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I was wondering if anyone or any websites have tried the 9600gt with 1gb ddr3? I read somewhere that there was a memory bottleneck with those cards and was wondering if the extra 512mb was just a gimmick.
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Yes, it's just a gimmick. Because it's still on the 256mb bus, it doesn't take as much of an advantage of the 1gb. That and no games to date use 1gb of graphics memory. (yet) So just put that extra cash into getting a GT or GTS G92.
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Rather than buying that card, get the 8800GT 512MB.
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Yes, it's just a gimmick. Because it's still on the 256mb bus, it doesn't take as much of an advantage of the 1gb. That and no games to date use 1gb of graphics memory. (yet) So just put that extra cash into getting a GT or GTS G92.
ok, thanks. I thought that it was odd to see 1gb on a 9600 series. I would expect it on any 9800 though.

Now I just have to decide on whether or not to get 2 9600gt's or 88oogt's or 8800gtx or I guess im still unsure.
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ok, thanks. I thought that it was odd to see 1gb on a 9600 series. I would expect it on any 9800 though.

Now I just have to decide on whether or not to get 2 9600gt's or 88oogt's or 8800gtx or I guess im still unsure.
Depends on screen size and resolution.

9600 GT, and 8800 GT work better at lower resolution, while the 8800GTX will destory the 9600, and 8800GT at higher resolutions.

Also if money is an issue, you can get the 9600GT for as low as $150, SLI for $300, or less.
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You're on a 22" so I say go for the GTS 512mb.
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I am a fan of SLI so i would proably get 2 of whatever. I would want it to run at 1080i/p resolution on an HD TV eventually so right now I am leaning towards higer resolution cards. If I save a little more I think I will go with 2 8800gts cards.
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I am a fan of SLI so i would proably get 2 of whatever. I would want it to run at 1080i/p resolution on an HD TV eventually so right now I am leaning towards higer resolution cards. If I save a little more I think I will go with 2 8800gts cards.
Make sure to get the ones with the (g92) cores!

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Make sure to get the ones with the (g92) cores!

Well that is obvious...

thanks for everyone's input! +rep
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