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November 22, 2007 12:40:39 PM

what you guys think? because i have just found a nice priced 8800gt and i need to be quick! thanks
November 22, 2007 9:01:06 PM

Depends on what you have, what you want, and how much you want to spend...
November 22, 2007 9:40:38 PM

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.
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November 22, 2007 10:13:00 PM

I would get an 8800GT because from what I understand the new remake of 8800GTS is still based upon the old technology which has higher levels power consumption and heat.

But really....do you need more than an 8800GT? I don't think the performance difference is really going to be that significant. I would buy an 8800GT with out hesitation.
November 22, 2007 10:19:12 PM

Haha by the time you can even find a 8800GT in stock, the new 8800GTS would probably be in.
November 22, 2007 10:38:16 PM

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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a b U Graphics card
November 22, 2007 11:08:43 PM

rwayne said:
I would get an 8800GT because from what I understand the new remake of 8800GTS is still based upon the old technology which has higher levels power consumption and heat.

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.
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November 22, 2007 11:19:13 PM

randomizer said:
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.
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November 22, 2007 11:22:29 PM

Yes, the stock cards.

And I believe the OP is referring to the G92 GTS, not the G80 one. The G92 one should beat the GTX by a reasonable amount, and nicely crush the GT especially if it OCs like mad.
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