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Why not GT(X)?

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May 18, 2008 9:59:52 AM

Forgive my ignorance but I was wondering why I see so many threads to do with the GT, but next to none about the GTX? I assumed the GTX was way better, and not too pricey. Or am I missing something?

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a c 272 U Graphics card
May 18, 2008 10:13:25 AM

GTX = older G80 GPU Vs GT = newer G92 GPU.
May 18, 2008 4:52:33 PM

I see.

So what would be the full nake of the newer G92? Sorry, I'm a bit ignorant as I've been out of the loop for a while now.
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May 18, 2008 4:53:32 PM

nake = name
a c 86 U Graphics card
May 18, 2008 7:04:41 PM

G80: 8800 Ultra, 8800 GTX, 8800 GTS 320, 8800 GTS 640
G92: 8800 GTS 512, 8800 GT, 9800 GTX, 9600 GT, 9800GX2

dont really know about the low end cards...
May 18, 2008 7:07:12 PM

In the beginning, there was G80, which came in the form of 8800GTS in 320 and 640MB flavors, the 8800GTX, which was faster, and the 8800Ultra, which is the baddest mo****a on the block. Later, nVidia rehashed G80 and brought us G92, which powers the 8800GT and 8800GTS 512 flavor. The new GTS performs about the same as a GTX and can be overclocked up to the Ultras range, but suffers a bit at extreme resolutions due to its smaller memory interface (384bit vs 256bit). The 8800GT is a GTS with a few of the stream processors disabled, however this has only a small effect on performance, so most people have been getting 8800GT and OCing them to get the best bang for their buck.
May 18, 2008 11:24:08 PM

Thanks for the info all. Good stuff.
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