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8800GTS 320MB or 640MB

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a b U Graphics card
June 19, 2007 11:47:41 PM

Well guys, this has been a problem for me for awhile now. It's time to get some other input. As you can guess from the title, I can't decide whether to run to 320MB or 640MB 8800GTS in my new system. Here are the specs:
Current Specs:

Mobo: Gigabyte p35 - DS3R
Video Card: eVGA 8800 GTS (320 or 640)
CPU: Core 2 Duo E6600 (probably will get the Q6600 instead after July 22)
PSU: OCZ GameXStream 600W ??
Memory: Corsair XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 1066
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 320GB 7200RPM SATA
CPU Cooling: Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 7
CD/DVD Drive: Lite-On Combo Drive SATA
Case: Cooler Master 534 OR Antec 900 (leaning towards the Antec)

And the answer to the big question, my resolution is 1680x1050 on a 22" Widescreen Monitor. I know the 640 is recommended at 1600x1200 and above, but what about for a widescreen? Comments and Suggestions are welcome. Thanks everyone!

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June 20, 2007 12:07:07 AM

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And the answer to the big question, my resolution is 1680x1050 on a 22" Widescreen Monitor. I know the 640 is recommended at 1600x1200 and above, but what about for a widescreen? Comments and Suggestions are welcome. Thanks everyone!


Do the numbers, the widescreen display is smaller.

If it's in your budget, I'd take the 640 - if not, the 320 is't going to struggle too much with today's games, but for tomorrow's nobody knows.
a b U Graphics card
June 20, 2007 12:10:10 AM

Yes I know the widescreen is smaller, but the crossover point is AROUND 1600x1200. There is no real exact point where the switch needs to be made. Odds are I will go with the 640, but just wanted to see if I could save myself some money.
June 20, 2007 12:29:05 AM

Personally I went for the 630 - I run 1600 x 1200 now but have a 1920 x 1200 arriving next week, and figured that would get me through until the end of the year.

If you've got the extra cash and want to run at near full settings, it's the better option.
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