Originally Posted by mentholmoose
Care to find some proof? I've never seen a benchmark show them perform noticeably different at 1680x1050. I've always seen them perform within one percent of each other. Also, I did mean the 640MB 8800GTS, not the 320, because, yes, the 320MB would perform noticeably worse than the GTX.
At 1280x1024 they're fairly even, but once you go higher than that they start to space themselves out.
Originally Posted by Fkyx
Thanks. If I can fit those changes into the budget, I'll go with them. But I'm expecting to make this purchase this week, and I don't see prices or deals popping up in that time span.
What exactly would the difference be in getting the eVGA card? Is it mostly a reliability issue or would the eVGA card actually perform better? If it's not a real big improvement, I think I'll stick with the PNY card because, in the end, I have to adhere to my budget.
eVGA has a lifetime warranty so if anything ever happens with the card, they will replace it.
They have amazing customer support.
They also have their step-up program, which you most likely won't use, but within 90 days of the purchase of your video card, you can step-up to a higher model and simply pay the difference to eVGA instead of having to sell and buy new cards.
The lifetime warranty would certainly be nice, PNY only has a 1 year warranty and 2 if you register your video card.
One last thing, eVGA seems to put out better overclocks for some reason.
EDIT: This eVGA 8800GTX is $13 cheaper than the PNY one after a $30 MIR.