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Maverickman
11-09-07, 08:42 PM
If the 8800 GT is so much better than the 8800 GTS, why is it called 8800 "GT"? Also, we're going to be seeing a new and improved 8800 GTS. Why not call these newer cards 8900 GT and 8900 GTS? Maybe Nvidia does not want to call them 8900s because it would imply they are faster than the flagship 8900 GTS. Still, it's confusing for the consumer to have an 8800 GT and three versions of the 8800 GTS (also counting the 320MB GTS).

methimpikehoses
11-10-07, 01:08 AM
So people will buy the GTS 640 and 320.

Next question.

stncttr908
11-10-07, 01:14 AM
They are coming out with new versions of the GTS (some are out now, eVGA) which are faster than the GT, so I guess that's their logic. Of course it spurs more confusion between the GTS cards and the G80 vs. G92, etc. Oh well, at least most of us here can be confident that we're educated consumers.

crainger
11-10-07, 02:16 AM
:wonder:

mythy
11-10-07, 02:26 AM
^ Dude.. Have you been drinking tonight? :p You keep posting that in soo many threads :)

crainger
11-10-07, 03:06 AM
^ Dude.. Have you been drinking tonight? :p You keep posting that in soo many threads :)

It goes way back. I've been :wonder:ing at stncttr908 for ages now.

john19055
11-10-07, 05:20 PM
If you don't keep up on video cards and just a noob going in to buy a card ,which sounds better a 8800GTS with 640mb of memory and 320bit buss,or a 8800GT with 512mb of memory and a 256bit buss.This way nvidia can get rid of there 8800GTS stock,which is still not a bad card.