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Two Different Versions of an 8800GT, What's Better

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by AsGStorm, Jan 3, 2008.

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    the 512 one is simply "better"..

    trog
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    What resolution are you running it at?
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    19" TFT, so if it's 5:4, it's 1280x1024, otherwise, widescreen, 1440x900.
    The 256MB one would be better jsut because it's a little faster and a little cheaper, but if you ever turn up the AA or AF or buy a new, bigger monitor, the 512MB would give you a bit of a boost.
    Frankly, just buy the 512MB, and overclock.

    Also, hadn't noticed 8800GT prices were back to "normal" levels. The 8800GT is a much better deal now.
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    Aye I would say purchase the 512mb.. might as well ^_^

    Also, you could always overclock it so no worries
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    be carefull with the 256 8800gt or similar cards.. some are lesser cards memory wise not the same as the original 512 ones just with less memory..

    there is also an 8800gs about to appear i think.. nvidia are trying to get the 8800-?? price down so as to better compete with the ati 3850 cards..

    sell the name not the card so to speak..

    trog
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    512 > 256

    some games wont even let you select highest quality without 512 (graw2)
    512 ftw for the simple facts that it is more future proof, the price difference between 256 and 512 is negligable (30 AUD for me so 25 USD-ish), and last but not least, these cards are an absolute sinch to get to 650 core.

    imo get an xfx 512, double lifetime - modder friendly warranty, who can argue with that?

    but if the only 512 you can get is asus, its still a better go than the 256 megger.
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    Are XpertVision a good brand to go with?
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    If your going with Nvidia get EVGA, XFX, ASUS, or BFG those are the best 4 brands imo.
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    I can vouch for the Xpertvision one if its the Palit 8800GT. (same item different brand,)

    At least you get a decent cooler and its cheaper -

    I would say it's cheaper due to the less time for the warranty.

    I'll post the link where I posted some piccies of my Xpertvision 8800GT (got it from Scan- it was sold as a Palit 8800GT).

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=48170

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