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8800gts 640meg - Any point?

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June 20, 2007 5:28:46 PM

It sits in between the 320meg version and the gtz on price.

So is there any point? It runs pretty much the same as the 320meg version and cant match the gtx.

Is there actually any point to getting one or do you kinda agree with me that ti just seems pointless.

Btw I understand it came before the 320meg version yada yada yada.

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June 20, 2007 6:12:50 PM

If you run at a screen resolution of 1680x1050 or higher, then yes, the extra memory will help in rendering that many pixels. If your screen resolution is 1280x1024 or lower, then no. There is no point to getting the 8800GTS-640.

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June 20, 2007 6:38:23 PM

Yes. Even at 1280x1024.

You're probably laughing at me now... but... try this -

Oblivion
Quarls Texture Pack 3
High-resolution LOD Map Packs
Exnems Body Replacer + all clothes textures
Almost Everything Viewable When Distant

200+ other Mods inc weather, trees, foliage, quests, weapons etc.

You need 512 megs of GDDR, even 1gig has been touted (see Total Oblivion Overhaul by dev_akm) - that way, you get GTS performance with an acceptable amount of texture memory.

Thats the point... quite specific... but hey, at least there is one.
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June 20, 2007 6:39:01 PM

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It sits in between the 320meg version and the gtz on price.

So is there any point? It runs pretty much the same as the 320meg version and cant match the gtx.

Is there actually any point to getting one or do you kinda agree with me that ti just seems pointless.

Btw I understand it came before the 320meg version yada yada yada.


I dont want to sound rude but is it just me or is this asked on a daily basis?

http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/8800GTS-320MB-6...
June 20, 2007 6:42:13 PM

pchoi04


... or are you rude?





lol kiddin, im bored
June 20, 2007 9:26:16 PM

Well if you'd read properly then you'd of realized it wasnt the same question as that topic at all..
June 21, 2007 5:34:19 AM

its just another question on what to get the 320 or the 640 and the answer is always the same. "at high resolution 640 at lower resolutions 320"

Same difference, gets kinda old since thats all I read on the board now.

But eh... maybe its just me and I am a rude son of a bit**
June 21, 2007 5:59:14 AM

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Yes. Even at 1280x1024.
Thats the point... quite specific... but hey, at least there is one.


That's why I'm planning on getting the 8800GTS 640 if I can't afford a GTX this fall. Were it not for our 3 week vacation, I'd have one now. I'd almost rather spend 3 weeks off playing Oblivion than flying to California and back for the same 3 weeks.

They took mark and recall out of TES, and it's never been modded for real life. :wink: There aren't any mage guild guides like in Morrowind either.

It's all a Southwest Airlines plot, I tell you, a plot! The GPU I could have bought with that $1,175 :cry: 

Yes, always go for more graphics memory at the high end, but it's a waste at the low end.
June 21, 2007 7:32:19 AM

The problem is that with such weak competition from AMD prices are pretty much the same for months and dont seem to fall unless something new comes out.I was hoping to get a GTX (i have the GTS 640 now) for about 400 Euros by now but no luck :cry: 
Not that the GTS 640 has any problem with games.Or just wait till Cristmas :) 
June 21, 2007 3:41:00 PM

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its just another question on what to get the 320 or the 640 and the answer is always the same. "at high resolution 640 at lower resolutions 320"

Same difference, gets kinda old since thats all I read on the board now.

But eh... maybe its just me and I am a rude son of a bit**


Well no its not really that at all.

Im not really a newb I know what diference 320/640 makes.


The point was, with the cheap 320meg version benching the smae as the 640 and the gtx not costing much more than the 640meg version, is there much point to the 640mb version at all.


Its just my veiw on this.
June 21, 2007 4:28:48 PM

I feel that if you run at lower resolutions or you don't turn up textures / AA / AF, the 320 will be suitable for your needs. However, as textures get bigger or if you want to use AA / AF at high resolutions, the 640 seems like the way to go. I bought a 640 recently and I'm very content with it.
June 21, 2007 7:24:54 PM

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and the gtx not costing much more than the 640meg version,


Maybe not in Yankland, but in the UK is £70 (like $120... off-the-top-of-my-head-approximation)... and £70 is a fair amount of money. Yea, the 320 is still the better deal, but sometimes you need the texture memory... like in Oblivion, with those mods. And the amount will always increase.

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They took mark and recall out of TES, and it's never been modded for real life. Wink There aren't any mage guild guides like in Morrowind either.


Well that's the point of doing the mods... to make it better. Oblivion without mods is like... well.. a console game. And the only good console games are those that have more than one player. (in my opinion anyway... but I'm convinced console games peaked with Bomberman... now that's a game!)
June 21, 2007 8:10:38 PM

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The point was, with the cheap 320meg version benching the smae as the 640 and the gtx not costing much more than the 640meg version, is there much point to the 640mb version at all.


There have been at least 3 posts telling you that the 640 benches higher than the 320 at high resolutions. And as for the gtx not costing much more, newegg tells me the cheapest 640 gts is $350, while the cheapest gtx is $530. I'd say there are very good reasons to buy one.
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