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I can get the 8800GTS 640mb for $350 or the 8800GTX 768mb for $487.

Is the GTX really worth the extra $137?
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Well you can get the 640Mb and overlclock it to around the same amount as the GTX but if you can afford the GTX then go for it
 
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It just seems like I'd be paying a premium to have the top card when the one just under it would do the same job in the long run.
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They'll make the same things happen. One will have an extra amount of buffering RAM. It's all in the eye of the beholder. They'll both run fantastically in SLi mode. So, take your pick, 300 bucks less in the long run, or 300 bucks more?
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It just seems like I'd be paying a premium to have the top card when the one just under it would do the same job in the long run.
Wrong. In the long run, the GTX will outperform the GTS by great margins. In the short term, though, there won't be much benefit in choosing the GTX over the GTS. There just aren't enough games on the market yet to really challenge the GTX.
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Wrong. In the long run, the GTX will outperform the GTS by great margins. In the short term, though, there won't be much benefit in choosing the GTX over the GTS. There just aren't enough games on the market yet to really challenge the GTX.
I'm not sure about that, but the "patched" dx10 games tear through the GTS's. Not sure how they perform on a GTX. I'm hoping for GTS owners everywhere that native DX10 runs a heck of a lot better.
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qft. i think they're both a little overkill right now. the new batch of games coming out this Fall and Winter should shed some light on what we'll need to play games over the next couple years.

but if you have to ask, i'd say you're more of a GTS kinda guy.
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I think the GTS 640MB is more than enough to be honest. I'm just greedy lol
 
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post #9 of 30
GTX has more stream processors so even if you get to GTX speeds the GTX will be faster. I say save some dough get the GTS 640.
What resolution are you planning on play at?

I got the GTX because I got the Dell 24" only reason you see me with this monster.
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but if you have to ask, i'd say you're more of a GTS kinda guy.
Aye. If you aren't sure in the first place what to get, the GTS is always the best choice.
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