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320MB good enough for playing games in 1280x1024?

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April 7, 2007 3:11:51 AM

is the 8800gts 640mb worth the extra 100 bucks if iam just playing games on a 1280x1024 monitor?

I think i should just save that money for a watercooling system annd get the 8800gts 320mb!

what you guys think?

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April 7, 2007 3:35:34 AM

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is the 8800gts 640mb worth the extra 100 bucks if iam just playing games on a 1280x1024 monitor?

nope, at that resolution you will see very little difference with current titles. The only game I have played so far that is reliant on more memory is GRAW (see the benchmark at the bottom of page in this review here), it is the only one in this roundup that shows any improvement in having 640Mb on tap at the 1280 setting.

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I think i should just save that money for a watercooling system annd get the 8800gts 320mb!

what you guys think?

I asked myself the same question (since I am stuck at 1280 and less also), so I opted to get the 320Mb version as well since I like my trusty CRT for now and I don't plan to upgrade it anytime soon.
April 7, 2007 4:12:42 AM

DAMN! i was going to play graw alot though... i still dont think 100 bucks is worth 10 more fps
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April 7, 2007 4:33:58 AM

320Mb is pretty much the same with 640Mb at 1280x1024. Overclock that and you'll be smoking the 640mb as I have read on some reviews.
April 7, 2007 4:43:51 AM

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320Mb is pretty much the same with 640Mb at 1280x1024. Overclock that and you'll be smoking the 640mb as I have read on some reviews.


That is the last word :) 
a b U Graphics card
April 7, 2007 4:56:58 AM

I know enuff is enuff, but Id like to point out in the guru 3d review/benches that the 320 version gets less fps than the 640 by a large margin , larger than the 7950 loses to the 320 version. To me thats a big hit
April 7, 2007 5:05:46 AM

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I know enuff is enuff, but Id like to point out in the guru 3d review/benches that the 320 version gets less fps than the 640 by a large margin , larger than the 7950 loses to the 320 version. To me thats a big hit


Yeah can i get a link , i would really like to read that article . :) 
a b U Graphics card
April 7, 2007 5:19:36 AM

Here it is : http://www.guru3d.com/article/content/416/13/ They say that this will be typical of future games, games that will have large textures. For the most part the 320 shines, but on some games it wont. Id rather buy more ram than to oc my way to better output
April 7, 2007 5:22:30 AM

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Overclock that and you'll be smoking the 640mb as I have read on some reviews.


you can overclock the 640 as well :wink:
April 7, 2007 6:48:54 AM

i dont play F.E.A.R SO.... no badness there
April 7, 2007 7:27:52 AM

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Overclock that and you'll be smoking the 640mb as I have read on some reviews.


you can overclock the 640 as well :wink:

Yeah, but you save $100 on 320Mb for some beer and some ladies. :wink:
April 7, 2007 8:17:07 AM

How's the performace difference in a 8800GTS 640mb and the 320mb at 1600 x 1080 resolution?
April 7, 2007 9:31:02 AM

If you plan on playing anything using the DooM 3 engine, such as quake 4 the you will want the 640. I would suggest the 640mb or higher if you plan on keeping the card for alil while, and just leave the 320mb alone. That is what I would do if I was you! By the way when in Ultra quality on almost every res my video card or it may have been the X1950XTX 512mb trumpled the 320mb in Quake 4. I believe I saw that on Tom's I could be mistaken. Hope this helps!

Best,

3Ball
April 7, 2007 10:09:31 AM

Is your Sig wrong, or do you have a 8800gtx?

wes
April 7, 2007 12:46:03 PM

For today's games, you will see little difference.
April 7, 2007 5:38:41 PM

the $100 wont last long but wth :) 
April 7, 2007 6:12:14 PM

Of course the 320mb model is enough for 1280x1024. Heck its powerful enough for 1600x1200 and 1900x1200 in just about any game out right now. It really only starts to show its limits when you throw in anti-aliasing at those resolutions.
April 8, 2007 12:33:33 AM

o great its wes..ur a d bag


lewey
a b U Graphics card
April 8, 2007 12:58:38 AM

i have a question?

are they gonna release graw2 for the pc?

i have never played either and it looks cool.
April 8, 2007 1:28:09 AM

Yes it is due to release around june I believe!

Best,

3Ball
a b U Graphics card
April 8, 2007 1:37:42 AM

8) i may get it.
April 8, 2007 1:51:48 AM

With my video card (See Below), I can max out every game I have at 1280x1024 (BF2/2142, F.E.A.R., Quake 4, Call of Duty 2, Need For Speed: Most Wanted/Carbon, plus alot more), and the 8800 GTS 320MB beats my card in processing and memory.
April 8, 2007 1:53:48 AM

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Of course the 320mb model is enough for 1280x1024. Heck its powerful enough for 1600x1200 and 1900x1200 in just about any game out right now. It really only starts to show its limits when you throw in anti-aliasing at those resolutions.


http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/7games-s...

Whachootokinboutwillis?!
April 8, 2007 2:43:13 AM

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Of course the 320mb model is enough for 1280x1024. Heck its powerful enough for 1600x1200 and 1900x1200 in just about any game out right now. It really only starts to show its limits when you throw in anti-aliasing at those resolutions.


http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/7games-s...

Whachootokinboutwillis?!

I don't know, what are you talking about?

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/geforce_8800_gts_32...

http://www.guru3d.com/article/Videocards/420/9/

http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTI5MywzLCxoZW5...

http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/03/21/matchless_muscle...
April 8, 2007 7:50:18 AM

mines newer...

/quietly leaves with nothing to add


/mumbles to himself "damn you xbit labs"

lol why would xbit put these benches up then? Somebody has to be lying about their scores.
April 8, 2007 9:26:03 AM

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mines newer...

/quietly leaves with nothing to add


/mumbles to himself "damn you xbit labs"

lol why would xbit put these benches up then? Somebody has to be lying about their scores.


LMAO :lol:  :lol:  xbit labs :roll:
April 8, 2007 9:28:15 AM

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mines newer...

/quietly leaves with nothing to add


/mumbles to himself "damn you xbit labs"

lol why would xbit put these benches up then? Somebody has to be lying about their scores.


LMAO :lol:  :lol:  xbit labs :roll:

:lol:  QFT :lol: 
April 8, 2007 9:28:40 AM

At that resolution you will see no difference what so ever.The 8800gts 320 is a great card for gaming,and it supports higher resolutions than that.Goodluck.

Dahak

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April 8, 2007 9:46:36 AM

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The res on my LCD is 1280x1024 as well. This system completely shreds anything I throw at it. You will not be disappointed.
April 8, 2007 10:04:50 AM

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o great its wes..ur a d bag


lewey


what's your deal man, I asked you a simple question and I am a douche bag?
Get over it man, and try to grow up a little.

wes
a b U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
April 8, 2007 11:21:26 AM

according to Rivatuner, my 7900GTO uses 339Mb of local memory in BF2, with everything on high, but 2xAA.

So I'd guess that it would be of some benefit.
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