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640 8800GTS vs 320 8800GTS

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May 19, 2007 4:12:51 PM

Found both these products on scan

640MB XFX 8800GTS Extreme XXX, PCI-E (x16), Mem 1800 MHz, GPU 550 MHz

320MB XFX 8800GTS XXX, PCI-E (x16), Mem 1800MHz, GPU 580MHz

I'm wanting to buy either one but can't decide. Does the extra memory make that big a difference between these two? Which one would you guys recommend? Thanks in advance :D 
Anonymous
May 19, 2007 4:56:50 PM

if your going to play games under 1600x1200 then go with 320MB
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May 19, 2007 5:19:18 PM

Thanks for the info! :D 

Would either of these cards be enough to max out on Doom 3 for example?
Anonymous
May 19, 2007 5:36:33 PM

all i can say is close your eyes and buy it. you won't be disappointed.
May 19, 2007 5:39:59 PM

Alrighty then, 640 8800 added to my basket thanx guys :) 
May 19, 2007 7:27:02 PM

The 640MB version is well worth the extra beyond the resolution of a 17/19" monitor :) 
May 19, 2007 8:07:35 PM

one thing people failed to note is that the 320 is a pre overclocked version you might have been better off with that one having saind that tho your probably only talking 5% difference

oh and as for doom 3 your new GPU will eat it alive

enjkoy :) 
May 19, 2007 8:08:05 PM

doh!

my first ever double post
May 19, 2007 8:19:24 PM

If you game at less than 1600*1200 then get the 320. The extra $$$ can be well spent elsewhere. I, personally, recommend your local drinking eshtablishment...

Seriously, you will be stunned at the performance with all your 'old' DX 9 games.

Like they said before, close your eyes, just buy it.
Anonymous
May 19, 2007 8:26:33 PM

640Mb version of 8800gts also come pre overclocked not just 320MB
May 26, 2007 11:46:16 PM

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Thanks for the info! :D 

Would either of these cards be enough to max out on Doom 3 for example?


Yes lol, I can run on Ultra Settings with my 7600GT :D 
June 16, 2007 5:41:34 PM

So how about the GTX vs. GTS (649)? the price difference is even bigger and the performace improvement even smaller?
June 16, 2007 6:24:46 PM

I just got my 8800 320 2 days ago...I am using it on a 22" mont and I wish that I would of went with the 640MB. I say this because I believe the extra video memory would of been nice to have in playing STALKER, I cant max everything out with the 320. I guess it depends on what games you play.
June 16, 2007 6:34:50 PM

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I just got my 8800 320 2 days ago...I am using it on a 22" mont and I wish that I would of went with the 640MB. I say this because I believe the extra video memory would of been nice to have in playing STALKER, I cant max everything out with the 320. I guess it depends on what games you play.


i have same vidcard as you.. why not oc to atleast 659 and mem 1000. i have mine running at 666 and mem 1001. i can go higher i dont wanna raise my fan speed.i play bf2 at max everything @1600x1200 and i dont drop below 80 fps i avarage around 110 and max is 190
June 16, 2007 6:38:20 PM

Well I have never OC'd before but someone in another form told me that it is easy and to use ATI-tools to do it... I guess I will look in to that and see how it works!
June 16, 2007 7:57:38 PM

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Well I have never OC'd before but someone in another form told me that it is easy and to use ATI-tools to do it... I guess I will look in to that and see how it works!

nTune also works great, it's what I use.

Edit: Yes, it's really easy to oc a gpu.
June 16, 2007 8:09:07 PM

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So how about the GTX vs. GTS (649)? the price difference is even bigger and the performace improvement even smaller?

I've never owned an 8800GTS so I can't tell you the actual visual difference while playing a game, but specifications wise they are different cards even aside from memory size. The GTX has higher clock speeds on the core and on memory, more stream processors, and larger memory interface. If you are running a higher resolution, like 1920x1200, then the GTX is definately worth it imo. Heck, even at 1680x1050 I have no regrets about spending the extra money on the 8800GTX.
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