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  • 29% (16)
    8800gt ($135)
  • 70% (38)
    8800gts (g92) ($170)
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post #11 of 29
I've owned both 8800gt in sli and now 8800gts.

the gts has a better cooling solution, faster stock clocks and tends to overclock like crazy (better than the 8800gt)
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post #12 of 29
GTS 512 for the above reasons
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post #13 of 29
GTS ftw!!
but i would recommend the EVGA or MSI builds in particular (look at the OC on my MSI 8800GTS...)
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post #14 of 29
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GTS ftw!!
but i would recommend the EVGA or MSI builds in particular (look at the OC on my MSI 8800GTS...)
No. Avoid MSI. Also, your card isn't better because it is MSI, they are all the same reference card, it all comes down to who has the better warranty and stuff.

I only recommend eVGA, XFX and BFG.
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post #15 of 29
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No. Avoid MSI. Also, your card isn't better because it is MSI, they are all the same reference card, it all comes down to who has the better warranty and stuff.

I only recommend eVGA, XFX and BFG.
Personally I just buy whtevers cheapest. If its going to go bang, it's most likely to do it within the first 15 minutes of usage! In which case the sellers 28 days gurantee has you covered. But if you're gonna be volt modding it and OC'ing the hell outta it, from what I've heard, EVGA is the way to go.
    
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post #16 of 29
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No. Avoid MSI. Also, your card isn't better because it is MSI, they are all the same reference card, it all comes down to who has the better warranty and stuff.

I only recommend eVGA, XFX and BFG.
of course some brands have a better cooler which you pay premium, or a few bucks more.

Seeing how videocards now a day run blistering hot, i can see em dying in 1-3 years of normal use. The warentees would be good if you want to use the cards for life but people usally upgrade their cards every year/ few months so i think the lifetime warentee is just eye catching bs. (goes for ram as well.)

I would go for the cheapest card possible, same cards if MSI is $130 and evga is $180, its a no brainer.
post #17 of 29
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Originally Posted by kevg73 View Post
okay i think im gonna upgrade my graphics card. ive narrowed my choices down to either the 8800gt or the 8800gts 512. ive found an 8800gt for $135 and an 8800gts 512 for $170. basically i just want to know if you guys think the price jump is worth the performance jump. which one would you buy?
The 8800gts is only a viable option if you had a bigger monitor and weren't planning on overclocking. But at 1280x1024 resolution the performance increase of the gts over the gt is negligible. However, the 8800gt is such a good overclocker that you can easily push it on par with the gts, even at higher resolutions.

I really don't understand how the gts is winning in the poll given the fact that you don't have a monitor to take advantage of the slight performance increase of the gts over the gt. As well as the fact that the 8800gt is an amazing overclocker, especially with an easy bios mod - see my sig rig.

The only reason to pick up a gts would be if you were never planning on overclocking the card and if you were planning on buying a bigger monitor in the near future. Otherwise, the choice is obvious - the 8800gt is the better bang for the buck.
    
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post #18 of 29
I struggled with this same situation. I just decided to get 2 G92 GTS's and be done with it. They will be here on Monday. Get the GTS's.
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post #19 of 29
Geforce 8800 GTS

Ordered one yesterday.

Can't wait to have my DEATHSTAR up and running.
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post #20 of 29
Quote:
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The 8800gts is only a viable option if you had a bigger monitor and weren't planning on overclocking. But at 1280x1024 resolution the performance increase of the gts over the gt is negligible. However, the 8800gt is such a good overclocker that you can easily push it on par with the gts, even at higher resolutions.

I really don't understand how the gts is winning in the poll given the fact that you don't have a monitor to take advantage of the slight performance increase of the gts over the gt. As well as the fact that the 8800gt is an amazing overclocker, especially with an easy bios mod - see my sig rig.

The only reason to pick up a gts would be if you were never planning on overclocking the card and if you were planning on buying a bigger monitor in the near future. Otherwise, the choice is obvious - the 8800gt is the better bang for the buck.

What are you talking about? The GT and GTS have the same amount of vram, so monitor size wont make a difference. And the GTS overclocks much better than a GT, meaning that you can push the slight performance gap into a huge one.
    
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