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  • 8800GT 512 vs. 256

    I am looking at video cards, have been for a while so i can replace my 7600 GT XXX. I am wondering if anyone has the XFX 8800 GT 256 because if it still does a bang up job, i'll buy that and save myself $80. But, if the 512 version greatly performs better the 256 then i will spend the extra money just for the performance.


    what do you guys think?
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    Re: 8800GT 512 vs. 256

    Originally posted by viper1986 View Post
    I am looking at video cards, have been for a while so i can replace my 7600 GT XXX. I am wondering if anyone has the XFX 8800 GT 256 because if it still does a bang up job, i'll buy that and save myself $80. But, if the 512 version greatly performs better the 256 then i will spend the extra money just for the performance.


    what do you guys think?
    What is your typical resolution your running at?

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      Re: 8800GT 512 vs. 256

      My resolution is at 1280 x 1024, only because of my LCD screen.
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        Re: 8800GT 512 vs. 256

        Originally posted by viper1986 View Post
        My resolution is at 1280 x 1024, only because of my LCD screen.
        I think the 256mb card would do you justice then. 512 would be better for higher resolutions, like 1440x900 and up.

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          Re: 8800GT 512 vs. 256

          Steer clear of the 256. Newer games use a lot of texture memory even at somewhat lower resolutions. If you want to save some money get the 3870. Otherwise get the 512MB GT.
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            Re: 8800GT 512 vs. 256

            http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3175&p=5
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              Re: 8800GT 512 vs. 256

              thanks kormendi, that helped a lot. I ended up going with the 256 as it is as powerful at my resolution of 1280 x 1024. plus my LG LCD screen only goes that high anyways. I will in the future probably purchase another one of these cards.

              Thanks guys, much appreciated.
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              • #8
                Re: 8800GT 512 vs. 256

                I've been wanting to ask this question for a while now. That Anachtech link Korme provided really shows that intensive next generation PC games might benefit from a 512 MB card. Good to know for those planning on stay atop of the battle for great framerates. :)
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                • #9
                  Re: 8800GT 512 vs. 256

                  Here is a great comparison chart tool from Tom's Hardware

                  http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics_2007.html

                  It really helped me compare performance vs incremental cost when I bought a new card recently. 8800GT OC is a great bang for the buck. $237 at Best Buy recently.

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