I am currently contemplating an upgrade from my MSI 8800 GTS 640MB gpu to a BFG 8800 GT 512MB gpu. I have looked at the benchies, but I do not run my gpu at stock, it runs at 625/1800. My question is, at these clock speeds will the difference between mine and a GT really be worth an upgrade? I have $100 worth of Best Buy money so the GT will only cost at most $180, minus anything I can get for my current card. However, supposing I can't get anything for my card, is it worth $180 to go from a GTS to a GT and will the difference be noticeable? I know this is kind of a matter of perspective, but give me your honest opinion.
yes i did it, i think the new g92 is nicer looking (whats on the screen - crsiper and more detailed - in fact nvidia finally has caught ati in this regard)- (not the way the card physically looks ) and you get about 30-40% performance boosit at middle resolutions
Having bought a 8800 GTS 640 last summer, I'd say that the performance increase isn't worth the money. But that's my opinion and others are free to disagree. I prefer to go at least 2 steps at a time, rather than to follow each and every release that comes along.
Yeah I definitely wouldn't either. It'd be like going from a 7900GS to a 7950GT. There will be some performance difference, but not worth it if you already bought the 7900GS. Just wait till the next generation comes out, btw G92 really isn't the next generation, just a die-shrink.
If you had a crappy card I'd say yes, but you have one of the best cards out there as it is.
that is a small upgrade, its 10-15% better the new GT , upgrade to the new GTS
that what I just did, I got an albatron 8800GTS 512mb, for 400 $AU
I previously had a 8800GTS 640mb, it was kinda weird buying a card with less memory, a smaller box, and quieter fan, and still be 30% faster, basically the new 8800GTS are being the old Ultras, im getting 13000 3dmarks 06 version at 1024x768, thats a worthwile upgrade considering to get that performance the ultras are very expensive, not anymore the new GTS is a beast, I could barely just play cryisis at 1680x1050 on old GTS, now its playable with the 512 GTS