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Old 08-27-2007, 10:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my friend is considering buying one of the 640mb 8800gts cards but im telling him he hsould save the money but i need proof to why the extra memory is not justified

hes playing at 1680x1050

where are the benchmarks that everyone was talking about that showed very little increase in performance?
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Default Re: 320 vs 640mb

At that resolution it may be wise to run a 640mb card... But if he is going to do that tell him the gtx is a much better buy.
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i found the right benchmarks
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at that reso 320 would be more than fine, 320 matches and sometimes outperforms the 640 in some games.....save the $100, i have a 320 and max all my games w/ awesome fps
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Default Re: 320 vs 640mb

well, fade. you have a gts. what res. do you play at?
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This question is asked more times then I change my socks, honstly lol.

My opinion stands as usual, don't buy a GTS. Why rob yourself of the performance of a GTX? Save up for another paycheck or two, and buy the d*mn GTX heh. If I were stuck in a position where I had to choose between the two GTS', I would probably pick the 320 since when you compare price to performance, it's the best deal. But then again, I would never be caught dead wasting money on a GTS anything. I have always thought it's worth it waiting and saving to buy the best of the best. And remember, memory isn't everything. I always look at pixel-pipelines. the GTX offers wayyyy more, which means, wayyyyy more bang for ze buck

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well, fade. you have a gts. what res. do you play at?
i got the 640mb before the 320 was out, but i got a pretty good discount so im not to beat up about it
right now im playing at 1280x1024 until i get my new 22". if i would of gotten a video card when the 320mb version was out i would of went with it after seeing all the benches
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This question is asked more times then I change my socks, honstly lol.

My opinion stands as usual, don't buy a GTS. Why rob yourself of the performance of a GTX? Save up for another paycheck or two, and buy the d*mn GTX heh. If I were stuck in a position where I had to choose between the two GTS', I would probably pick the 320 since when you compare price to performance, it's the best deal. But then again, I would never be caught dead wasting money on a GTS anything. I have always thought it's worth it waiting and saving to buy the best of the best. And remember, memory isn't everything. I always look at pixel-pipelines. the GTX offers wayyyy more, which means, wayyyyy more bang for ze buck

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i disagree i would never buy a GTX simply because its not going to last you any longer then a GTS is
my friend has a GTX and when we play at lans i cant see the difference in them and i look at the benchmarks and the performance increase isnt worth the double price of the 320mb for almost everybody i know unless your playing at really high resolutions
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Default Re: 320 vs 640mb

Okay, I see. well I guess the general position around here is 320 or gtx.....
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if he wants a 640, tell him to spend a little extra for a GTX, he wont be dissapointed.
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i convinced him just to get the 320 if he is going to upgrade to a DX10 card
im def not going to reccomend the GTX since he wont be buying for a few months and the 9 series will be close oto coming out and the rumors are that it will be at a good price but ill have to see that first
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