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.
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
Yes, always go for more graphics memory at the high end, but it's a waste at the low end.
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
Not that the GTS 640 has any problem with games.Or just wait till Cristmas
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.
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.
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!)
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.