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How does the GTS compare to the GTX and GT?
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The new GT beats the old 640 and 320 meg versions of the GTS and does almost as well as the GTX in some games and a little worse in others. For the cash, the GT is about the best value if you can get one at or near their MSRP. The new 512 meg GTS does slightly better than the new GT but there you'll have issues finding one and their prices are again somewhat higher.
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I can't find a Geforce 8800 GT card less than $329.99 Canadian, except for the Chaintech model which is still pushing prices at around $280.99. I mean, should I get a Radeon 3870/Geforce 8800 GT now or wait a couple months for the Dual-GPU Radeons (3870 X2 or 3890s I think they're called)? I'm still completely torn. should I buy or wait?

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Well, the just released Asus Extreme GeForce 8800GT 512Mb DDR3 one is going for $269.99 now for the GF 8800GT models, which is better than $329.99. The Radeon HD 3870s, the ASUS and Sapphire models are both about $253.99. I still don't know which one to choose. I mean, I've always preferred ATI's Catalyst Software because it's so much more comprehensive and featured compared to Nvidia's version, because I've had multiple GF's and Radeons so I've used both.

Should I buy one of the above cards or should I wait and save my money for the new Dual-GPU Radeons Q1 2008? Any suggestions would be great.

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Post by thomas_w_bowman »

This has a link to some good comparison testing...
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take a look... :)
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So according to that, the new Geforce 8800 GTS 512 is the card to get. But even according to the review regarding real-world performance, the Geforce 8800 GT is virtually comparable to the new 8800 GTS 512 and is almsot half the price of the GTS (the GT being only $269 and the GTS being $423), unless I read wrong. Can anyone make some suggestions?

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Post by thomas_w_bowman »

Yep, the article is clear...for 'current real world' the Geforce 8800 GT looks like the 'sweet spot' for price/value.
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Post by jimmy-j »

I bought a chaintech mobo over 4 years ago and it is still running sweet as new, I also have a Gforce 440 MX from that era made by them and that is still running(got passive cooling so no fan to foul up).
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