Which one should I buy?

I am building a computer,
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=7722151
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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  1. GTS performs better and overclocks better. If prices are similar, get GTS instead of GT.
  2. But prices are not that similar. I can get this
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3606193&body=MAIN#detailspecs
    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?
  3. That is a decent rebate and it brings it into the GT price range. That seems like a pretty good buy.
  4. But how good is it, performance wise?
  5. libertiordeth said:
    But prices are not that similar. I can get this
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3606193&body=MAIN#detailspecs
    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.
  6. ^ that is true, I would stick with 512MB or higher.
  7. Worse than the GT, it is the slower/cheaper model.
  8. libertiordeth said:



    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=ENE&N=2010380048+106792522+1067939752&name=GeForce+9600+GSO
  9. +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.
  10. 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.
  11. Quote:
    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.
  12. 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=N82E16814134037
    And that price gives you solid performance gain. The price/performance ratio makes it the best bang for the buck at the moment.
  13. Quote:
    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?
  14. I just got an offer for 100$ for the 8800GTS, the G80 384mb version used, good deal?
  15. 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-geforce-gfx-cards-round-up/?page=9
  16. Lol I meant 320mb. LOWER then the 8800gs? Really?
  17. libertiordeth said:
    Lol I meant 320mb. LOWER then the 8800gs? Really?

    Overall, only slightly. It's basically the same.
  18. So is it worth 80$?
  19. libertiordeth said:
    So is it worth 80$?

    If you can get it for $80, it's a good deal.
  20. Wait, so if I OC it it is good?
  21. 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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