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8800GT OC vs 8800GTS

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January 22, 2008 5:58:08 PM

Ok, according to the graphics info on Tom's Hardware (the FPS charts), the GT OC is going to be faster; much faster. But I'm just wanting to make sure I'm making the right choice as sometimes higher numbers don't mean better performing chipsets...

Here's my choices:

Leadtek WinFast PX8800 GTS TDH GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

vs.

GIGABYTE GV-NX88T512HP8 GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Equipped with Ultra Durable 2 technology and Zalman fan (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

I'm really thinking that GIGABYTE is going to be the better choice, however, my mobo isn't a 2.0 slot. From my understanding, 2.0 cards are compatiable with 1.0 (or 16x) mobos. Is this true? and is this GIGABYTE a heck of a deal?

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January 22, 2008 6:20:59 PM

The 8800 GTS that you are looking at is the older version with an older, less powerful G80 GPU. The 8800GT will murder that card.

HOWEVER, the 8800GTS 512 G92 is a great card, a bit more expensive though.

The 8800GT PCI-E 2.0 will be compatible with your mobo. Go with that one.
January 22, 2008 7:06:36 PM

Thanks a ton man. I was hoping my tech skill in reading this stuff wasn't obsolete. That's what happens when you start working in retail :p 
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