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8800GT 256mb in stock for $210

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December 6, 2007 1:26:17 PM

So which is a better deal at that price point? The 8800gt 256mb or 3850 512mb?

December 6, 2007 1:56:49 PM

I would say that at 1280x1024 and lower resolutions the 8800GT would be better but at higher resolutions the 512MB on the 3850 might give it a boost... but don't take my word for it, wait for benchies.
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December 6, 2007 4:59:20 PM

Hey post some benchies when you get it!
December 6, 2007 6:44:06 PM

When I follow the link all I get is 512MB 8800GTs and they are all "Auto Notify".

OK... WTH?... I just followed the link again after posting this and I see 256MB 8800GTs and they're in stock...

-mcg
December 6, 2007 7:20:10 PM

At 1280x1024, try playing crysis on high textures, I dare you!

At 1280x1024, crysis needs more than 256MB of video memory. Considering the 3850 extreme is $10 less and has 512MB of vram, and the fact that I'll be upgrading in a year or two anyway... I'll take the 3850.

Oh, and here is a link: in crysis at 1280x1024 without AA almost 300MB of Vram is used.

http://www.yougamers.com/articles/13801_video_ram_-_how...

The speed of the card does not matter if you do not have enough Vram to store all the information! Then the system will be forced to use the painfully slow system ram (when compared to the fast Vram).
December 6, 2007 7:27:34 PM

Should work on Crysis with high shaders and medium textures pretty nicely, tho.
December 6, 2007 10:12:15 PM

soloman02 said:
At 1280x1024, try playing crysis on high textures, I dare you!

At 1280x1024, crysis needs more than 256MB of video memory. Considering the 3850 extreme is $10 less and has 512MB of vram, and the fact that I'll be upgrading in a year or two anyway... I'll take the 3850.

Oh, and here is a link: in crysis at 1280x1024 without AA almost 300MB of Vram is used.

http://www.yougamers.com/articles/13801_video_ram_-_how...

The speed of the card does not matter if you do not have enough Vram to store all the information! Then the system will be forced to use the painfully slow system ram (when compared to the fast Vram).


Wasnt this also true when doom3 came out. for 'Ultra Quality' you needed 512MB to store it. That was back in the day when 512MB V-RAM was insane.
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