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i have a 7950GT, it's really awesome. It plays every came i have on max res of my monitor with all options maxxed.

Awesome is subjective
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Right now, I believe the best price/performance point is actually the 8800GTS 640MB (ok, if you're lucky like me )

The card I have overclocks like nuts (675 core / 2210 mem) and I get a hair over 12k in 3DMark06 (with an E6600 at almost 3.6GHz).

I would say that's pretty impressive.

However, if you're choosing between the 8800GTX and the 2900XT, the 8800GTX is your pick. Note that the 2900XT 512MB is NOT meant to compete with the 8800GTX, but with the 8800GTS. The 2900XT 1024MB is the competitor for the 8800GTX/Ultra, but that one isn't out yet.

I'd get the 8800GTX. Best card you can get. (or gamble and hope you're lucky like I am )
    
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Thread Starter 
does 128bit memory and 256bit memory make a big difference?
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OMG do not buy an 8800GTX Ultra. I would say for now (with the current drivers) the 8800GTX is better, however if you're comparing SLI or Crossfire with the respective cards then th e 2900XTs may take the cake. The 2900XTs scale better with two (compared to the GTXs)
Again, DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY on the Ultra...
Also what Chozort said, he's the man. The GTS 640 Mb is pretty impressive. I'd say get two of those instead of one GTX. You obviously have a decent sum of $$ if you're considering the ludicrously overpriced Ultra.
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heck yes. You want AT LEAST 256bit memory interface if you're a serious gamer.

However, even the 8800GTS already has a 320bit memory interface, while the 8800GTX has a 384bit memory interface and the 2900XT a 512bit interface.

That might be the only advantage of the 2900XT, but other aspecs of it keep it down compared to the 8800GTX.
    
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post #36 of 42
The Ultra is a waste of money. The GTX is better than the 2900XT because it uses less power and has higher benchmark scores most of the time.

But the GTX is really a waste, too. I would say get the 640MB GTS, as it's plenty powerful, probably a bit overkill for DX9 gaming, but DX10 may be different story. The GTX is just for rich people who live for benchmark scores. The GTS is for gamers who just wanna play DX10 at decent framerates once it comes out.
    
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does 128bit memory and 256bit memory make a big difference?
Yes, don't get 128 bit, it can't handle AA and AF anything close to a 256-bit + interface.
    
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post #38 of 42
i have 128 bit interface.

Its ok until the aa comes
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post #39 of 42
8800gtx and not a 8800ultra, your dumb if u buy the ultra version. but id say go for the 8800gts640 instead, a bit more worth the money...damn iampoor, i see that you are poor look at your comp, not even a celeron or athlon xp
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Right now, I believe the best price/performance point is actually the 8800GTS 640MB (ok, if you're lucky like me )

The card I have overclocks like nuts (675 core / 2210 mem) and I get a hair over 12k in 3DMark06 (with an E6600 at almost 3.6GHz).

I would say that's pretty impressive.

However, if you're choosing between the 8800GTX and the 2900XT, the 8800GTX is your pick. Note that the 2900XT 512MB is NOT meant to compete with the 8800GTX, but with the 8800GTS. The 2900XT 1024MB is the competitor for the 8800GTX/Ultra, but that one isn't out yet.

I'd get the 8800GTX. Best card you can get. (or gamble and hope you're lucky like I am )
Listen to Chozart. He knows exactly what he's talking about.
    
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