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i was reading an article about the performance in gaming between the two and surprisingly the 8800GTS was out performing the GTX. This does not make sense to me because the GTX has 756mb rather than the GTS's 512mb. Is this because of the GTS's higher clock speed?
I'm looking to go SLI with either of these, should i go SLI GTX if i have the money or just go with the two GTS's cause no game should need that much. I'm looking to play age of conan on very high with no problems by the way.
Thanks for the help
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I'd say 2 8800GTS 512Mb and overclock them

An overclocked 8800GTS can compete/do better than a GTX @ Stock speeds
    
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The GTS has a newer core (G92) while the GTX has the older core (G80). Thats why.
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i was reading an article about the performance in gaming between the two and surprisingly the 8800GTS was out performing the GTX. This does not make sense to me because the GTX has 756mb rather than the GTS's 512mb. Is this because of the GTS's higher clock speed?
I'm looking to go SLI with either of these, should i go SLI GTX if i have the money or just go with the two GTS's cause no game should need that much. I'm looking to play age of conan on very high with no problems by the way.
Thanks for the help
What res do you play at?

Unless you can get the GTX's cheap, get the GTS's.
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What res do you play at?

Unless you can get the GTX's cheap, get the GTS's.
QFT, also, if you plan on SLI GTXs, you need a 750watt PSU with over 60amps. For GTS SLI, all you need is a 650watt with 40amps.
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What res do you play at?

Unless you can get the GTX's cheap, get the GTS's.
i play with a widescreen. 1920x1200
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post #7 of 10
The reason GTS G92 cards are faster is due to much higher clocks than a stock GTX. OC a GTX to the speeds of a G92 and it would be a different story altogether. But unfortunately you cannot get the clocks a G92 is capable of on a GTX.
 
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i am using my computer purely for gaming.
so you guys are saying for gaming the better clock speeds will give better results than 50% more memory?
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i am using my computer purely for gaming.
so you guys are saying for gaming the better clock speeds will give better results than 50% more memory?
In all honesty, 768MB on a GTX isn't really used anyhow. Hence why G92's do so well with 512MB.
 
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post #10 of 10
G92 GTS is low as $230. The cheapest GTX is around $310. So, I would go G2 GTS sli unless you have a 30" monitor.
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