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step up or sell gf8800 GTS 640?

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November 9, 2007 3:41:25 AM

So, the forum's consensus is pretty much that the 8800GT outperforms the 8800GTS-640 (and 320), and so I'm going to step up (EVGA) to a GT from a GTS-640. I don't have enough time left on my step-up in order to wait for the improved 65nm GTS, unfortunately.

1. Should I sell my GTS on ebay/craigslist and possibly make a little profit (with enough left to buy a GT) or step up instead, ensuring I get the card I want? Or should I scrap the whole idea and OC my GTS?

2. Is the GT better than the GTS in aspects other than performance? Is it quieter or louder? Noise is a big deal for me, and the two-slot cooler on the GTS is pretty damn quiet.
November 9, 2007 4:04:47 AM

If you're going to step up at all,you should get the 8800GTX ultra or a similar GTX.the price difference between the GTS 640 and the GTX is not that much,and you'll still have the fastest card going.Just my opinion though.The 8800GT is cheap enough to warrant buying two of them for SLI.But you choice what you do.Goodluck.

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November 9, 2007 5:55:43 AM

Well I'm not considering the GTX/Ultra because I think in the step-up program (I checked this awhile ago but may be wrong) you have to pay the MSRP difference between the cards, which in the case of the GTS/GTX is about 200$ (399$ for the GTS and 599$ for the GTX iirc).

I'm getting a GT because everyone seems to think they're almost as good as a GTX, but for half the price. If I step up to a GT, I pay nothing except shipping.

I'm considering selling the card instead of stepping up, though...
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November 9, 2007 7:25:36 AM

shizza said:
So, the forum's consensus is pretty much that the 8800GT outperforms the 8800GTS-640 (and 320), and so I'm going to step up (EVGA) to a GT from a GTS-640. I don't have enough time left on my step-up in order to wait for the improved 65nm GTS, unfortunately.

1. Should I sell my GTS on ebay/craigslist and possibly make a little profit (with enough left to buy a GT) or step up instead, ensuring I get the card I want? Or should I scrap the whole idea and OC my GTS?

2. Is the GT better than the GTS in aspects other than performance? Is it quieter or louder? Noise is a big deal for me, and the two-slot cooler on the GTS is pretty damn quiet.



8800GT is better than 8800GTS , i agree with it but do u really have any problems with your 8800GTS? is there ANY game u cant run @ good quality ? if u really have problems with your GTS or if there is any game u cant play very good then sell it if not then dont waste your money and keep that GTS,
November 9, 2007 8:27:55 AM

keep the GTS wait for the new GTS to arrive, ur card is pretty good, no point going to a 8800gt
November 9, 2007 10:59:31 AM

Shizza, I see you are getting bad replies. Stop BS and let's give this guy some good advice. Dahak, 8800GT OC outperforms GTX. It's stupid to step up to GTX and pay $200 if you can get GT for free. Get the point? Maziar, I can't believe you even asked that question. There are many games out there that kill GTS, especially Crysis. That's why shizza needs to step up to 8800GT and get 30% increase in performance. It's that simple. Shizza, don't expect to make a profit selling your GTS on Ebay. Why would someone pay more if they can get a much better card for same money or less. So, basically, you are looking for a sucker on Ebay who will do that. You might find one or not. But I wouldn't count on it. And with your step up deadline approaching, you don't have that much time.
November 9, 2007 11:05:46 AM

nickr336 said:
So, basically, you are looking for a sucker on Ebay who will do that.


LoL and you wouldn't believe how many times I see E-bay for electronics, and you slowly but surely see the item people are bidding on to try and get a deal, end up bidding up and mostly over what they could have payed at the store or MSRP. Lotta dumb people out their, but thats the risk, hopefully he can snag a rich kid with his dads paypal account.
November 9, 2007 11:33:16 AM

shiz, check out some reviews on your own (instead of relying on what you hear) and then make the decision.
November 9, 2007 11:37:31 AM

Another "bad" post. Read the original thread again. Shizza is upgrading from GTS to GT, not from GTX to GT. Do some more research and you will find a lot of reviews and benchmarks that prove that you WILL notice the difference. And your last statement is ridiculous. I am sure you can play Crysis on lower resolutions with medium settings and it looks OK. That's not the question though. The question is whether he needs to upgrade or not. If someone offered you to trade your 7600GT for a 8800GT, would you say no because you "can play crysis with a 7600GT and it looks great"?
November 9, 2007 12:18:37 PM

I just sent my 320MB GTS off for a StepUp to a stock 8800gt. All I had to pay for was shipping, which was $15. I'd say it was worth it, and it would be for you too.
November 9, 2007 12:30:52 PM

I am not going to argue with you any more. Have you seen screenshots of Crysis on high vs medium settings? I was able to see the difference. If you can't, then keep your 7600GT. Feel sorry for you. I would agree with you on X2-3800 and X2-4400 difference. It makes a difference in applications like Winrar or Nero Recode, but you don't sit there and watch those, you go and do something else while those are running. That's why there is no reason to upgrade from X2-3800 to X2-4400.
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