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June 14, 2008 10:53:19 PM

I am building a computer,
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...
Trying to decide to go with the GT or GTS. I am buying it within a week, so I can't wait for the prices to go down from the next series.

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June 14, 2008 10:57:32 PM

GTS performs better and overclocks better. If prices are similar, get GTS instead of GT.
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June 14, 2008 11:10:01 PM

That is a decent rebate and it brings it into the GT price range. That seems like a pretty good buy.
June 14, 2008 11:10:30 PM

But how good is it, performance wise?
June 14, 2008 11:17:21 PM

libertiordeth said:
But prices are not that similar. I can get this
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
for 90 bucks after mail in rebate. I know this is the 256mb version, but how well does it perform, on games like COD4 and Crysis?



That is a horrible card, do not get the 256mb version of 8800gt no matter what, or you'll regret it. It cause either crippling fps drop or outright crash on moderate resolutions (around 1280x1024 for newer games).

There is a VERY LARGE gap between 256mb and 512mb versions of 8800gt.

In that price range, a 8800gs will do better, and far more stable.
June 14, 2008 11:20:51 PM

^ that is true, I would stick with 512MB or higher.
June 14, 2008 11:26:55 PM

Worse than the GT, it is the slower/cheaper model.
June 14, 2008 11:27:40 PM

libertiordeth said:
How good is the 8800GS then?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...





Looks good. It should perform about as well as a 9600gt. But don't expect to get g92 8800gts level performance out of it. :p 

It's better than the 256mb gt. The performance is more consistant. No sudden crippling fps drop or crash.

Also, 8800gs has been rebranded to 9600gso. It's really the same thing.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
June 14, 2008 11:31:44 PM

+1 Dual slot cooling helps your temps stay lower since it blows the hot air right out of the case. It is a good deal as long as you get the rebate for the GTS.
June 14, 2008 11:34:35 PM

SpinachEater said:
+1 Dual slot cooling helps your temps stay lower since it blows the hot air right out of the case. It is a good deal as long as you get the rebate for the GTS.

Yep, get the gts for serious gaming.
June 14, 2008 11:35:16 PM

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I'd go for 8800gts. It has a dual slot cooling and besides, having the same power inddex of 8+8+0+0=16 so lets say 16. It has an S at the end - means some boost.
So get a boosted 16 card with a better cooling. The price difference is very small.

Christopher

Well last time I checked 120-210 is kind of a large price difference.
June 14, 2008 11:46:50 PM

libertiordeth said:
Well last time I checked 120-210 is kind of a large price difference.



If you factor in the mail in rebate, it's $160. :p 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
And that price gives you solid performance gain. The price/performance ratio makes it the best bang for the buck at the moment.
June 15, 2008 12:04:15 AM

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Yes, Dagger is right, A boosted 16 8+8+0+0 g92 gts can reach 19, say 9800gtx speed. Just overclock it. Thanks to the dual slot clooser, overclock is easy, however there were some rude memory chips at the beginning.



more power indexing?
June 15, 2008 12:36:12 AM

I just got an offer for 100$ for the 8800GTS, the G80 384mb version used, good deal?
June 15, 2008 12:38:35 AM

libertiordeth said:
I just got an offer for 100$ for the 8800GTS, the G80 384mb version used, good deal?

There is no 384mb version, g80 8800gts comes only in 640 and 320mb variants. It performs slightly below 8800gs, which cost $90 after mir.
http://en.expreview.com/2008/04/02/g80-vs-g92-hi-end-ge...
June 15, 2008 12:39:08 AM

Lol I meant 320mb. LOWER then the 8800gs? Really?
June 15, 2008 12:40:00 AM

libertiordeth said:
Lol I meant 320mb. LOWER then the 8800gs? Really?

Overall, only slightly. It's basically the same.
June 15, 2008 12:44:45 AM

libertiordeth said:
So is it worth 80$?

If you can get it for $80, it's a good deal.
June 15, 2008 12:45:00 AM

Wait, so if I OC it it is good?
June 15, 2008 12:49:54 AM

libertiordeth said:
Wait, so if I OC it it is good?

G80 core oc quite well, although it doesn't scale as well as g92. And of course, it won't be able to compare to $160 g92 8800gts no matter what. But $80 is half that price, and makes it a very good deal.
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