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8800GT Akimbo or 8800GTS (g92)

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as thread title says, my 8600GT is coming to the end of its service

8800GT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130335

8800GTS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130325
    
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post #2 of 38
g92 GTS, definitely
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post #3 of 38
GTS ftw.
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post #4 of 38
The G92 8800GTS will perform much better than the GT w/1gb of ram. The 1gb of ram will sometimes become a hindrance on a 256-bit bus. Plus the extra 16 shaders will come into extra use, especially with a 19" LCD.
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hmm, has anyone had any experience with the Akimbo's?
    
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post #6 of 38
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Originally Posted by Armadi110 View Post
hmm, has anyone had any experience with the Akimbo's?
I will be buying a AKIMBO cooler for my GT, since I already own a GT. Keep posted in the new future for a huge thread with tons of pix!
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post #7 of 38
How loud is the Akimbo?

It looks like the other stock nvidia dual slot coolers and looks like it suffers from the same jet engine sound.
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post #8 of 38
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it looks to be the same fan as most dual slot coolers although it has heatsinks on both sides of the card

also they are both 512mb, the akimbo has higher stock clockspeeds but the GTs has more SP's
    
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post #9 of 38
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Originally Posted by Armadi110 View Post
it looks to be the same fan as most dual slot coolers although it has heatsinks on both sides of the card

also they are both 512mb, the akimbo has higher stock clockspeeds but the GTs has more SP's
Oh....didnt see that.....still the GTS will do you better. If I had to do this over again..I would have went with the GTS myself.
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post #10 of 38
Yeah... I never understood why somebody would buy the Akimbo after buying the 8800GT with stock cooler.

For the same price, you could get a better cooler that's more quieter and (will most likely) be reusable for next gen cards.
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