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Old 04-26-2007, 06:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know that there have been little studys of this yet, but I want to buy a new video card and wondring which one is better. If the 8800 gts is only a little better is it worth buying for a extra $100.
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It is MILES better and no doubt worth the $100. The 8600GT/GTS are pretty weak price/performance wise (at least right now having to pay near MSRP) compared to the 8800GTS.
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Get 8800GTS, it can completely destroy any card on the market (except 8800GTX)
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the 8800gts 320mb is a killer card the 640mb is worth it if you have a high resolution
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The 8800GTS DESTROYS the 8600GTS let alone the GT....save up and grab a 320 version.
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the 8800gts 320mb is a killer card the 640mb is worth it if you have a high resolution
What high resolution do you speak of 1600 x 1200 and up??
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Mainly above 1600x1200 but yes 1600x1200 it does help a little bit. Anything lower and it makes no difference right now.
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Mainly above 1600x1200 but yes 1600x1200 it does help a little bit. Anything lower and it makes no difference right now.
Thats good to know since I'm planning in buying a new video card soon and I was struggling between the GTS 320mb SC and 640mb SC but now I'm almost positive that I'm getting the 640 SC from eVGA but I might just wait a little more until AMD launches their cards so price should drop I think.
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thanks for the rapid replys, I only want the 8800gts, not the gtx, because I am only runing at 1248 by 1024 with two monitors. Has there been any hardward problems that anybody knows of with running 2 monitors on the 8800 gts?
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