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EVGA GeForce 8800GTS or Asustek Nvidia GeForce 8800GTS 640MB

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June 22, 2008 10:21:18 AM

I'm wanting to play the latest games, Crysis, Call of Duty etc and because of this had to build a new gaming rig, because the old AGP based computer didn't have the graphic card support, and I didn't think it was worth the investment in a later AGP graphics card.

So I have an

Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 2.66GHz
Intel DQ965GF motherboard
8GB OCZ RAM
Windows Vista 64-bit Ultimate Edition
500GB SATA Seagate 7200rpm, 16MB cache drive

I've currently got a Nvidia Quadro FX5500 PCI, which I need to replace with on of these


EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 512MB
512-P3-E841-AE

or

Asustek Nvidia GeForce 8800GTS 640MB
EN8800GTS/HTDP/


These cost about £100, but I've seen some really cheap new 1G cards on eBay for half this much, any good?

Which should I purchase? oh, and mu current CRT cannot do a res above 1600 x 1200 @ 120Hz, or at a push 1800 x 1440 @ 60Hz
June 22, 2008 10:25:18 AM

Buy the EVGA 8800 GTS 512 . It has the more recent G92 core
June 22, 2008 10:43:13 AM

The 8800GTS 512 version is newer and absolutely better dude.
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June 22, 2008 3:40:30 PM

One more vote for 8800GTS 512
a b U Graphics card
June 22, 2008 3:47:00 PM

Absolutely, the EVGA 8800 GTS has been plenty good to me and WAY better than the older 640mb version
a b U Graphics card
June 22, 2008 3:50:43 PM

The 8800GTS 512 is definetly the one you want.
And forget about the cards you saw with 1 gig of memory.
Over 512 meg with a 256bit wide memory buss does NOTHING for you performance wise.
That is why the old king of GPU's, the 8800GTX has a 384 bit wide memory buss to go with it's 768 meg of memory, and still kicks every other cards butt at high res with AA enable. To utilize the extra memory without a bottleneck, you need a wider memory buss.
The 1 gig cards are simply a marketing ploy to entice people into thinking more memory is better, without researching what the card's other specifications need to be in order to make more memory actually useful.
June 22, 2008 4:14:22 PM

The 8800GTS is the best out of those 2, but if I were you I may consider the ATI 4850 if at all possible.

Best,

3Ball
June 22, 2008 4:34:20 PM

same here the 8800gts 512 is better and newer. If you have an extra few bucks spring for the 9800gtx since there dropping to $199 but not sure what that translates into your currency. If you don't the 8800gts 512 is still a great card for most games.
June 22, 2008 9:40:51 PM

thanks guys, not got a lot of dosh on this one, spent far too much already on a game rig, would have been cheaper to purchase Xbox or PS3, but then wouldn't have all the fun of Vista 64-bit!

I'll have to opt for the EVGA 8800GTS 512MB.

Thanks for your views.
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