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Poll Results: Which one will u choose

 
  • 48% (36)
    8800GTS 640
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    8800GTS 320
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post #11 of 37
640mb for me, 1680x1050, heavy AA/AF, Ultra everything = an exploding 320
post #12 of 37
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Originally Posted by Regz View Post
640mb for me, 1680x1050, heavy AA/AF, Ultra everything = an exploding 320
640 version is just overrated
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post #13 of 37
Track Mania Nations, is a good exampel why you should go 640 mb. Is uses 300+ mb Vram on max. And BTW its free. Imagine how future dx 10 games will use Vram.
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post #14 of 37
I'd take the 320MB one... because honestly, it IS a budget card... don't go high-end on the budget cards, go low-end on the high-end cards... such as the GTX.

The difference between a 320MB and 640MB of the GTS'es is worth as much as a GTX is to an Ultra.
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post #15 of 37
Depends on pricing. I didn't feel like spending over $140 more for a little more VRam. I would rather tone down AA/AF a bit to get better performance. If you don't have to have "max" settings all the time, or don't play crazy high resolution, for the most part, the cards perform equally (until 1900x1200 or so).

If I were to spend ~$360+ for a 640MB, I would have rather saved a bit more and get a GTX for a real performance increase, not a partial one for only a few games or monitors.
post #16 of 37
If your going to play High Resolution then get the 640Mb,But if your not going to play on really high resolution then go for the 320Mb
 
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post #17 of 37
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640MB. More future proof for games using larger texture packs that will utilize the extra memory.
Agreed, I'd probably go with the 640mb. Games like Crysis are going to need the extra RAM.
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post #18 of 37
I personally chose the 320 just because I don't think the 640 performs well enough to warrant the extra money. Both cards won't perform that well for the directx 10 games that are coming out, so I'd rather spend less now and be able to play all directx 9 games and then buy a better card a year or two down the road since I also have a 360 and Wii to play games.
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post #19 of 37
If I were to get one, I'd grab the 640MB model simply because I play games at 19x12, and that extra vRAM would be most applicable in my situation.
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post #20 of 37
320 FTW.

$100 bucks isn't worth 10-20 FPS on some huge ass monitor next year. Anyways, seeing the performance of the "DX10" games, you might as well go cheaper now and just get a DX10 card when the manufacturers know what they're doing.
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