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I have an 8800GTS 640Mb with a Thermalright HR-03 cooler. The card clocks to 650/1900 (never tried to push the memory though) and I would feel like I was ripping someone off if I was to sell it for more then $165 shipped!

For $200, pick up a nice 8800GT.

2nd edit: trueg50 just posted the same thing:

edit: Please check here for eVGA B-stock cards. The 8800GT is the same price as the 8800GTS 640Mb. They are both $179.
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http://www.evga.com/products/bstock.asp

You can find some nice items there.
    
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Yah, saw that last night. I see two diff 8800GT 512MB cards @ same price and two diff 8800GTS 640MB cards (one has black PCB)? What are the differences? Wow, this is confusing.
    
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I know it's quite a bit more, but the 8800GTX is what I'd go with. I have the exact card you're looking at, an eVGA 8800GTS 640MB, the first one I got was DOA. Got a new one, threw a water block on it. Worked well, but my FPS are nearly doubled with my GTX. Now, with either of them, you ABSOLUTELY NEED an after-market cooler, they both run extremely hot. The 8800GTS will get up to about 80C, the GTX about 85C.

If you don't have the spare cash, it's a solid card for sure. You may want to look up 2 9600GT's on SLi if your mobo supports it. I haven't tried it, but I've heard that card works spectacular on SLi.
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post #15 of 29
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Not sure how 8800GT would perform vs 8800GTS overclocked to GT clocks. I mean GT has more shaders but less ROPs(raw power, 20 vs. 16) so I think a (G80)GTS @ GT clocks would outperfom it in non-shader intensive games. That black PCB 8800GTS looks nice, maybe some sort of OC model?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shaman View Post
Not sure how 8800GT would perform vs 8800GTS overclocked to GT clocks. I mean GT has more shaders but less ROPs(raw power, 20 vs. 16) so I think a (G80)GTS @ GT clocks would outperfom it in non-shader intensive games. That black PCB 8800GTS looks nice, maybe some sort of OC model?
No, the 8800GT will beat it hands down.

The 640 may beat it in ultra high-res area's but overall the 8800GT will just about always win.
    
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post #17 of 29
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No, the 8800GT will beat it hands down.

The 640 may beat it in ultra high-res area's but overall the 8800GT will just about always win.
This is so true. To me it wasnt worth upgradeing or anything, but the 8800GT does beat the GTS 640Mb.
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I've been looking for 8800GT 512MB vs. (G80)8800GTS 640MB @ GT clocks benches for days now. All I found yesterday were some random posts by some guy on some UK based forum, where he posted some Crysis scores he got with his 8800GT and 8800GTS @ same clocks, and 8800GTS was 5% behind. Which is not bad considering the shading power advantag GT has.
    
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Quote:
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I've been looking for 8800GT 512MB vs. (G80)8800GTS 640MB @ GT clocks benches for days now. All I found yesterday were some random posts by some guy on some UK based forum, where he posted some Crysis scores he got with his 8800GT and 8800GTS @ same clocks, and 8800GTS was 5% behind. Which is not bad considering the shading power advantag GT has.
Trust us (OCN members) on this, the 8800GT is a way better buy.
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The 8800GT is better.
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