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Old January 3, 2008, 09:39 PM
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this one has gpu core @ 576 mhz & memory @ 1.8 ghz (640 meg ram) and yea i know it comes with free Crysis , not a deciding factor

EVGA E-GEFORCE 8800GTS Ssc Crysis 112SP 576MHZ 640MB DDR3 PCI-E DVI-I HDTV DIRECTX10 Video Card - DirectCanada

this one 650mhz / 1.94ghz , 512 meg

BFG GeForce 8800GTS 650MHZ 512MB 1.94GHZ DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Retail Video Card - DirectCanada

so wouldn't the second one be the better of the two because of its clock speeds even with slightly less memory ?

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Old January 3, 2008, 09:49 PM
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The GTS 512 MB is actually newer & will provide much better performance, yes, though it's not just due to clockspeeds.

Some reviews to give an idea of how they stack up.
bit-tech.net | Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS 512 - G92 stretches its legs
PC Perspective - G92 Take Two - BFG GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB Review
And the one here of course.
XFX 8800GTS 512MB (G92) Alpha Dog Edition Review

IMHO, the only cards on the high end worth considering right now would be the 8800 GTS 512 MB, 8800 GT 512 MB, or HD 3870 512 MB.
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The good is first:

The BFG card has 128 shader processors versus 112 on the EVGA... is better!
The BFG card has a higher clock speed of 650MHz versus 576MHz on the EVGA...is better!
The EVGA card has more memory and a faster memory bus 640Mb-320bit versus 512Mb-256bit on the BFG...doesn't make a big difference!
The BFG performs better than the EVGA even if you game at higher resolutions...is the same???
The BFG is $ 312.00 versus $ 380.00 on the EVGA!

Do you want the EVGA? NO! LOL....decision made!
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Old January 3, 2008, 10:12 PM
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wow cheaper card with mem bus reduced to 265 bit still out performs,hmm almost wonder how that can be is it due to the g92 ? so whats the best brand/model of the 512 meg version as performance (cost isn't an issue ?) i suppose any of them are oc'd to the limit already ?
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Old January 3, 2008, 10:20 PM
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wow cheaper card with mem bus reduced to 265 bit still out performs,hmm almost wonder how that can be is it due to the g92 ? so whats the best brand/model of the 512 meg version as performance (cost isn't an issue ?) i suppose any of them are oc'd to the limit already ?
Yeah...faster clock speeds in a better working core to keep it short.

For brands....that is really up to you. Check out the different manufacturers and their goodies such as warranty, support and so on. If you're not much of an OC'er you could buy an OC card... I personally like the XFX cards....they make em run real fast! If you're an OC'er than you know all cards and cores are different! You'll never know which result you'll get.

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Is this more card than I need ? as my crt 's max res is 1280 x1084 , want to run Crysis and COD 4 as high as possible.
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No...I would say the card for that money is a good deal....and the last time I checked....the only cards that are capable of playing Crysis at very high settings are.......Right...none!

You'll have yourself a top performing card....but wait for some more responses....!
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i hate how NVIDIA has done this

320mb 8800GTS, 640mb 8800GTS, 256mb 8800GT, 512mb 8800GT, 512mb 8800GTS

why so many different versions?

the GT/GTS with 512mb outperform the 640mb
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http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...nufacture=eVGA

EVGA E-GEFORCE 8800GTS Crysis Edition 670MHZ 512MB 1.94GHZ DDR3 PCI-E DVI-I HDTV Out Video Card

Its $319.99 right now after a $20 instant rebate and a $20 mail in rebate. I'd say that this is a very good choice of card right now for the money.

Edit:

Just looking at futureshop's website,they have the older card on sale right now.

Future Shop: Computer Add-Ons: Sound & Video: EVGA e-GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB PCI-Express Video Card
EVGA e-GeForce 8800 GTS SSC Edition 640MB PCI-Express Video Card
$299.99 right now.
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I personally went wi the XFX GeForce 8800GTS 512 (G92) because of XFX's superior warranty. I got it for $319 after MIR, but it has gone up a bit since then. The warranty is the best there is - period. Double Lifetime Warranty, transferable to the next owner, and modder-friendly. But all of the big-brand GTS 512s seem to be priced very close and have decent warranties.
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