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8800GTS 512mb VS 8800GT 1280x1024

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April 14, 2008 11:58:11 PM

Hi, been around for a few months now, looking over posts and getting ideas.
I currently have a 7600GT, and I need an upgrade.
I live in Canada, so prices here are a bit more expensive
Here is the situation: I want to get a new graphics card, but want to get the best bang for the buck, now I have searched the forums and all I found was these two GPUs at a higher resolution than mine.
I play lots of newer games, including assassins creed, cod4, rainbow six vegas 2, crysis, world in conflict, enemy territory quake wars and so on.
What would be the best for my budget(I have max. around $280 CAD)
I found these online:
8800GTS 512mb from BFG-$221.08
and
8800GT from BFG-$167.20 After Rebates

Thanks for all your help!
April 15, 2008 12:05:21 AM

At that resolution, I would have to say go with the 8800GT and overclock it, if overcloced, it will perform on par, or better than the GTS.
April 15, 2008 12:24:59 AM

DarthPiggie said:
At that resolution, I would have to say go with the 8800GT and overclock it, if overcloced, it will perform on par, or better than the GTS.

Agreed... especially if you are willing to put up with rebates.
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April 15, 2008 12:32:55 AM

alright what about if i was considering buying the GT200s(Hopefully coming out around August-ish)
and with the speculated specs, would you guys recommend that, or should I just stick with the 8800s?

Thanks!
April 15, 2008 12:41:03 AM

You are a part of the "i want it now" culture... why wait?
April 15, 2008 12:42:59 AM

lol!
possibly :-)
dunno think it might be a waste of money if newer ones going to come out in a couple of months.
April 15, 2008 12:49:43 AM

Newer and better are always going to come out. The 8800gt is a good vid card and will last a while at your res.
April 15, 2008 1:04:06 AM

I use an 8800GT at 1280x1024. I don't have anything more recent than Company of Heroes that uses DirectX10 (if you have Vista), but with my old Athlon X2 4200+, I could max CoH out and still get in the 30's framerate-wise. I don't know what processor you have, but you can use that as a bit of a jump-off point on your needs.
April 15, 2008 1:15:01 AM

I call BS, if I max COH out in DX10 with 16x QCSAA (whatever) it gets down in the teens. Unless your 4200 is overclocked to like 12 ghz or something.

Just get the GT, they are great cards that can be had for GREAT prices nowadays. Oh, and dont bother overclocking it wont do much for you.
April 15, 2008 1:37:23 AM

nkarasch said:
I call BS, if I max COH out in DX10 with 16x QCSAA (whatever) it gets down in the teens. Unless your 4200 is overclocked to like 12 ghz or something.

Just get the GT, they are great cards that can be had for GREAT prices nowadays. Oh, and dont bother overclocking it wont do much for you.

What are you talking about? First off he might be at much lower res than you are. Second "dont overclock" Why? I overclock my 2 8800GTs and get about 10-15 more FPS with the overclock in Crysis! That's why you should overclock!
April 15, 2008 1:56:12 AM

nkarasch said:
I call BS, if I max COH out in DX10 with 16x QCSAA (whatever) it gets down in the teens. Unless your 4200 is overclocked to like 12 ghz or something.

Just get the GT, they are great cards that can be had for GREAT prices nowadays. Oh, and dont bother overclocking it wont do much for you.

Call BS all you want, but my 4200+ at stock with an 8800GT running reference speeds averages in the 30's. It may be the low 30's, and I'm pretty sure it dropped into the teens at the lowest, but it stays in the 30's on average.
April 15, 2008 4:06:01 AM

hughyhunter said:
What are you talking about? First off he might be at much lower res than you are. Second "dont overclock" Why? I overclock my 2 8800GTs and get about 10-15 more FPS with the overclock in Crysis! That's why you should overclock!


I wholly agree. OC rocks nowadays as cards are more resitant to it. I remember the X19xx series couldnt overclock for **** before artifacting. These newer cards OC greatly. Yea I got a 1000point advantage in 3D mark 06 by overclocking my 8800GT. :bounce: 
:bounce: 
April 15, 2008 4:36:19 AM

DarthPiggie said:
I wholly agree. OC rocks nowadays as cards are more resitant to it. I remember the X19xx series couldnt overclock for **** before artifacting. These newer cards OC greatly. Yea I got a 1000point advantage in 3D mark 06 by overclocking my 8800GT. :bounce: 
:bounce: 


x19xx couldn't overclock? and new cards overclock greatly? :bounce: 

I've been overclocking since 3D cards became mainstream. They all overclock. It's just a matter of heat and voltage.
April 15, 2008 2:44:32 PM

DarthPiggie said:
At that resolution, I would have to say go with the 8800GT and overclock it, if overcloced, it will perform on par, or better than the GTS.


Is this before or after, you overclock the GTS? :lol: 

jk
April 15, 2008 3:28:51 PM

DarthPiggie said:
At that resolution, I would have to say go with the 8800GT and overclock it, if overcloced, it will perform on par, or better than the GTS.



^ Agree.

I've chosen the GTS because of the cooling system, and it's slightly clocked to 678Mhz from factory.
Paraguay is HOT HOT HOT, so for me it was worth.
April 15, 2008 6:05:53 PM

DarthPiggie said:
At that resolution, I would have to say go with the 8800GT and overclock it, if overcloced, it will perform on par, or better than the GTS.


Do you mean if the 8800GT was OC'd it would perform on par or better than a stock GTS? Or do you mean with both overclocked that the GT is still going to perform better? Seems to me that the GTS is the superior card in all respects, and will beat the GT every time if both are OC'd. If you're willing to OC a GT, you're probably going to OC a GTS...

Im in the same position right now. I think im going to "future proof" a little and go with the GTS 512 bc they can be had for as little as $185 now. Seeing as how i plan to build in about 3-4 weeks, the prices should drop even more by then.
April 15, 2008 6:45:48 PM

I just traded my 8800gt for a GTS and is OC'd already. the reason i have the GTS is because when i overclocked my gt the memory failed on me, sucked A$$. = But if your planning to keep the card for awhile get a factory ship oc'd so you don't have to overclock, and download rivatuner and increase the fan speed higher. just my .02$ My comp was posting wrong, 1 long and 3 short beeps = bad vga or memory. :non:  I had no choice in to buying a GTS, i don't regret. :D 
April 15, 2008 10:38:45 PM

I have always had great experience overclocking the memory on my two 8800GT's. I could get the memory up to 1040 or 2080 without error with ATI tool. My shader and core doesnt overclock well though.

I bought my 8800GT the day they came out. However if I knew of the 8800GTS coming out a month later I would have waited.

If you want the 8800GTS G92 hurry up and buy... Nvidia is fading it out to make the 9800GTX more favorable.
April 15, 2008 11:16:45 PM

I mean that the GT OC will beat a stock GTS. Anyway buying a GTS wont future proof you, in fact its already obsolescent. besides, the difference is just a few extra frames, not a big deal.
April 15, 2008 11:21:59 PM

DarthPiggie said:
I mean that the GT OC will beat a stock GTS. Anyway buying a GTS wont future proof you, in fact its already obsolescent. besides, the difference is just a few extra frames, not a big deal.

Yes... the difference is a few frames with both at default settings. However the GTS is a better overclocker IMO. And if he lives in the US MSI has a 8800GTS 512mb slightly overclocked for 199 after rebate on newegg. That's about as cheap as the 8800GT. Why not?
April 15, 2008 11:25:11 PM

Sure if he can find one like that, but then theres a MSI (MSI rocks now al of a sudden dont they) 8800GT even cheaper that comes OC and with a quad-pipe cooling solution, it keeps mine idle at 42-44 C and 66C on Crysis.
April 15, 2008 11:42:08 PM

hughyhunter said:
I have always had great experience overclocking the memory on my two 8800GT's. I could get the memory up to 1040 or 2080 without error with ATI tool. My shader and core doesnt overclock well though.

I bought my 8800GT the day they came out. However if I knew of the 8800GTS coming out a month later I would have waited.

If you want the 8800GTS G92 hurry up and buy... Nvidia is fading it out to make the 9800GTX more favorable.



that is sooo true i tried to order BFG 8800GTS 512 from 3 different stores now and they all told me basicly the same thing. that they no longer carry them and they wont be getting more because they have been discontinued.
April 15, 2008 11:48:16 PM

mpavao81 said:
that is sooo true i tried to order BFG 8800GTS 512 from 3 different stores now and they all told me basicly the same thing. that they no longer carry them and they wont be getting more because they have been discontinued.

Uh oh! :kaola:  :lol:  :pt1cable: 
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