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    another 640mb or 320mb question 8800gts

    right found a lovely gainward 320mb 8800gts for £199 on scan it is pre overclocked at factory to 550/1760 with 1.1ns hynix memory which makes it much better value than an xfx xxx at 580/1800 1.2ns samsung memory at £240

    now my question is simple i have a 1280x1024 res monitor which i will be using it on i dont think that in the next year or two at that resolution losing the extra memory from a 640mb will hurt me fps wise

    do really i wanna know does anyone think its worth me paying an extra £50 or so to get a stock speed 640mb card

    really what does everyone else think as all i have read points to the 640mb only really being better at high res and as the 320 is overclocked would make it abetter deal

    simply put 320/640 and why you would choose that card


    these are the 2
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=546951

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=495289


    thanks for all your input


    P.S lastly not interested in waiting on the ati cards past experience all my ati cards overheat/die and the fans way too noisy and i dont like the drivers either plus already have sli board for at later date if needed


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    More VGA memory helps for a lot more than just high native resolution, if you use high FSAA, or play games with complex textures and geometry the games you play will see an improvement.
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    good call on the ATi I've always have trouble with them too.

    I have a 640 but didn't pay for it..If it was my own money I'd get the 320mb especially at that resolution. They perform very well up to 1680 x 1050 and in a lot of cases 1920 x 1200 so i wouldn't worry too much about that.

    The only thing that might be worth waiting for is the 8600gt/gts if you dont intend on a monitor upgrade anytime soon. The figures look OK for them and I think they will perform quite well but I'm reserving judgement until they are officially released.

    But as I said, as its a good price considering the performance you get I would have the 320mb GTS.

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    I honestly think the 320mb is more than capable, its cheaper and faster. My res on supreme commander at high doesnt use all the ram on the card so :/ cant see you using 320 at your res.

    Although your missing out on widescreen high res monitors dude...!

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    I would go for 320Mb if you are staying at 1280x1024.

    Heres a link http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/10...ory/index.html

    which compares 320 vs 640.

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    now my question is simple i have a 1280x1024 res monitor which i will be using it on i dont think that in the next year or two at that resolution losing the extra memory from a 640mb will hurt me fps wise
    At those resolutions you will notice very little difference whatsoever if you use 640 over 320.
    Last edited by Blitzen; 07-04-2007 at 08:24 PM.

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    wow everyone is all in agreement pretty much what kinda forum is this

    you leave me no choice but to say

    which is better hd-dvd or blu ray

    and ps3 or xbox360


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    At 1280x1024 the only difference you'll see in games will come from clock speed, so go for the gainward.

    I have a 320mb one and it cuts through everything even up to 1600x1200.

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    what about 1680x1050 or 1900x1200

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcvs View Post
    what about 1680x1050 or 1900x1200
    those resolutions are not an issue as i only use 1280x1024 and dont intend on getting rid of my monitor for a long while


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    what everyone else has said really, 320mb should be good if you're sticking to 1280x1024 tbh.

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    You're all forgetting FSAA and AF uses a lot of VGA memory.

    Quote Originally Posted by danroyle View Post
    wow everyone is all in agreement pretty much what kinda forum is this

    you leave me no choice but to say

    which is better hd-dvd or blu ray

    and ps3 or xbox360
    HD-DVD, it's DRM is less viral. XBOX360 for the same reason even though it's Microsoft and that sounds odd.
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

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    You're all forgetting FSAA and AF uses a lot of VGA memory.

    That may be the case but with my card in sig i can turn everything onto FULL settings including FSAA and AF and still get huge frame rates.

    I did the CS:S bench and hit 236.5 fps.

    BF2/Oblivion/HL2/Stalker run flawlessly.

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    Like everyone has said the 320 card is more than enough for those resolutions on current DX9 games. Only thing thing that would sway me towards the the 640 is the fact that DX10 + SM4 will bring more detailed textures, complex geometry, bigger view distances etc... these things will probably be effected quite heavily by a lack of VRAM and could result in having to play games on fairly low settings ( nooooooooo).
    Who is to say at the moment though im just throwing it in there. For a saving of 40-60 quid id still say go for the 320

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    also been reading reports that nvidia are going to discontinue the 640mb one already as there seems to be no market for it

    also read a review from cebit that said the 8800gtx could not run a demo level of crysis at an acceptable frame rate at resolutions above 1600x1200

    also hoping the overclocked 8800 will help with fps as long as i can run games for a couple of years and only have to drop to medium settings the last 6 months or so i'll be happy


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    Quote Originally Posted by danroyle View Post
    also been reading reports that nvidia are going to discontinue the 640mb one already as there seems to be no market for it
    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..

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