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I'm sure there are a lot of threads about 8800GTS vs. 8800GTX. But I haven't found one that answers my question. Would an overclocked 8800GTS 320MB beat a stock clock 8800GTX? I only run my games at 1024x768 and I don't plan to replace my monitor for a few years anyway. And I mean overclocked to the max.
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I am pretty sure that no matter how far you overclock an 8800GTS 320 you won't break the 8800GTX 768 barrier.

Although, almost every game now is fully maxed with the 320 so a GTX is almost redundant, but don't hold me to that, it still is the best gfx card out there (pardon the ultra).
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Would it be pretty close? I'm just looking for something that will hold me off for a year and a half to two years.
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I am pretty sure that no matter how far you overclock an 8800GTS 320 you won't break the 8800GTX 768 barrier.

Although, almost every game now is fully maxed with the 320 so a GTX is almost redundant, but don't hold me to that, it still is the best gfx card out there (pardon the ultra).
I'm fairly sure my card OC'ed will give any stock GTX a run for its money.


If your only going to be running at 1280x1024, a GTX would be pointless. Even my 320 can cope with 1680x1050 with all the eye candy on just fine.
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You wouldn't reap the benefits of the GTX at that resolution no matter what you did, pretty much. Going from 1024x768 up to 1680x1050 would more than double the pixels, which is where the GTX speed would come in to play.

Just get the GTS I would definitely say.
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I'm fairly sure my card OC'ed will give any stock GTX a run for its money.


If your only going to be running at 1280x1024, a GTX would be pointless. Even my 320 can cope with 1680x1050 with all the eye candy on just fine.
I'm running at 1024x768 not 1280x1024. So that should be even better performance-wise. Thanks for the info. Nevermind, skeegle already answered. At my res i'll probly be able to run crysis at ultra high maybe just high with the build in my sig.
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The GTX would be better for larger resolutions and since you only play at 1024x768 there is really no need.

Granted that the GTX is pretty much the most powerful card in the market you will notice better framerates, but I wouldn't pay double for the extra fps.

If you do buy the 320mb and aren't happy with it you can always use the Step-Up program granted you buy an EVGA card.
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I'm sure there are a lot of threads about 8800GTS vs. 8800GTX. But I haven't found one that answers my question. Would an overclocked 8800GTS 320MB beat a stock clock 8800GTX? I only run my games at 1024x768 and I don't plan to replace my monitor for a few years anyway. And I mean overclocked to the max.
is that a serious question?
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I'm running at 1024x768 not 1280x1024. So that should be even better performance-wise. Thanks for the info. So I guess gtx's are really just needed if you have a high resolution?
If your at 1024x768, most definitely get the 320. The 320 could run any game at any settings with that resolution no problem.

My rig can score over 11k 3dmark, which should suite anybody fine
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is that a serious question?
Yeah.
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