Originally Posted by Cdub89
Thank you very much you seem a little more knowledge than some of the other posts.
gurusan: I heard that the 8800GTS 320mb performs just as good as a 640mb on lower resolution. I do not have a great monitor i think its a 15 inch Crt made by Dell so i figured the 320mb would be perfect for my build.
This is true for 99% of the games out there...but games like Crysis will have massive amounts of textures to store in memory...however 1024x768 is quite a low resolution, but still...don't be surprised when you have to scale back the graphics significantly to make it run smoothly.
Just take a look at a more demanding current games like GRAW and Rainbow 6: Vegas....even they benefit greatly from more video memory at lower resolutions like 1024x768
If you can afford it, I highly suggest getting the 640mb GTS....and if you can afford it again...I suggest a Core 2 Duo.
But in that order...the AMD is still a very capable chip in comparison and the video card will make the most difference.