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Poll Results: Which one will u choose

 
  • 48% (36)
    8800GTS 640
  • 52% (39)
    8800GTS 320
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post #21 of 37
Dont spend big bucks on anything now and get the 320. Something better will be coming in november so save your money for that or use a step up program. By the time DX10 games come into full swing then the video cards that will be out will be making the 8000 series look outdated. I wouldnt worry about future proof because lets face it future proof and computers doesnt really work. I have yet to see any benchmarks showing the 640mb version doing much better than the 320 even at high resolutions. But Im open if somebody has something to add.
    
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post #22 of 37
I love to run large oblivion texture mod packs (like Qarl's Pack III), so I would personally go with the 640.
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post #23 of 37
Personally, I'm going to wait for the first of the true DX10 apps to arrive, then see how the benches between the 320 and 640 compare. If the 320 still holds up well, I'll go with it. If there is a real benefit, I'll get the extra vRAM.

If there is a better product out on the market at that time that falls in the sweet spot, I'll go for it instead, say.....8900GT(S)?

For the games I've been playing, I dont' need anything better than my 7900GT.
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post #24 of 37
For RTS games I would say the 640mb. My card averages around 30fps with everything enabled and maxed out on Company of Heroes at 1680x1050. BF2, I average around 85 FPS with everything maxed. I think at this particular moment, this (320mb) is the card to get. I just don't see the logic in going with the 640. If your going to spend an extra $100 and obtain a marginal increase, you mind as well spend another $100 and get a big increase with a GTX. I know everyone says that the 640 will be the better choice with DX10, but in reality, the 320mb and the 640mb will both probably be insufficient. I do hate the fact that when I look at my card, I can see the missing memory.
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post #25 of 37
640 gets my vote.
    
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post #26 of 37
It isn't worth the additional $80 - $90. I bet both will be sub-par in after launch DX 10 titles, anways.

Try playing Oblivion on a 128mb 9600xt...then try playing it on a 256mb 9600xt. Both will run it like crap.
    
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post #27 of 37
640 if your at the high resolutions, and the extra ram will help on the future games and we haven't seen a real DX10 game yet so lets hold judgment
post #28 of 37
640, of course

The newer DX10 games to be released will have immeasurable amounts of textures. You will need all the vram you can get.
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post #29 of 37
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
640MB. More future proof for games using larger texture packs that will utilize the extra memory.
Going to have to go with enterprise here. Maybe you dont need that 640 now but you will especially before the next upgrade.
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post #30 of 37
As it may have been said already, the 320Mb version is one to consider when taking the price/performance ratio into consideration. $280 bucks and you can achieve a 3DMark06 score of up to 12k, as I did. The only thing that will hold it back is when dealing with high resolution (above 1600x1050), and using in-game options that use higher amounts of video memory (like FSAA and Anisotropic Filtering above 4x each and HDR). It is a great video card, but I suggest going a little higher if you plan on buying right now or in the near future. Go for a GTX, this way you get more of a return when you go to sell it when moving to the 8900.

I plan on selling my GTX in about a month after having it, and then buying an Ultra. This way, when I go to sell the Ultra, I get a higher return when going for the 8900. Go with eVGA, as they seem to retain their value better than the XFX cards.
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