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Old 29-05-07, 03:17 PM
Pat123 Pat123 is offline
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8800GTS 320 or 640

Im looking to buy a 8800GTS and wondering at 1400x900 will the extra 320mb give me any benefits...? i think it probably will in DX10 but nobody knows for sure. lol.

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Old 29-05-07, 03:48 PM
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Ive just ordered a 640mb on the basis that i game at 1680x1050 or w/e it is. I think for anything less the 320 would be fine.
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Old 29-05-07, 03:57 PM
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Yes, most of the benches I've seen show that you really only benefit from the 640 at resolutions of 1600x1200 or greater. There are a few exceptions like Quake 4 on Ultra Quality; performance is considerably better with the 640, but the 320 still has a more than decent framerate. The real question is, will DX10 games want the 640? So for the short term you'd be fine with the 320, but if DX10 games want the extra mem, you might want to upgrade in a year. From what I hear the 8900's might be out by then so it would be an even better upgrade...
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Old 29-05-07, 04:16 PM
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I have just ordered the 640, becuase i game at 1600 x 1200 so i think t will give me a little extra boost.


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Old 29-05-07, 05:05 PM
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Im running at 1440x900 on a 640mb and well im impressed with mine.

Go for the best.
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Old 29-05-07, 08:22 PM
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im running at 1680x1050, and got the 640mb version.

However in some parts of some games, it does dip below 40 fps, so dont no if its my card or what.
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Old 29-05-07, 08:49 PM
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If u can afford 640 - get it tbh.

A gfxcard memory can influence the amount and indirectly the quality (better quality has that many more planes, so takes up more space).

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Old 30-05-07, 12:50 AM
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pick up the 640 if at all possible. As games evolve in the near future, you're going to see textures becoming more detailed, and the extra memory is going to help. The 1440x900 is already a 'sitting on the fence' resolution for 256, and that's the old dx9 textures.

+640 in this corner.

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Old 30-05-07, 01:34 AM
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i've got a 640mb one with 1920x1200 and i'm happy with it

kicks the out of my 7800gt at 1280x1024 lol

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Old 30-05-07, 01:42 AM
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Another vote for the 640MB version. They overclock nicely aswell
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