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8800GTS 640MB vs. 8800GTS 320MB (but the ultra-OCed eVGA):

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June 22, 2007 5:28:57 PM

Hello,

Looking on Newegg, the eVGA 8800GTS 640MB card is $350 after rebate, and the ultra-OCed 320MB version is $330. Essentially, there is no difference in price.

Which one is better?

I know the 640MB one is going to help if you are running a high res monitor (like 1680x1050 or 1920x1200) due to the extra RAM. However, is there any situations where the OCed 320MB version will be faster (say you are using a monitor at 1280x1024)? Will the extra RAM in the 640MB do anything over 320MB at low res?

The 640MB version is running at spec, and I am sure you could easily overclock it yourself by say, 10%, and come close to matching the GPU/memory speeds of the 320MB version - but again, are there situations where the 320MB version will be faster?

For reference:

320MB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
640MB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Then again, I guess if I was sticking with my 19" LCD, getting the base 320MB version for $260 would probably put a big, fat smile on my face...but thats another thread.

Thanks!
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June 22, 2007 6:07:51 PM

I would go for the 640mb version for only 30 or $,s more :wink:
June 22, 2007 6:14:16 PM

Second that - you can always overclock it.

I can't get an 8800GTS 640MB here for less than £230 = $460 :~/
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June 22, 2007 6:18:49 PM

I would also go with the 640mb version. Who knows what DX10 games will need for memory.
June 22, 2007 7:03:32 PM

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I would also go with the 640mb version. Who knows what DX10 games will need for memory.


Good point.
June 25, 2007 2:41:06 PM

$20.00 for 320 megs of video ram added on !!! DUHHHH ..... ya can't buy it for that in any form ... and it can't be added .... get the 640 ! In the future the extra ram may be alot more useful than resolution .... who knows . What alot of these guys don't tell ya is if your monitor can't do those high res factors what do you need a card for that does them ? Or any descent priced LCD will probably never do them . But I'd give 20 bucks for 320 megs extra any day !
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