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What are the differences between them that make the GTX so much better. How much further behind in performance is the GTS compared to the GTX?
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The GTX has 25% more shaders (128 vs 96) and has more memory (768mb vs 640/320mb). The GTS is a better deal, especially the 320mb version, but the GTX is the best overall.
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Why does the 8800 GTX have 2 SLI connectors?
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Also, the 8800 GTS has a 320-bit memory interface while the GTX has a 384-bit memory interface, which allows for higher throughput. That, and what Namrac said are really the only diffrences aside from physical differences (ie, GTX is longer and requires two 6pin PCI-E's per card versus one for the GTS).

THE GTX has two sli connectors for the yet to be released SLI "2.0" which will utilize three cards in SLI, two for rendering video, and one for physics. That way all three cards can be bridged together.
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Ok well lets talk gaming. If say I can run FEAR (no DX10 games yet) at 65 FPS with a GTX (probably higher i dunno), what would I get with a GTS? Although fear isn't the most graphics intensive game anymore.. This might not make a difference because the 8800 series is so beastly..
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Ok well lets talk gaming. If say I can run FEAR (no DX10 games yet) at 65 FPS with a GTX (probably higher i dunno), what would I get with a GTS? Although fear isn't the most graphics intensive game anymore.. This might not make a difference because the 8800 series is so beastly..
You will def be able to run FEAR alot higher then 65fps with the GTX. The GTS (mine) can do over 100fps in spots and i only have a gig of ram, and its the 320mb card. FEAR would be nothing to a GTX.

FEAR is actually still a pretty intensive game.....although its not the best anymore, it still takes a good rig to run it with all the extras.
    
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I like to think of the gtx like this, its a

8800gts+8600gts=8800gtx
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