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Eltigre88
06-26-07, 11:49 AM
Can someone please post some results between these 2 cards? I'm trying to decide if the 640 is worth it. Thanks!

stncttr908
06-26-07, 01:53 PM
What resolution do you run? If you game @ over 1280x1024 or 1440x900 (19" wide res) then the 640MB is definitely worth it. I'd personally get the 640MB anyway for future considerations, especially if you like AA. :D

Tr1cK
06-26-07, 01:58 PM
Since you don't appear to upgrade too often (still pimpin' the 7800), get the 640.

Eltigre88
06-26-07, 04:05 PM
What resolution do you run? If you game @ over 1280x1024 or 1440x900 (19" wide res) then the 640MB is definitely worth it. I'd personally get the 640MB anyway for future considerations, especially if you like AA. :D

1024X768 100MHz refresh is what I game at. I have never messed with higher, but I will and see the difference.

marqmajere
06-26-07, 04:25 PM
Just as those fellas stated, if you game at 1280x1024 or lower, the 320meg version is plenty. I run all my games at that res with 2-4AA and 16AF and they run smooth.

Oblivion
FEAR
Half Life 2
Company of Heros
Painkiller

Eltigre88
06-26-07, 05:13 PM
Thanks for the info.

beardstroke
06-26-07, 06:38 PM
you mise well spend the extra $100 for an 8800GTX if your looking at an 8800GTS 640mb

EVGA 640-P2-N827-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO HDCP Video Card - Core clock: 580MHz - Retail $439.99

EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Core clock: 575MHz - Retail $546.99

but if you do make sure you have a PSU that has at least 2 PCI-E Power connectors.

Eltigre88
06-26-07, 06:41 PM
Well now that you mention it. Newegg has a spend $500 and no payments no interest for 6 months. Also if I sell my current card for 100 bucks I will be doing AOK. GTX I guess.

Eltigre88
06-26-07, 06:45 PM
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beardstroke
06-26-07, 07:17 PM
i think they recommend a 600 watt or higher for the GTX. Don't quote me on that though.

Your 550 may work fine.

Eltigre88
06-26-07, 08:56 PM
Minimum of a 450 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 28 Amps.)

This is off of www.newegg.com

Amaury
06-27-07, 03:12 PM
best bang for buck card right now IMHO is the Nvidia 8800 gts 640 meg. I like this deal. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814122018 Leadtek Winfast only $339.99 after $30 mail in rebate. Based on reviews, it's very overclockable, provided you have good case cooling or better, watercooling.

Eltigre88
06-27-07, 04:22 PM
best bang for buck card right now IMHO is the Nvidia 8800 gts 640 meg. I like this deal. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814122018 Leadtek Winfast only $339.99 after $30 mail in rebate. Based on reviews, it's very overclockable, provided you have good case cooling or better, watercooling.

Is Leadtek a good brand?

marqmajere
06-28-07, 12:12 AM
Is Leadtek a good brand?

Leadtek is a great brand. eVGA is also really good.

stncttr908
06-28-07, 08:41 AM
Leaktek is quality. The only thing it doesn't have is a lifetime warranty, but I believe it's still three years.

XDanger
06-28-07, 12:56 PM
The only brand I think to avoid is Palit ,something about using lame ram or something.

john19055
06-28-07, 11:26 PM
If you just game at 1024x768 then the 320mb should be fine.The only time you are going to see the 8800GTS 640mb version start to pull ahead is when you start useing 1600x1200 and high FSAA.But if you game at 1024x768 you should still be fine gameing with
4xFSAA.

Eltigre88
06-29-07, 04:02 PM
I know but do you think in the end the GTX is the route to go for the games coming in the future? Like Crysis.

Dirthead
06-29-07, 11:16 PM
Really the G90/92 will be if your talking long term. :)

Zapablast05
06-30-07, 04:26 AM
Hey Eltigre, stick with the 640Mb, that's what I'm getting. I posted the same exact type of thread the day before yesterday and I already had my choice: EVGA 640Mb. EVGA has a Step-Up program that's good for 90 days after you register your product before 30 days. Basically, if you don't like the card, you can exchange it for a better one and just pay the difference. Get the cheapest EVGA 8800GTS and then exchange it for the cheapest EVGA 8800GTX and pay 140 as the difference (prices calculated from newegg products). That's what I'm going to get. And it's well worth it because even if you choose not to step up, you still have the mid range card of the worlds fastest card line. Stick with the 640Mb then step up to the GTX.

Joe Public
06-30-07, 05:35 AM
i think they recommend a 600 watt or higher for the GTX. Don't quote me on that though.

Your 550 may work fine.

The reason they recommend high wattage PSUs is to safeguard against people having crappy PSUs that don't deliver half of what they're specified for. If you have a high quality PSU you can get away with much less wattage. My setup below draws about 240-250W from the PSU, so you get an idea. My Corsair 620W isn't really breaking a sweat.

Madpistol
06-30-07, 08:44 AM
The reason they recommend high wattage PSUs is to safeguard against people having crappy PSUs that don't deliver half of what they're specified for. If you have a high quality PSU you can get away with much less wattage. My setup below draws about 240-250W from the PSU, so you get an idea. My Corsair 620W isn't really breaking a sweat.

Basically, you want a high Amperage PSU that isn't going to **** out on you when the going gets tough.

Stoneyguy
06-30-07, 10:06 AM
Hey Eltigre, stick with the 640Mb, that's what I'm getting. I posted the same exact type of thread the day before yesterday and I already had my choice: EVGA 640Mb. EVGA has a Step-Up program that's good for 90 days after you register your product before 30 days. Basically, if you don't like the card, you can exchange it for a better one and just pay the difference. Get the cheapest EVGA 8800GTS and then exchange it for the cheapest EVGA 8800GTX and pay 140 as the difference (prices calculated from newegg products). That's what I'm going to get. And it's well worth it because even if you choose not to step up, you still have the mid range card of the worlds fastest card line. Stick with the 640Mb then step up to the GTX.

I just got an email from newegg saying that the EVGA GTS 640 card is on sale for 344 bucks. My BFG OC2 from Best Buy was still cheaper at 320 bucks. (nana2)

Libertysyclone
06-30-07, 10:08 AM
Buy whatever brand has the best price and a warranty that you can live with.

All 8800 cards (From Authorized board partners) currently are made BY NVIDIA so they are all the same.

I agree with the comments on PSUs DO YOUR HOMEWORK and dont buy a cheap PSU. Its like putting bad gas is a race car it will work but not for very long :)

I try to be under 75% of my PSU's power rating.

Eltigre88
06-30-07, 04:42 PM
I just got an email from newegg saying that the EVGA GTS 640 card is on sale for 344 bucks. My BFG OC2 from Best Buy was still cheaper at 320 bucks. (nana2)

Ya but you can't beat EVGA's warrenty!!!