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on newegg.com the 8800 gts is only 140 dollars, but it is 320 bit, and 8800gt is 200 dollars and 512 bit. why is there such a difference. it is probably because of the bit thing, but i dont understand the bits.

Please explain!!!
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on newegg.com the 8800 gts is only 140 dollars, but it is 320 bit, and 8800gt is 200 dollars and 512 bit. why is there such a difference. it is probably because of the bit thing, but i dont understand the bits.

Please explain!!!
The 8800gt is a newer g92 core, and is much better than the old, g80 core in the 8800gts 320/640mb. And to explain the bit, it's the memory bandwidth. A card can normally take full advantage of twice as many mb of vram as it's bit.
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G80 vs G92. G92 is better by far. Look at the 8800GTS 512mb (G92).
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thank you for the info. i was wondering why a gts would be cheaper. I may have to wait until fall to buy a new graphic card though, i can stick with the 8600gt for now lol
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I would go for the newer G92 but the older G80 should not be played down so much. It is still a very very good performer and especially at the price you quoted.
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thank you for the info. i was wondering why a gts would be cheaper. I may have to wait until fall to buy a new graphic card though, i can stick with the 8600gt for now lol
Ya, it's an older core revision, therefore cheaper. The 8800gt is an amazing card. You might wanna look into an aftermarket cooler like the duorb because the single slot stock cooling is junk.
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Look here to compare cards of your choice --> http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards....=544&card2=475
 
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If you can spare some extra $$ the 8800 GTS G92 is the best bet.
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It is G80 8800GTS 320 vs. G92 8800GT 512. Here is the whole 8 series roundup.

http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=710

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