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August 19, 2008 8:02:07 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
the 8800 GTS better memory and bit (640 and 320)
less core clock speed?! I sure hope it would still out perform... this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

8800GT

both the same price but the GTS is like 10 dollars more becuase of shipping. I am pretty sure it would fit and they are both pci-e x16 (my mobo doesn't have x16 2.0 so x16 card is nice :D )

So is the GTS better and would somone recommend it for 10 dollars more than the other option? (I don't yet have a job but soon I will be ABLE to look for one, 10 dollars is just a few hours of work around the houses or maybe an allowance)

Well assuming the rebates go through (why or rather WHY do some companies always no give you the rebate or say that it was not valid?) It seems the GTS is a better bang for the buck, better cooler (big plus) quieter (never had a noisy card before so woot) and also would give COD4 more fps (by like 5-10 I heard).

bad part: I would be blowing like all my money either way, yet I still need to pay my cell phone bill in like a few days lol.

I am gonna order one of these cards within the next few days.


ALSO: in comparison if the GTS is better is it actually better than the 150 dollar hd 4850? if it is and cooler and quieter than that would be a better choice for my dads new custom pc I will be making for him (maybe I will get paid some money seeing as it was a 40 hour hobby XD).

Thank you and possibly try to find better deals/BFBs

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a b U Graphics card
August 19, 2008 8:12:30 PM

The 8800 GTS 640 is slower than the 8800GT, but the 8800GTS 512MB is faster than the 8800GT. The 4850 flattens all of the above - it is comparable to the 9800GTX+.
August 19, 2008 8:13:21 PM

Also I am planning to run COD4 on like max settings? at 1280x1024
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August 19, 2008 8:16:49 PM

ok I am not gonna spend an extra 30 bucks for something that won't make too much of a diffrence performance wise I will got with the GT but can anyone find an 8800 gt thats under that 130 dollar one? (its free shipping too!)
August 19, 2008 8:25:31 PM

Here's a cheaper one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Comes with a free game.

The 8800GT is good deal better than the 8800GTS 640mb. The 8800GTS 640 is more comparable to the 9600GT. The only reason that the price of the 8800GTS 640 is higher than the 8800GT, is for people who don't know any better to buy it.

The 8800GT is closer to the 8800GTX, especially at lower resolutions. It's usually around 7% slower than the GTX.
August 19, 2008 8:31:09 PM

TY indigo but I do have to say I love no MIR and free shipping you may have saved my 1 hour and 10 bucks :) 

HOWEVER That card is pci-e x16 2.0 My mobo has x16 but I know it is backwards capable but wouldn't it be bottlenecked more than the other one

NOTE: the other one seems like it should be labled x16 2.0 also however its not and in the spec it says just x16 so would it be worth a MIR and 10 bucks?

OR is it gonna be the same as a bottlenecked 2.0?
August 19, 2008 8:36:33 PM

if it is the GTS 640 that we're talking about here, then the GT is a far better choice. the GT is more comparable to the GTX than the GTS 640. although, the GTS 512 would be even faster than the GT. don't you love nvidia's easy to understand naming system? :) 
August 19, 2008 8:39:50 PM

yup nik =] anyone know about my other questions 2 posts above?
a b U Graphics card
August 19, 2008 8:40:23 PM

IndigoMoss said:
The 8800GT is good deal better than the 8800GTS 640mb. The 8800GTS 640 is more comparable to the 9600GT. The only reason that the price of the 8800GTS 640 is higher than the 8800GT, is for people who don't know any better to buy it.



The 8800GTS 640/320 is more expensive because it is based off a larger 80nm G80 core and has a 384 bit memory bus.
The 8800GT/GTS 512/9800GT/9800GTX(+) are based on smaller 65nm G92 (55nm for the GTX+ and some of the 9800GT's) cores with smaller 256 bit buses.
The smaller the die, the less silicon used, the lower the price.

The 8800GT performs between the GTS 640 (slower) and the GTS 512.
The GTS 512 is nearly as fast as the 8800GTX which, in turn, is just slower than the 9800GTX(+).
The 4850 is a match to ~15% faster than the 9800GTX(+) and would be my recommendation.

If COD4 is your game, here are some benchmark results for you from Anandtech's 48X0 review.

a b U Graphics card
August 19, 2008 8:44:28 PM

skullfire987 said:
yup nik =] anyone know about my other questions 2 posts above?


16x PCIe 1.1 will not bottleneck any of the cards you are considering in the least.
August 19, 2008 8:52:01 PM

Thank you outlw6669 I happened to see that chart before too, but even 40fps on cod4 max at 1280x1024 is better than me spending about 25 dollars more for something that plays it 20 fps faster. and atm I need a new card but don't have time to get that extra 25.

CAN anyone answer my above questions like 4 posts up now?
I honestly just need those questions answered and I will be able to find which card ima buy in maybe a few minutes

I wish there was like an honor point system on this forum... O.O I would have had to press it over 50 times I bet lol including you two above
August 19, 2008 8:52:39 PM

Oops in the time it took me to right you posted it lol Your the hero of the day outlw6669!
August 19, 2008 8:56:29 PM

i just got an 8800gt from buy.com. came to 105 shipped to my house. ordered saturday night, had it tuesday afternoon.
a b U Graphics card
August 19, 2008 9:40:47 PM

That GT is probably the way to go for you. The 4850 is quite a bit faster, but at 1280x1024, both are more than fast enough.
August 19, 2008 10:02:48 PM

Thanks I can know call my final upgrade to this comp "solved"
August 19, 2008 10:37:57 PM

Wow, $119.99 for a PNY 8800GT 512MB with free shipping and Front Lines: Fuel of War? And no rebate!! Go for it, it's a deal!
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