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Old October 18, 2007, 06:00 PM
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Any idea how much this will cost at Buy Computer Parts, Computer Hardware, PC Parts at Best Online Computer Shop - DirectCanada I am holding off the purchase of a 8800GTS 320 for my new rig so i can buy this instead. Will it be around 350 canadian or a bit higher? what do u guys think
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DO NOT GET A 320MB GTS!!!!! They are EOL for a very good reason. The lack of Vram is crippling to them, especially over 1280Z1024 resolution. Wait for the GT, it is going to be the 320MB's replacement.
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DO NOT GET A 320MB GTS!!!!! They are EOL for a very good reason. The lack of Vram is crippling to them, especially over 1280Z1024 resolution. Wait for the GT, it is going to be the 320MB's replacement.

ya thats why im waiting till mid November to pick the new cards. Most likely the GT cause it seems rlly affordiable. Since im not exactly the richist kid =)
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Well here is a link with a picture and it comes out October 29. VR-Zone : Technology Beats - GeForce 8800GT (G92) Scored 10769 in 3DMark06

I am still hoping that 9800 cards come out. It has been a year yea know.
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DO NOT GET A 320MB GTS!!!!! They are EOL for a very good reason. The lack of Vram is crippling to them, especially over 1280Z1024 resolution. Wait for the GT, it is going to be the 320MB's replacement.
From first-hand experience, that wasn't a good reason to avoid the 8800 GTS 320MB when there was no perceivable difference in performance. Some people think the 320MB will fall on its head at resolutions at 1900x1200 and above, but that's surely stretching its merit thinly because benchmark tests run on 24-inch widescreen displays is a rather farfetched reflection of the reality of the consumer market; I'd estimate less than 2 per cent of all gaming consumers have such capable displays. The only problem regarding the 320MB version that has surfaced was an occasional buffer addressing issue where the card believes it still has 640MB of memory.
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TechConnect Magazine - GeForce 8800 GT scores unveiled

This article says NVIDIA promises the GT to be cheaper then the GTS.

TechConnect Magazine - More GeForce 8800 GT results appear

and pics here.

More GeForce 8800 GT Cards Pics - VR-Zone IT & Lifestyle Forum!

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DO NOT GET A 320MB GTS!!!!! They are EOL for a very good reason. The lack of Vram is crippling to them, especially over 1280Z1024 resolution. Wait for the GT, it is going to be the 320MB's replacement.
I don't have any issues with mine at 1680x1050...
In many benchmarks it performs side-by-side with the 640MB anyways and my card overclocks pretty nicely with stock cooling.

How many people honestly have and can afford 24" LCDs? If they can, I think they can afford a 8800GTX or similar.

But with the 8800GT around the corner, you might as well wait now.
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Try running DiRT @ over medium resolution with that 320MB card or any of the current DX10 releases. I have also had the 320MB 8800GTS and it is a good card, but it is not suitable for new and coming games, especially DX10. It just runs out of memory. It is a shame really. The GPU is willing, but the memory just can't take it. Benchmarks are useless when it comes to actual gaming.

As for 24" LCD's, with prices dropping monthly, there will be a helluva lot more people with them in the near future.
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You can get a good 24" lcd for around $600. They dropped $200 from the time I bought mine just before the summer.
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Try running DiRT @ over medium resolution with that 320MB card or any of the current DX10 releases. I have also had the 320MB 8800GTS and it is a good card, but it is not suitable for new and coming games, especially DX10. It just runs out of memory. It is a shame really. The GPU is willing, but the memory just can't take it. Benchmarks are useless when it comes to actual gaming.

As for 24" LCD's, with prices dropping monthly, there will be a helluva lot more people with them in the near future.
I think it also depends on how well the game engine is designed. Something like Lost Planet for example is so poorly designed that you need SLI 8800Ultras to play it on max and even still the framerate is pretty low if I remember correctly from the review. Some games are just buggier than others. The Battlefield 2/2142 series comes to mind.

Currently nothing seems to really use DX10 to its fullest. They just use DX10 for some extra lighting and effects. I don't exactly blame the developers, it's not their fault people aren't switching to Vista. If they know theres only a small % of users who have a DX10 card and Vista, they won't bother wasting money on developing for DX10. Only people to blame really are consumers as they drive the market.

Obviously if you want to play the latest games on maximum settings, you wouldn't buy a mid-range card to play on "mid" settings. Thats what the high-end cards are for, to play on "high" settings.
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