NO!!!! What you just said was so WRONG!!!
The 8800GT 256MB edition is something like a fraud.
The 256 VRAM bottlenecks the whole thing so badly that a typical 9600GT just wins the previous one in almost every benchmark.
I'd buy a 512MB one, that one can play games better than 9600GT, and the gap is clearly when resolutions go higher. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
If you're not ready to spend so much then just get the 9600GT, or a 8800GS(9600GSO)
I agree with these guys. Avoid the 256MB 8800GT. Not only does it have slower memory clocks than the 512MB version, it falls to a fraction of the 512MB versions performance, which in many games starts to happen as low as 1280x1024 resolution.