a very small BIOS mod the 8800GT will hit 780Mhz then the performance difference will prob be fairly small for upto $100 difference in price (once prices settle down).
Now of course it may be that the GTS overclocks much better than that or you may not fancy the thought of a small BIOS mod, if thats the case then the extra cash may be money well spent but these things are going to be scarcer than rockin horse shit and the prices therefore are likely to be even more hiked than the 8800GT, I am gettting a GT and if performance is that much better in reality on the GTS I will fleabay the GT in about 4-6 months once prices have settled and upgrade.
Totally agreed. Except for the one on italics. OK it's not that I don't agree, because it's al speculation. But I think that there's a small posibility that GT shortage is due to Nvidia having better yields than what they expected, despite what they have said.
There's the posibility they were expecting 40% of chips cualificate as GTS and other 60% as GT, for example. But they got 60/40 instead. Of course they couldn't take out GTS yet, because if GT is killing GTX and Ultra sales imagine the GTS. They couldn't make them faster neither because of the same problem. And deactivating SPs on too many chips doesn't make sense neither. On the other hand they had to compete with HD3000 series, so their only solution was to release the GT in short supply, hold those chips somehow, acumulating GTS ones and maybe even reservating some for a posible new one with higher clocks, just as with GTX/Ultra. When they finally launch them, they have done all that was posible to sell remainig GTX, Ultra and old GTS. They can't hold G92 forever, anyway.
That's what I think, and as I said it's only speculation (indeed only one between others), so don't kill me yet, OK?