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Sapphire 2900pro 256-bit or Msi 8800gts oc 320

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
May 12, 2008 3:48:43 AM

Right now I own a Sapphire 2900pro 256-bit And i was just wondering if it would make sense performance wise to upgrade to a Msi 8800gts OC.

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May 12, 2008 3:55:14 AM

The 2900 Pro usually has more Memory (512). The 256 bit bus is not really a limiting factor if you compare it to the 512 bit pro. In addition there are many modded bios files and forum threads about overclocking it around.
I have seen some benchmarks showing the GTS(320) running out of memory which comes with a nasty FPS drop. I would go for the pro.

Just remember that the 2900 needs a lot of power.
May 12, 2008 3:55:18 AM

It would be a waste of your money to buy a 320MB GTS. You could upgrade to a 512MB GTS though, as it is the best one.
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May 12, 2008 4:09:59 AM

Thanks for the quick reply guys thats pretty much what i thought but wasn't sure.I'm looking to upgrade my video card but i only got $200 to spend.
May 12, 2008 4:26:40 AM

Hold until HD 4870, not really a bright idea (at least not financially) to upgrade from one high end current generation card to another high end current generation card.
May 12, 2008 4:53:33 AM

With 4870 less than one month, I'd recommend to sell your card before its worth for price falls down further. You would probably get $100 now for it. Thereby spending $200 additional would put you on top of line with 4870.