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8800GTX Really Worth It?

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April 18, 2007 12:33:04 AM

So... I'm currently running a 7950GT and its a good card and gets the job done. It stutters every now and then but not disappointed. I'm surely going to wait until May or June. I'm typically the guy who will buy the best thing they can get (or save up until he can) and not look back until it breaks down or time for a serious upgrade. I was going to wait to build my new system but by december my computer was pretty much falling apart. Looks like my options are:

The 8800GTS 320 seems like its a great deal for the type of results it produces.

But I'm really wondering if theres a big difference in the 640 and the 768.

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April 18, 2007 12:57:39 AM

If you've waited this long, it might not hurt to wait a little longer. As for the GTX, it is really awesome. Can't wait to try Crysis.........someday
April 18, 2007 1:05:03 AM

640 is a 8800GTS and 768 is a GTX... There is a difference between the two.. but if there is little to no difference between a GTS 320 and GTS 640.. they run games the same.. unless you have your resolution cranked wayy high high...... I would personally not buy a GTX.. but thats just me.. im cheap.. Its the best their is.. Maybe wait for the r600s and then the price wars will commence and the prices will drop...
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April 18, 2007 1:08:37 AM

The GTX does not simply have a bit more memory, it's a lot more powerful than the GTS. However, I think that by definition a video card cannot be worth over 400$ - it's just a damned video card! - but that's just me.
April 18, 2007 1:12:07 AM

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The GTX does not simply have a bit more memory, it's a lot more powerful than the GTS. However, I think that by definition a video card cannot be worth over 400$ - it's just a damned video card! - but that's just me.


Normally I'm with you but I found out my wife was geting me a 24" lcd for christmas so I splurged. Either of the GTSes are awesome and it looks like the 8600 will do nicely for many.
April 18, 2007 1:36:58 AM

Im in the same boat as the op, i have decided to wait till crysis comes out my games run fine at 12x10 with max settings :lol: 
April 18, 2007 1:53:11 AM

Yeah from what I've heard and been reading up on it seems like the GTS 320 is an incredibly great value.

I dont want to waste any space by posting another thread but could the GTX eventually get 1 PCI E connector instead of 2?
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April 18, 2007 2:04:04 AM

The GTX couldn't be 1 slot instead of 2 under current process, and likely not even an optical shrink to 80nm would improve that.

But you should be able to get GTX-level performance fromm a 65nm version which may or may come out in the fall.

I suspect by then it would be the GF8900GTS or something, but if you're just looking for that ppower in a smaller package you'll have to wait.

Of course there's always water cooling, those BFG's are single slot. :twisted:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
April 18, 2007 3:13:20 AM

Sorry I should of been more specific. What I meant to say was "do you think the GTX model will eventually get 1 PCI E connector instead of 2)
April 18, 2007 3:25:20 AM

got my overclocked foxconn for 340 last night (brand new)..yes im gloating..but damn..the card is great...so the answer is YES..ITS DAMN WORTH IT..lol :D 
April 18, 2007 4:35:27 AM

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Sorry I should of been more specific. What I meant to say was "do you think the GTX model will eventually get 1 PCI E connector instead of 2)


Ummm.. Maybe its just me, but idk what that is asking.. It connects into 1 PCI-E. but it will "invade" the area of the slot below.. rendering it unusable...
April 18, 2007 5:53:48 AM

i dont think people who bought 8800GTX will ever regret theit decision to buy it...

but others who are willing to wait may have other opinion. I know its insane to pay $500+ for just a video card, but i think to play latest games with ultra high settings u got to pay something...
April 18, 2007 6:00:29 AM

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Sorry I should of been more specific. What I meant to say was "do you think the GTX model will eventually get 1 PCI E connector instead of 2)


Ummm.. Maybe its just me, but idk what that is asking.. It connects into 1 PCI-E. but it will "invade" the area of the slot below.. rendering it unusable...

I'm talking about in terms of the power supply connectors
April 18, 2007 7:04:47 AM

They wont change it to ONLY 1 6 PIN PCI-E because the power consumption is too great, however they might change it to an 8 PIN PCI-E connector but many of us don't have those PSU and i dont think there even out yet.

I personally own a 8800GTX and yes, yes you should get it if you have the money, Playing Company on Heros, on High/ULTRA settings at 1280x1024 with x16AA/AF makes the game COME ALIVE and getting 60FPS in the process makes o, so much more worth it.

I would hold out until the HD 2900XT(and later the XTX) makes it debut if they turn out faster and better by a LARGE margin(say 20%) then im chucking my 8800GTX and buying an HD 2900XTX.
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