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Old 05-28-2007, 01:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Putting in an order for some hardware and trying to figure out which would be the better video card to get for a gaming rig.

Here are the choices I have narrowed it down to... $300 is my limit for the card.

EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP
Newegg.com - EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

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SAPPHIRE 100185L Radeon X1950XT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 VIVO HDCP
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100185L Radeon X1950XT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 VIVO HDCP Video Card - Retail

This was somewhat debated in a previous post of mine a few days ago but I settled on the Sapphire card and then my funding came through today and I have more than I thought I would to go a little more expensive.

Any help would be greatly appreciated...
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8800gts 320mb by a mile
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I guess I should note that I will be running winxp pro and not vista. Not sure that that matters or not.
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still 8800 gts, it owns 1950xt it dx 9 benchmarks, and also dx 10 capable, but it is rumored dx 10 will be coming for xp
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Just looking and I found this one;

EVGA 320-P2-N815-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP
Newegg.com - EVGA 320-P2-N815-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

The only difference I see between the two is the core and memory clock are faster on this one.. Will that make a big difference?
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Just looking and I found this one;

EVGA 320-P2-N815-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP
Newegg.com - EVGA 320-P2-N815-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

The only difference I see between the two is the core and memory clock are faster on this one.. Will that make a big difference?
well at that point choose the lowest priced one.... cuz u can easily use ATITool and overclock to the same point..... because the core and the memory clocks are veryoverclockable
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Thanks everyone... I went with the one below...

EVGA 320-P2-N815-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP
Newegg.com - EVGA 320-P2-N815-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
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go for dual 8800 gtx!!! orr you can go for the gts =(
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considering that the 8800GTS is 80 bucks or so more than the X1950XT then I would hope it's better. However for the price ($180 after MIR) the X1950XT is quite powerful as well..it just all depends on your budget but If you can afford an 8800GTS 320 go for it.
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yeah the gts is like the best card to get right now for lower res.
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