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Just curious as to which one is better:
1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130082
2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150173
Do you think the XFX is worth it? with rebate?
Also, how much of an improvement will a 640mb version be??

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If you fill out your system specs, we can help you better. For example, knowing which monitor you have and the resolution you'll be running will go a long way in helping decide between a 320 or 640. My personal opinion says EVGA>XFX, but both are great companies. Also, in general 640 is going to be better and right now, its a steal. With DX10 coming and screen resolutions of 1680x1050 or greater, I would recommend looking at the 640MB (esp if you dont plan to go SLI, in which case 2 x 320 cards may be a better way to go).
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i would say go with the 640mb version as it will give improvements at high resolutions however if you don't game at 1680x1050 then the 320mb is just as good.

I game at 1680x1050 and i'm very pleased with my performance.

If you can afford the 640mb get it. you wont see any difference between it and the 320mb untill you game at high resolutions though.

And about SLI, if you are in the future planning that i would def. recommend the 640mb version, as you would still only have 320mb available even in SLI if you went with the 320mb, so at high resolutions you will still be lacking the memory to use.

But out of those two i would go for the Evga as you can oc it yourself and as you raise the memory clock and the core clock your shader clock automatically gets raised.
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The XFX card is pre-overclocked whilst the EVGA is not. Though I really don't think that the XFX is worth the extra money as you can very simply overclock the card yourself. In a nutshell, go for the cheaper EVGA out of those two cards.
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I'd go EVGA for the step up program alone, I believe they offer a lifetime warranty on all their cards as well.
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The XFX is OC'ed to 580/1800 as well as having a shader clock of 1500 compared to 1188 of the EVGA. I just bought the XFX card, but Newegg just raised the price, and the promotion just ran out, so the reason I bought it was it was actually $20+ cheaper than the EVGA. If it weren't, I would have probably went for the EVGA and OC'ed it myself.

And as everyone else says, performance of the 320vs640 is near identical until you get into the 1600's or 1900's resolution. If you still game at lower resolutions, 320 should be sufficient.

Either way, both are good cards with good perks. EVGA has its step up + lifetime warranty, and XFX has it's double life time warranty.
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