I had an opportunity to pick up the GT but I decided to wait. I was ready to pick up a GTX but with the GT coming close in performance I realized that I didnt want to spend $550 on a card that was a year old. Also because I have a monitor that supports 1920x1200 I wanted to wait for the next highend video card.
So its up to you... thats just my scenario. If you have a monitor 22" or smaller I'm sure the 8800GT would be a fine card to get. Outperforms the current GTS so I suppose you cant complain.
I concur with I.T.B.Y...Your best bet is to buy the EVGA 8800GT,and then step up to the new card when it comes out next month.And with the step up program being 90 days,you'll have some leeway to save the extra coin for the price difference you pay between the two cards.Goodluck.
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That is the new "hybrid" card, mostly sold by EVGA. It's the 8800GTS SSC 640mb card with 112SP. Performs between the GT and the GTX.
The real new GTS is based on G92 not G80, and will have 128SP.
"Performs between the GT and the GTX" I know where you got that quote from. I have seen it too. But really what does it mean? The higher clocked verisons of the 8800GT (650MHz all the way up to 700MHz) match the GTX in performance in just about all benchmarks. Especially the 700MHz verison.
The reference design for the 8800GT is a 600MHz clock speed. So I think what they mean by "Performs between the GT and the GTX" is that it performs between a 600MHz 8800GT and the reference clock speed of the GTX. But if you got a EVGA 650,675, or 700MHz model I don't think you would have any disadvantage versus the new 8800GTS.
I would just take a 8800GT regardless of the clock speed because they are so hard to find. Even at 600MHz the gap between it and the 8800GTX is so small.