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8800GT VS 8800GTS (512)

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January 30, 2008 9:52:27 AM

I'm making a new build, and have considered these two cards for it. What i want to know is, is it worth the extra $60-$80 to get the gts with the dual slot cooler? I haven't seen any threads on this, so I wondered.

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a c 169 U Graphics card
January 30, 2008 10:54:39 AM

Are u sure u havent seen any threads about it
Go for the 8800GTS 512, its better and runs cooler and the $ difference isnt very much
January 30, 2008 11:21:56 AM

If price isnt any concern... get the GTS because of the dual slot cooling. It will keep your card and case much cooler than a GT would. I love my GT's but would I upgrade to two GTS? Yes, but im lazy and its not really worth it since I already have the cards.
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January 30, 2008 12:21:55 PM

8800 ULTRA!
January 30, 2008 12:36:41 PM

Santa88 said:
8800 ULTRA!

He's joking (obviously). Or he could be a TriSLI fanboy.
January 30, 2008 12:55:11 PM

Grab an EVGA GT and upgrade to the GTS in 3 months when prices go down ;) 
January 30, 2008 1:05:28 PM

Phrozt said:
Grab an EVGA GT and upgrade to the GTS in 3 months when prices go down ;) 


This man is smart.

I have a GTS 512 and love it. The temperatures are great.
January 30, 2008 1:19:39 PM

New Egg has a great deal going on right now.

There is a promo code to get $15 off the EVGA 8800GTS 512 plus a $20 mail-in-rebate. That brings the price down to $289.

I got this info in a special email from them.

The instant I get home I will PM you the Promo code...I cant access it at work. :( 
January 30, 2008 1:37:34 PM

You say that like its a bad thing KyleSTl...

If you've got the money and a 30" monitor to power, then whats wrong with TriSLI? Its only the most powerful gaming solution possible at the moment.

January 30, 2008 1:38:20 PM

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Grab an EVGA GT and upgrade to the GTS in 3 months when prices go down ;) 


It's barely more than the 8800GT (512MB) as it is, so you may as well just buy it now or you'll spend the cost difference between the two cards in shipping alone.

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There is a promo code to get $15 off the EVGA 8800GTS 512 plus a $20 mail-in-rebate. That brings the price down to $289.


See. Similarly priced to the 8800GT. Glad someone pointed it out. :p 
January 30, 2008 1:45:30 PM

folius said:
If price isnt any concern... get the GTS because of the dual slot cooling. It will keep your card and case much cooler than a GT would. I love my GT's but would I upgrade to two GTS? Yes, but im lazy and its not really worth it since I already have the cards.

Pretty much what I think. 8800GT's run hotter and are cheaper. Depends on what you're looking for. Either way you shouldn't be disappointed.
January 30, 2008 1:48:50 PM

rallyimprezive said:
New Egg has a great deal going on right now.

There is a promo code to get $15 off the EVGA 8800GTS 512 plus a $20 mail-in-rebate. That brings the price down to $289.

I got this info in a special email from them.

The instant I get home I will PM you the Promo code...I cant access it at work. :( 



And I almost forgot, if you decide to use the trade up program, the value of the 8800GTS 512 will reflect the amount paid, BEFORE the rebate, so in the eyes of EVGA the card value is $309.

$309 towards the next big card could be a pretty sweet deal.
January 30, 2008 2:09:14 PM

ive seen 8800GT for $229 just the other day at a local Microcenter store...it think thats a better deal...however, for the most part if you keep seeing the prices very similar than go for the 8800GTS
January 30, 2008 2:12:38 PM

blackened144 said:
You say that like its a bad thing KyleSTl...

If you've got the money and a 30" monitor to power, then whats wrong with TriSLI? Its only the most powerful gaming solution possible at the moment.

True, it's the only way you'll play Crysis at 1900x1200 or 2560x1600. It's just a shame nVidia is supposedly limiting this TriSLI to the GTX and the Ultra. 3 G92 GTSs would be sweet (and far more power efficient).
January 30, 2008 2:17:13 PM

Uhh... I don't know what prices you guys are looking at.. but on newegg:

EVGA GT (superclocked) @ $250 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
EVGA GTS @ $300 ($320 - 20 MIR mail-in) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Of course, then there's a BFG GTS @ $275 (MIR + SHIP) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


But then there are some other deals...
EVGA GT @ $226 (220 = 6 ship) http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

EVGA GT superclocked @ $236 (230 + 6 ship)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
a c 143 U Graphics card
January 30, 2008 2:24:46 PM

KyleSTL said:
True, it's the only way you'll play Crysis at 1900x1200 or 2560x1600. It's just a shame nVidia is supposedly limiting this TriSLI to the GTX and the Ultra. 3 G92 GTSs would be sweet (and far more power efficient).


Nah, Crysis is too much at those resolutions even for 3 Ultras. Here's a review:
http://www.tomsgames.com/us/2008/01/29/falconnorthwest_3waysli_review/page6.html

Quote:
Next up was Crysis, and once again Crytek's first-person shooter proved to be a monster. We fired up the game with the same settings as Call of Duty 4 - 4x AA and a resolution of 2560x1600 - while raising all of the advanced settings to very high. Unfortunately, we never made it out of the loading screen; before we hit a button to initiate the first level's parachute descent, the system crashed. We later learned that turning off anti-aliasing kept the game from crashing; we also added two additional GB of memory to the system to improve the game's performance. Sadly, Crysis suffered from too much blur to be considered playable at full resolution and maximum settings. However, we're happy to report that the Mach V has gotten closer to that seemingly unattainable dream than any previous system we've tested in our Los Angeles lab.

With the original system specifications, the Mach V was only able to manage an average of 9.7 FPS for Crysis at maximum settings, which was disappointing. We lowered the resolution to 1920x1200 and with 4x AA, but this only gave us an average of 20.84 FPS. Turning anti-aliasing off gave a small boost to the frame rates, but the average reached 27.32 and couldn't break the 30 FPS mark. It's important to point out that we once again used the same section of Crysis - the first few minutes of the opening level - that was used in previous performance tests for the game (see results for Crysis with a traditional SLI performance here). This section of the game isn't nearly as taxing as some of Crysis' later levels.

The results from the two games illustrated that 1) 3-way SLI can accomplish exactly what NVIDIA hoped it would with many top shelf, graphics intensive games; and 2) Crysis is still the Mount Everest of gaming, and tripling your GPU unfortunately doesn't get you over the mountain. Future patches designed to improve the game's performance for SLI and CrossFire are coming, but how much they will improve things remain to be seen. Unfortunately, the highly anticipated 1.1 Crysis patch from Crytek didn't improve frame rates all that much for most resolutions and configurations. We'll see what NVIDIA can do to help matters with future drivers for 3-way SLI.

January 30, 2008 2:30:35 PM

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Uhh... I don't know what prices you guys are looking at.. but on newegg:


EVGA GT (superclocked) @ $250 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130319
EVGA GTS @ $300 ($320 - 20 MIR mail-in) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130312


Of course, then there's a BFG GTS @ $275 (MIR + SHIP) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814143119



But then there are some other deals...
EVGA GT @ $226 (220 = 6 ship) http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0279319


EVGA GT superclocked @ $236 (230 + 6 ship)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0276270
There's a promo code deal that brings the price on the GTS down. As for the price difference... eh, you're going to have to pay for shipping to "Step up". That's going to be another $10-20 spent, plus you have to wait for them to process your request and return the card. Just seems like a lot of hassle for such a small upgrade. That's just my opinion though. :p 
January 30, 2008 2:34:01 PM

The 8800GT runs fine for me. I personally won't get the 8800GTS unless you know you need the added cooling.
Forget about Crysis at 1900x1200 or 2560x1600. At least until 2009.
January 30, 2008 2:38:23 PM

enewmen said:
The 8800GT runs fine for me. I personally won't get the 8800GTS unless you know you need the added cooling.
Forget about Crysis at 1900x1200 or 2560x1600. At least until 2009.

2009 seems right..lol

I will say my gt did make my entire system run hotter.. I even have a coolermaster stacker 830 with 7 120mm fans and my cpu runs 5degrees hotter idiling from the gt dumping hot air in the case
January 30, 2008 2:44:00 PM

aevm said:
Nah, Crysis is too much at those resolutions even for 3 Ultras. Here's a review:

Yeah, I saw that yesterday, but that's also with early drivers and all, so maybe it'll be playable after a couple updates or patches. :ange: 
January 30, 2008 2:57:35 PM

I remember before 2008, I think it was sometime in November, I bought the BFG 8800 GT OC for $280 at *dreaded drumroll* BESTBUY *gasp*. Two days later I got it price matched to $250 since they lowered it. And AGAIN like 1-2 weeks later down to $237. It was a pain because I had to make that mid-way trip a few times (although I didn't burn much gas extra) but for getting a 8800GT OC for $237 in November! sweet deal The last place in the world I thought I would find a 88GT would be a BB. I vaguely remember the benchies of 88GT vs 88GTS 512 and the GTS 512 didn't make a WOW effect, altought it did better. I would let price be the judge. Seeing from these guys if the 88GT is around $230 I would grab that. If the GTS is really $290, and you follow through with the EVGA deal, probably better of that route. Not only that it will keep your case a little cooler. Let your wallet decide.
January 30, 2008 3:48:57 PM

I'd say go for the GTS. $310 right now at Newegg.

People were paying that much for the GT a couple months ago.
January 31, 2008 1:34:42 AM

Ok, for those of you paying attention.

The promo code is:
EMCABCKAG

If you use it, you can thank me for basically handing you $15. :) 

OR how about free shipping on the new EVGA 780i Mobo? :EMCABCKAK

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