Well the G92 8800 Gts is now with us, and here in the uk it retails for between £225 & £270 ($470 to $560) for a few FPS more than the 8800Gt which is a good £50 less. I thought that this would be a GTX killer but by the benches I've seen....i isn't.
Is it worth the extra especially with GTX prices coming down (slowly) all the time.
"It looks like our verdict still stands: if you want one of the best gaming cards on the market today, the 8800 GT 512MB is still our choice. It's more expensive than we'd like, but the 256MB version is a little too slow, and the GTS 512 isn't fast enough. The 8800 GT 512MB is just right."
why the 8800gt is out of stock and selling for around $300
you can get a game and a 8800GTS for 360
those statements are based on retail prices and the expected over price of over $450 get you 8800GTS while you can its the best deal in gaming cards since the 7800GTX!
As far as i remember that 7800GTX was as extortionate as all the other Ultra/GTX cards there has been? The best gaming card deal ever was probably the 6600GT, it was better than the previous Gen. high end and cost a fraction of the price.
I in all honesty do reckon that the GTS is worth the premium. That new cooler design will allow the clocks to be ramped up much farther than with a standard GT. When i get my GTS in a month or two i'll post up some benchmark scores and see how it overclocks on standard cooler and on water cooling.
I've been waiting over 3 weeks for news of my 8800GT...out of stock it says every time I look. Working over in France at the moment, and I can tell you I haven't seen one 8800 on the shelves.
Tonight however, I cancelled my order and ordered a new Zotac 8800GTS 512..for about 50€ more than I would have paid for the GT...why you ask?...because it was in stock and I haven't even unwrapped Crysis from it's celophane.
Indeed...the g92 gts is just way too high of a price to justfiy a purchase. It offers the same, if not just a tad bit better performance than a 8800 GTX depending on the game. This late into this generation?..Why pay so much for that type of performance, when a 8800 GT can nearly offer the same performance for a MUCH smaller price figure. the 8800 GT is a great value, the g92 gts...not really a value...Yes it has more SP...but the 256bit interface among other things cripples the performance to match the 8800 GTX...