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lol who oc's with stock coolers (Unless they want to cook stuff with their graphics card)
Uhh, me...

around 67C load.
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The 8800GTS actually has a nice stock cooler, I get great temps at 756/2000. Just have to remember to set the fan speed in Rivatuner. I went with a 8800GTS and I couldn't be happier.
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I'd agree as well. I owned a pair of GTX in SLI and my set of GT at stock bench faster so the GTS will be 10-15% on top of that.
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I know i am too. I haven't sent in my G80 yet (i just sent payment today)


i just completed the same step up!
    
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Yes, 8800GTS 512MB is a great card. I run mine on water now just to quiet it down, but I actually got slightly better overclocks when it had it's original stock air cooler.

Best 3DMark06 on air = 15690
Best 3DMark06 on water = 15611

Not that big a difference really, but with stock the memory was cooled better I think.
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post #26 of 51
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I don't plan to overclock the GPU. I don't have time to invest in testing. Not with 2 kids running around. Any spare moment I have, I rather be gaming.

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post #27 of 51
The 8800GTX is a better card. Unless you see 3DMark06 as a game then the new cards aren't really that great.

I've owned a G92 GTS for just about a month and frankly I wasn't impressed. It gave higher overclocks and higher average FPS, but it also made me realized that FPS isn't always the key. I've seen sudden stutters and heavy fluctuation in FPS compared to the GTX. I'd rather have a lower but much more stable FPS than higher FPS that isn't as constant. This is something people who never owned both card can't tell you.

Here's how I see it:
G92 GTS = Corvette C6 Z06
8800GTX = Aston Martin DB9
3DMark06 = race track
Games = public roads

For an everyday car on public roads, I'd much rather have the more comfortable DB9 than a Z06 that performs good on the track but would break my back on the roads on top of the worst Bose sound system.

3DMark is never an accurate test on how a card performs in actual games. The stability of the FPS is most noticeable in Source. With Vsync enabled I've limited my max FPS to 60 to eliminate screen tearing, and with the GTX I get very stable 60 that dips down to 50 sometimes while the GTS would get me 60 most of the time and dips down to 20-30 for a few seconds when there's a good amount of actions going on. In case you wonder, I only game at 1680x1050.
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post #28 of 51
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Yes, 8800GTS 512MB is a great card. I run mine on water now just to quiet it down, but I actually got slightly better overclocks when it had it's original stock air cooler.

Best 3DMark06 on air = 15690
Best 3DMark06 on water = 15611

Not that big a difference really, but with stock the memory was cooled better I think.
Nevermind, I beat my old score today. 15851 now. 16,000 will be tough to get to though.
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post #29 of 51
GTS...better and lower power consumption.
post #30 of 51
GTS is not a better card. Period. Especially running on the resolution he will be running. Go with the GTX. Nuclear's post is spot on.
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