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Above 256mb on a Video Card worth it?

By LXIX
Oct 28, 2007
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  1. I was deciding between an 8800 GTX (640mb) 8800 GTX (320mb) and an 8800GT (256mb) Does having the higher video card memory really make it worth it considering that it costs about $200 more to get the GTX(640mb) over the GT and $60 more to get the GTX(320mb) over the GTX(640mb). Which would you guys reccomend me getting since even the requirements on Crysis aren't over 512.

    edit: i meant 8600 GT*
     
  2. LXIX

    LXIX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 181

  3. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41


    The title of this thread is more retoricle than anything. You can answer that question yourself.
     
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    Not to mention I dont see the point of getting a low end dx10 card unless you want to run vista, which will make that low end card seem even more low end that it is. If you're running xp just go buy you a high end 7 series card rather than a **** crack 8 series thingamajig
     
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    The 8600GT is rubbish for gaming. I'd get the 8800GT instead. At $250 you get performance close to the 8800GTX, which is hard to beat. Which means the mistake in your first post was not really a mistake! ;)
     
  6. LXIX

    LXIX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 181

    AH! I KNEW I SAW AN 8800GT, i wasn't imagining that. awesome, still deciding if using 2 ati cards or 1 nvidia card is better though.
     
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    ATI, NVIDIA, it doesn't matter. Dual-GPU solutions are only worth the extra cooling and power expenses if you have a monitor capable of resolutions above 1600x1200. Otherwise, it's useless, since they don't provide a 2x performance increase, which is what you'd theoretically expect. So unless you have a monitor that large, go with a single, more powerful card instead.
     
  8. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

    The eVGA e-GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB is better.
     
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