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Which Graphics Card Shud i Upgrade Too?

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January 6, 2008 7:36:28 PM

Hi All, Im currently running a 8500GT 128Bit 256Mb DDR2 (G86) and am wanting to upgrade. Now not sure wat to go for the 8800GT or the GTS version? also not sure on wat make, im looking at BFG, Gainward and EVGA cant remember which one but i believe one, GT Version, comes with 1024Mb of GDDR3 RAM!! Which sounds good to me, especially for DX10. The rest offer 512Mb GDDR3 which is obviously much better than wat i have now :) 

Was hoping some1 cud possibly help me out in deciding which i shud go for. Money isnt an issue for either card, jus dont suggest a £350+ GTX or Ultra as i cant afford that lol

Also wud b interested in SLI for the future as i cant afford to buy two cards now. is there a massive diff in performance putting two GTS's together than two GT's

Any help or information will b greatly appreciated, thanks for taking the time in readin my post and offering some advice :) 
January 6, 2008 7:42:03 PM

Just get a 8800 GT, in my opinion the price difference between the GT and GTS doesn't justify the performance increase.
January 6, 2008 8:08:41 PM

what resolution do you play at?
in reality, 1gb of video memory is nice, but it's a waste if you don't play at resolutions that can actually fill the memory.
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January 6, 2008 8:23:00 PM

Hey thanks for the replys, my monitor is set at 1280x800 though i played crysis at 1024x768 wanna push that up a bit only seems to play well on low detail settings.

Yeh the 1gb sounded good to me, as i've heard u shud b running at least 512 for dx10 so i figured 1024 shud b even better :) 

Any real difference in the make (BFG EVGA Gainward etc?)

i also have a 22" widescreen so wanna try make the best use of it :) 
January 6, 2008 8:39:05 PM

For a 22" monitor 512MB is enough. You will rarely if ever see a difference going to a 1GB card unless you have a 24" or greater screen.

Also, the 512MB 8800GTS is a good bit faster than the 512MB 8800GT in Crysis due to its extra shader power. The GTS also has a better and quieter cooler. Don't think that I'm hating on the 8800GT (I have one), but the GTS does have some clear advantages that justify its price premium.
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January 6, 2008 9:27:40 PM

1GB rarely seems worth anything to me in the 8800GT. Rare DX10 tests.

http://en.expreview.com/?p=159&page=16

256MB isn't enough in DX10 though, even showing huge drop at 12x10 no aa in some games.
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