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Old 12-01-2007, 08:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 8800GT 256mb?

So I'm finally considering upgrading to an 8800, I want something faster than my 8600gt that will let me max out settings on most games, I was wondering what everyones thoughts were on the 8800GT 256MB? Is that not enough vram?

Could I pick one of these up for less than 200 dollars in January?
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its suppose to perform very similar to the 512mb version but starts lagging at high resolutions.

you can get ATI's counter part which is the 3850, there is a 256mb version as well as a 512mb version, it can overclock close to a 3870 but since it has GDDR4 memory, it won't be able to catch up.

Crossfire works really well on ATI's cards but since you got a TF7025 motherboard, you won't have another PCI-Express slot so 8800GT 256mb is the way to go
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8800GT 256MB is not out yet

Get 8800GT 512MB it will completely destroy your 8600GT
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N802-A1 GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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just get the 512mb man
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get that.. also... just to decrease the bottleneck it might make.. see if u can push ur x2 3600+ Brisbane to 3.0ghz.. its not that hard... I've done it b4, I'll try to help (start a new thread in OC'ing section so N-Dogg can help too.. )
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Default Re: 8800GT 256mb?

Well I would get the 512MB version, but I'm pretty poor.. Do you see the prices dropping anytime soon, and if so, to what?

3Ghz, I've tried many times.. I'm sure I can do it, but I need to pick up an aftermarket cooler first, to be safe.
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try and pick up an Arctic Freezer Pro64
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I got it to 3Ghz once, it was glorious. ;-)

My CPU isn't that much of a bottleneck is it?
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nagasama has the same setup and he's an enthusiast so i presume not
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i had a similar setup, 3600+ @ 3.0ghz and an AF64, but I used an M2n SLI DELUXE
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