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Travis King
April 11th 08, 05:52 AM
I'm stuck between two cards...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127333

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127328

I know there are several comparison questions on here. I would intend on
using it on a 22" widescreen LCD @ 1680x1050, with moderate gaming.

On one hand, you have an 8800 series with 320MB of video RAM, and the other
is a 9600 series with 512MB of video RAM. Which would get better FPS, given
there were no other bottlenecks at 1680x1050?

Thanks.

Augustus
April 11th 08, 06:27 AM
"Travis King" > wrote in message
news:[email protected]_s22...
> I'm stuck between two cards...
>
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127333
>
> or
>
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127328

The 9600GT 512Mb is superior to an older 320Mb 8800GTS. If it was a 640Mb
version for the same price I'd consider. Maybe. But the 9600GT is a superior
card. The OC versions run basically the same as a stock G92 8800GT 512Mb. At
1680x1050 gaming, you're going to want more than 256Mb in modern and
upcoming titles.

Augustus
April 11th 08, 06:29 AM
>want more than 256Mb in modern and

should read: ...more than 320Mb...

Augustus
April 11th 08, 02:17 PM
"Bill" > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> In article <[email protected]_s22>,
> says...
>> I'm stuck between two cards...
>>
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127333
>>
>> or
>>
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127328
>>
>> I know there are several comparison questions on here. I would intend on
>> using it on a 22" widescreen LCD @ 1680x1050, with moderate gaming.
>>
>> On one hand, you have an 8800 series with 320MB of video RAM, and the
>> other
>> is a 9600 series with 512MB of video RAM. Which would get better FPS,
>> given
>> there were no other bottlenecks at 1680x1050?
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>>
>
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127325
>
> is the one you really want.

Out of his price point by $100 I would guess. This 8800GT 512Mb is the same
as the 9600GT after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814134028

Travis King
April 11th 08, 10:30 PM
"Augustus" > wrote in message
news:%[email protected]
>
> "Travis King" > wrote in message
> news:[email protected]_s22...
>> I'm stuck between two cards...
>>
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127333
>>
>> or
>>
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127328
>
> The 9600GT 512Mb is superior to an older 320Mb 8800GTS. If it was a 640Mb
> version for the same price I'd consider. Maybe. But the 9600GT is a
> superior card. The OC versions run basically the same as a stock G92
> 8800GT 512Mb. At 1680x1050 gaming, you're going to want more than 256Mb in
> modern and upcoming titles.
>

That's what I suspected. I thought maybe on a 19" screen or smaller, that
8800 320 would work fine, but on a larger screen, I thought that actually
that 320MB of video RAM would bottleneck the rest of the video card.