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OK I am thinking of picking up a 8800GTS soon and have been really looking at the 320mb versions but I don't know if I actually need the extra 320mb of vram on the 640mb version..give me your opinions PLZ...oh yeah I game on a 20.1" Dell E207WFP @ 1680x1050
    
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I would go with the 640MB because DirectX 10 games will eat up ram, even at 1280x1024. I would go with the eVGA e-GeForce 8800GTS 640MB Graphics Card and overclock it to Superclocked speeds.
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I have the 320mb and it's fine...plays oblivion on high no problem, and lost planet too.
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Get the sameone as me, EVGA 8800GTS 320mb version on newegg for 259.99 after mail in rebate. As the drivers start to mature, the small performance gap between both cards gets even smaller and smaller
    
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well its almost the same difference as the 7900gt 256mb and the 7950gt 512mb ....pretty much the same deal......
    
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uhh no. gts 320 and 640 have almost identical performance aeven at high resolution. my 7950gt 512 pwns my friends 7900gt 256. like 1500 3dmarks difference in 3dmark06.

go for the 320, its alot cheaper and performance is the same
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There was a post here in this site that had said that drivers were to blame for the poor performance for the 320's. I had the 320's SLI and kicked butt till 1 died. So for the same price I got my GTX but the 320's were great...But if you are only getting 1 I would go for the 640.
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Seriously tho dude. If you have the money for the 640mb why not get it? It's just nice to know you have that extra video ram.
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By the time DX10 comes around (real DX10 games), both the 320 and 640 might be obsolete. As of now, no one can really predict how any of the cards will perform. But if you want to look at the information that we have now, there are a whole lot of benchmarks that you can check out. In some games, they are pretty much equal regardless of resolution (~5fps difference), and then some where the 640MB really pulls ahead. Was it worth an extra $125+ ($225 vs $365 - obvious choice) for me? Nope, which is why I opted for the 320MB.

But then again, at you res, it is just about the borderline when the 320MB starts to lose ground to the 640MB. Most say up to 1680 is safe, but I don't know since I never tried it. Just from looking at all the benchmarks and reviews.
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Get the 640, you'll be gaming at a high resolution and newer games will need the extra memory. But with current games you won't see much difference.
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