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Old 12-13-2007, 11:20 PM   #1
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Hello TechGage, I am about to order either a Nvidia 8800gt SC or a 8800gts 512mb If you could choose, wich one you would get and why. or would you get any of them? would you wait until febuary to see if the 9 series launches? Will one of these last longer than 1 years you suppose when it comes to graphic tech? I really don't want to purchase one of these then have to upgrade again in 1 year.

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Old 12-13-2007, 11:21 PM   #2
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As you can probably see in my sig, I have a 7600gt that I have hella oc'ed lol. Probably a little to high but yeah it's time for an upgrade.
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:09 AM   #3
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I must've missed your other posts.. welcome to the forums! This is a tough one. If money doesn't matter that much, I'd opt for the 8800GTS 512. However, if you are not that concerned with paying a fair amount extra for somewhat small increases, I'd stick with the 8800GT.

I would not wait for the 9-series at this point... that's still another two months away. If you can hold off, then great, but NVIDIA normally launches a very high-end part first, then its siblings later. That puts both the 8800GT and GTS 512 in a different price bracket.

Personally, I'd pick up an 8800GTS 512 if I wanted the best performance without going all out on a GTX. This choice is made easier if the price is not going to be that much more than an 8800GT.
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Old 12-14-2007, 04:37 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply rob

I just ordered the 8800gts 512 I thought about what you said about the 9 series and your right, besides I could always use the step-up program from EVGA if they do happen to launch late Feb. Thanks for the input.

You can apparently OC this things Core Clock up to 750 running stable
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Grats on the purchase! Let us know how it works for you when you get it
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Old 12-14-2007, 09:33 PM   #6
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For sure, I'll post 3dmark 06 benchys and fps in oblivion/cod4 on saturday or monday. Thats when I should have it.
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