ok i need help guys. i have pentium D 3.00 Ghz, 2 gb 667mhz memory and intel 965wh MB.i am getting PNY Geforce 8800 gts 640 mb or XFX XXX Geforce 8800 gts 320 both are for 330$. but XFX is overclocked by default by factory and i don't want to overclock the PNY graphic card if i get it. my lcd moniter doesn't support more then 1440 x 900. which card would be better. because i want to keep that card for atleast 2 years or more
As long as you keep the resolution 1600 x 1200 or lower the XFX is the better option. Also, the XFX warranty is far superior to PNY and the techincal help more accessible.
I am currently using a Corsair 520 for my eVga 640 GTS without issue. I was using an Antec NeoPower 480 with no problem whatsoever, but switched that PS to another box. If you are using a cheapie third tier PS, regardless of the stated specs, you could have problems.
At 14x9 the 320 is the better option, you'll hardly notice the difference and to buy the 640 on the "maybe" that future games will see a huge increase with it - when in the future? which games (ie the ones you actually want to play)? etc etc
all the benches show, at 14x9 or lower, 320MB is plenty. Save your money. Besides, with the XFX double lifetime warranty your card will keep its value nicely. Sell it if and when you're no longer satisfied or you move up resolutions, and get a new card then. You will be glad you did it this way, trust me. IMHO, the 96 streams the GTS has won't stand up for long to "future" games at the image quality/resolutions that will make or break the difference between 640MB and 320MB.
Thake that for what it's worth, though :?
Edit: Both at the same price, I'd still get the XFX just for the warranty, but better yet, get the vanilla 320MB version and OC that yourself.
Depends which games you play? "A la" Rainbow 6 Vegas, high demand for clock speeds, or "A la" Oblivion high demand for both clock&memory amount etc...
Oblivion does not show large gains with more video memory. :?
Reply to Heyyou27
March 5, 2007 12:30:36 PM
well thanks guys. i didn't go for either one. I found a better deal and bought EVGA 8800 gts 320Mb superclocked. which is same as XFX overclocked card. but i got EVGA for 279$ which is so awsome deal plus EVGA has stepup program for 90 days. so if i feel i need 640 Mb i will get that. thanks again everyone.