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Okay so here are the 2 graphics cards I have:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500006

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143187

I was wondering which one would be faster because the 8800GT has a lot faster Core Clock, Shader, and Memory Clock but it has half the video RAM. What do you think would be the best bet? Think it would be better to just OC the 9800 a little and call it good? I ask because I've been playing Crysis 2 on one of my spare computers and it starts to lag even when the GPU usage is at 40-50% bu the VRAM usage is at 508MB used, so I'm guessing that's holding it back.
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The 1GB card would be better. Also, what CPU are you using in the spare computer?

EDIT: Only thing is that you won't get any warranty from BFG
Edited by B7ADE - 3/11/12 at 11:25pm
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It's a tough call. The 512MB 8800GT and 9800GT are the same cards. The 9800GT you're referring to has more VRAM but won't OC like the 8800GT because it's the "Green Edition" and has not 4 pin power connector. The 8800 is the more powerful card but it only has half the VRAM but it will OC better.
    
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The 1GB card would be better. Also, what CPU are you using in the spare computer?
EDIT: Only thing is that you won't get any warranty from BFG

Cool. Believe it or not, a 3.4GHz Pentium 4. I know it's not the bottleneck because it averages 65% usage and I played it with a 4870 on another computer with a P4 and it didn't lag at all. And It's got 3GB RAM
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Honestly...the amount of VRAM is kind of moot with those cards. Not really powerful enough to really benefit from the extra ram.

I'd rather go with the 8800.
 
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I say run benchmark with the rig your going to be using it in and then make the determination from there.
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