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


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=N82E16814130040
640MB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130071

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.

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  1. I would go for the 640mb version for only 30 or $,s more :wink:
  2. Second that - you can always overclock it.

    I can't get an 8800GTS 640MB here for less than £230 = $460 :~/
  3. I would also go with the 640mb version. Who knows what DX10 games will need for memory.
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    I would also go with the 640mb version. Who knows what DX10 games will need for memory.

    Good point.
  5. $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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