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    Quote Originally Posted by lanceuppercut View Post
    thats the stupidest thing they could do imo, if they dont have a 640mb GTS, then they'll be left with 320mb GTS and 768mb GTX with a big price gap in between.

    also im sure the "1600x1200/1920x1200 full AA/AF" brigade will disagree with them here as the 640GTS seems to be a very good compromise to getting a full blown GTX..
    i see your point i am only saying what i read

    although to me it does make sense on most resolutions the 320mb matches the 640mb and generally people that use the res were the 640mb makes a difference ie 1920x1200 are running 24" monitors which normally means they would just have to buy the gtx for full aa and af

    as it is much faster than a 640mb

    and the reason they are supposedly stopping the 640mb is due to bad sales since the release of the 320mb

    but as i said i only read this on a website so it may not be accurate


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    It's fairly well proven so far that the 640mb gives only small advantages if any. If games get more memory greedy which they inevitably will at some point then the 640mb may prove worth it. Wether they will get greedy in the GTS's lifespan is another question.

    The 320mb is a relative bargain at the moment. Occasionally the stock XFX is on for £175.. Makes my £225 640mb look very expensive indeed..glad I didnt pay

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    It's fairly well proven so far that the 640mb gives only small advantages if any. If games get more memory greedy which they inevitably will at some point then the 640mb may prove worth it. Wether they will get greedy in the GTS's lifespan is another question.

    The 320mb is a relative bargain at the moment. Occasionally the stock XFX is on for £175.. Makes my £225 640mb look very expensive indeed..glad I didnt pay
    yeah prices are good was lookijng at an xfx xx edition at £230 until i found the gainward clocked only slightly slower at £199 on today only

    and if i can get a half decent amount for my current card will make it worthwhile


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    I would probably have the gainward at that price or the BFG and clock it a little more myself.

    EDIT: http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...155&CatId=2696
    Last edited by staffsMike; 08-04-2007 at 04:21 PM.

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    did see that but knowing my luck i would get a crap clocker and the gainward is 550/1760 out the box plus scan have my two new hard drives cheap at the minute


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