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I am going to RMA my 7800GT and hopefully sell it. I want to get a G80 and I was thinking I will probably buy a G90 at the end of the year or next year. So now I was thinking of getting a 8600GTS just to last this year, otherwise I was thinking of getting a 8800GTS 320mb and keeping it for a while. My concern is if I bought the 8800GTS 320mb would it play Crysis? I am really looking forward to that game, and I don't want to buy another graphics card this year. So would it be better to get the 8800GTS 320mb and pay around $280 or bite the bullet and step it up even more to the 640mb and spend around $380 or is the best idea to buy a 8600GT or GTS and spend under $200. Then buy a G90 around Thanksgiving or New Years?
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Well, that's an easy one. 8800GTS. It'll last you a good long while i'm sure.
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Either get the 8800GTS 640MB or the 8800GTX 768MB. The 320MB has way too many bottlenecks

8600GTS is crap IMO
    
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My concern is if I bought the 8800GTS 320mb would it play Crysis?
Who knows. All the DX10 cards and demos are crap. SLI GTX can barely run the DX10 demos with good frame rates. DX10 cards = Kickass DX9 card. I would save the money and wait until all of the DX10 development matures.
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How's the 320 bottleneck?
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Well would my system work with the 8800GTS 640mb like my power supply. Because I am turning 16 in a month so I had quit my other job because of low pay and I will try to get a job at target on August 7th(Bday) because when I am 16 I can get more $$. So I don't want to have to buy a new power supply also, because I am going to be ditching my water cooling and buying a tuniq tower,soundcard,and a new case. So those all together will cost around $200 and I am short on cash.
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320MB has restrictions (Like running Widescreen or Dual Monitors)

Read some of the reviews for the 320MB on Newegg
    
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Honestly, it's your decision on whether you think it's worth it to save the money and get something better in the future. The only issue with that is that better dx10 cards could be a few months away.
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Originally Posted by mth91 View Post
Honestly, it's your decision on whether you think it's worth it to save the money and get something better in the future. The only issue with that is that better dx10 cards could be a few months away.
I've not run any of the DX10 demos 'coz I'm using XP but if what everyone is saying is true I hope they "Patch" DX10 because if they really expect us buyers of the 8800GTX to pay another $600 for the 8900 or whatever I'll cut myself

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8800GTS. I would just get the 320mb version. I have a widescreen monitor and no issues there, I have ran dual monitors and had no issues there. As a matter of fact I run every game I own maxed out and no issues there.

If you have the extra money then get the 640mb version. But I don't think its needed. Really depends on what resolution you run on your monitor. Higher than say 1440x900 for a widescreen or 1280x1024 for a normal screen, then get the 640mb version. At those resolutions and lower the 320mb will do fine.

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