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post #1 of 22
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Hey guys

Im having trouble deciding on which card to get

GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB DDR3

Or

XFX GeForce 8800GT 512MB DDR3 PCIE Dual DVI XXX

What do you think i should go for?

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8800GT without a doubt. MUCH better performance.

The 8800GTS 320MB is based on the older G80 core, while the 8800GT is based on the newer G92 core. That's a world of difference.
    
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yessir either that or a 4850 they have been getting cheaper by the min
    
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post #4 of 22
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Hmmm really?

Also what 8800gt to get like make and stuff there are so many lol

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post #5 of 22
I would go for the GT. The 320MB GTS should be good for resolutions under 1280x1024 and the GT should perform better at higher resolutions.
post #6 of 22
Stick to Evga, XFX, and BFG Tech since they have some of the best warranties in the business.
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One last thing, i see two different xfx 8800gt's with different heatsink which one is the new heatsink the thin one?
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The single slot cooling is usually the older of the two, dual slot cooling is usually added some time after the initial launch of the card. For example, the XFX that has a Zalman fan is newer than the single slot cooler with a dog's face on it. (alpha dog)
post #9 of 22
Go with the 8800GT. eVGA or XFX are going to be the better brands to buy because their warranties are the best in the business. I would personally go with a 4850 if you've got a few more bucks to tack on because they'll run circles around all the current nVidia cards.

As far as the last question you asked, there's multiple different versions. The one I think you might be talking about is the Zalman Edition. It's going to be the better heatsink of all the the 3 or 4 different versions they have as far as stock cooling goes. But remember, you can always replace the stock cooler or turn it up to 100% fan speed.
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post #10 of 22
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Hmmmm sorry but i just saw this

ASUS 8800GTS 512MB DDR3 -- is this still the old core?
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