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    Default 8800 GTS - Worth it?

    Hey, I am just curious what your opinions are. Is the nvidia 8800 GTS video card worth the money?

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    Default Re: 8800 GTS - Worth it?

    which one? the new 512 G92's are, they almost beat GTX's i believe. i was going to get a 8800 Ultra but i'm thinking i might just get 2 8800 GTS's and sli them.

    here is a review of the 512 version
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    Default Re: 8800 GTS - Worth it?

    Personally I don't think so. The best "bang for your buck" is the EVGA 8800GT 512MB Superclocked

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    Here is one site that compares the GT, GTS and GTX. I can't access the other ones from here at school but I'll try to find them tonight.

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    Default Re: 8800 GTS - Worth it?

    I am going to agree about the 8800gt i found a set i really liek and should be picking them up soon.

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    Set?? ....jealous...

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    Default Re: 8800 GTS - Worth it?

    My buddies and I were recently having this same discussion, and our general concensus was that the GT was/is the way to go.
    CPU magazine in it's recent issue was rating and testing some of the current GT's out there and the winner was the ASUS EN8800GT Top. I don't remember the exact numbers but the core clock was around 675 or 700 and the memory clock was at like 2000.
    They tested it against an 8800 GTX Ultra and said it was consistently benchmarking within 100 points on 3DMark and very close on all the other tests too...
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    I am perfectly happy with my 8800gts 640mb. Crysis on high, playable frame rates. As soon as the price drops again, I will get another and sli them (that was the plan all along).
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    Hmm, yea, but the BFG 512 8800 GTS is only $40 more on newegg. Is performance pretty much equal?

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    Default Re: 8800 GTS - Worth it?

    I heard that the G92 GTS was about 5-ish% better than a GT. They both have advantages and disadvantages to them though.

    GT - Cheaper, almost as good, single slot.
    GTS - Only slightly more expensive, slightly better, better cooling.

    GT - Inferior cooling, not as good
    GTS - Dual slot design, performance increase worth the money?
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