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Wonder if 8800 GTS 512 is a good upgrade from EVGA 8800 GTS Superclock

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December 24, 2007 2:39:42 AM

My defaul settings (bios) are

Clock Speed: 576
Shader: 1350
Memory 1700

Total Memory 640 mb

This is my card

http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=640-P2-N82...

How much of an improvement can I expect from the 8800 GT or 8800GTS??? I see where these cards beat a stock 640 mb 8800...but never anything said about the factory Overclocked ones...and my card has given me 0 problems since I've had it...

Tnoughts?

Thanks in Advance

Bob
December 24, 2007 3:07:19 AM

it's wasting of money to upgrade to a gpu that give u a little improvement.wait for the geforce 9 series that that schedule to come out on feb 08.
December 24, 2007 3:11:02 AM

I agree... granted the 8800GT and 8800GTS(G92) are great cards for the price... they are only slightly faster than what you have right now. You would be much better off waiting until late next year when the newer gen cards come out and investing in them.

I would start working on an overclock and see what you can get your current card to do right now.
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December 24, 2007 3:28:28 AM

Step-up yes, normal upgrade, no.

hughyhunter said:
I agree... granted the 8800GT and 8800GTS(G92) are great cards for the price... they are only slightly faster than what you have right now. You would be much better off waiting until late next year when the newer gen cards come out and investing in them.

I would start working on an overclock and see what you can get your current card to do right now.



The Tom's review gave the GTS 512MB 30% more performance than the GTS 640. That isn't slightly faster.
December 24, 2007 3:34:23 AM

I agree with nukchebi0...the GTS 512 is much faster and the G9 series will probably be way more expensive, so price/performance is highest with the new 8800gts...although you could wait for the G9 and hope that the 8800gts will go down in price.
December 24, 2007 3:37:37 AM

I have seen that review...However...the 640 that he benchmarked it against was clocked...500/1250/1600

Even MY card is 15-20% faster than that one...Not sure that the article applies to the overclocked 640's...
December 24, 2007 4:25:33 AM

any ideas of the pricing (article links maybe) on the new 9 series?
December 24, 2007 5:11:33 AM

be patience
December 24, 2007 5:44:37 AM

Yeah I'd say wait a little bit and see what comes out. Worst thing that'll happen is that you'll get a really good deal on an 8800.
December 24, 2007 5:47:45 AM

In response to Nukchebi0

Yes I know it's 30% faster but that to me doesnt justify dipping into my bank account for only a 30% increase. When I upgraded to the 8800GT I had a 6600GT. Now that's an upgrade! If you want to be frivalous then by all means waist money on a 30% increase in performance. I got about a 300% increase on performance. That's how I justified to the wife to let me spend $300 that we didnt have on a GPU.
December 24, 2007 5:50:05 AM

Just think about the games that you play. If a majority of them are starting to stuggle to stay out of the 20 FPS zone then it's time for an upgrade but if you only look at games like Crysis then you'll always be dissappointed. Keep an eye on the games you play and don't worry about it.
December 25, 2007 1:11:42 AM

Hency, hughy, why I suggested only for a step-up.
December 25, 2007 1:25:51 AM

I'm not even upgrading with an x1950 pro (which cost me the same as a 3870 does now), not worth it.
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