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ParanahJoe Oct 29, 07
I know what my next purchase it going to be in the next few weeks. I was going to go for a new sound system but, this gpu... I must have it.

Great review once again!
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L_M_Damiani Oct 29, 07
"A pair of 8800 GT cards uses less power than a single 8800 GTS."

Your chart does NOT support this statement.
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linlhutz Oct 29, 07
quote L_M_Damiani
"A pair of 8800 GT cards uses less power than a single 8800 GTS."

Your chart does NOT support this statement.


Huh?

"8800 GT OC SLI Idle = 185, Under Load = 275"
"8800 GTS Idle = 190, Under Load = 276"

I'm no math whiz, but, yeah.





Bottom line = I am buying a pair of these for my next upgrade. Wow!
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axforts2212 Oct 29, 07
Would you reccomend this over a 8800GTS 640mb for resolutions 1600x1200 or larger(or 1650x1080, whatever 22 inches wide is)
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ikjadoon Oct 29, 07
This effectively killed the 8800GTS 640MB/320MB.

I hear revamped GTS/GTX cards will release in November.

~Ibrahim~
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L_N_Damiani Oct 29, 07
quote linlhutz
quote L_M_Damiani
"A pair of 8800 GT cards uses less power than a single 8800 GTS."

Your chart does NOT support this statement.


Huh?

"8800 GT OC SLI Idle = 185, Under Load = 275"
"8800 GTS Idle = 190, Under Load = 276"

I'm no math whiz, but, yeah.







Bottom line = I am buying a pair of these for my next upgrade. Wow!
Given YOUR math, the difference between 275 & 276 Watts is within the "standard of error" for the technique applied.
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linlhutz Oct 30, 07
quote L_N_Damiani
quote linlhutz
quote L_M_Damiani
"A pair of 8800 GT cards uses less power than a single 8800 GTS."

Your chart does NOT support this statement.


Huh?

"8800 GT OC SLI Idle = 185, Under Load = 275"
"8800 GTS Idle = 190, Under Load = 276"

I'm no math whiz, but, yeah.







Bottom line = I am buying a pair of these for my next upgrade. Wow!
Given YOUR math, the difference between 275 & 276 Watts is within the "standard of error" for the technique applied.
So you are assuming, factoring in this "standard of error", that the SLI GT numbers are actually higher than the posted numbers and/or the Single GTS are actually lower than posted?

Problem is the "standard of error" you speak of also supports the possibility that the SLI GT numbers are lower than posted and/or the Single GTS numbers are higher than posted. Right?

But this weak argument doesn't change the fact that you stated "Your chart does NOT support this statement".
I was pointing out that the chart DOES support the statement even if you don't.

My guess is that you were looking at the BFG 8800 GT OC numbers and doubled them rather than looking at the 8800 GT OC SLI numbers. You then went back after reading what I posted, realized your mistake and are now attempting to make yourself look better.

But just to end this off-topic discussion, I will be the bigger man here and say you were right and I was wrong.

275 > 276


You win.
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kspiess Oct 30, 07
Hey guys.

Thanks for all the comments. It was quite the rush to write that review after only coming back from the California launch on Saturday -- I'm glad there aren't too many typos in it

Anyways, about the 640 mb 8800 GTS thing: just wanted to mention that it looks like the 8800 gts 640 is getting a stream processor boost:
http://www.neoseeker.com/news/story/7277/

This should make the 640 mb 8800 gts a reasonable card to get if you have a high quality display, capable of high rez'es.

Not sure what is happening to 8800 gts 320mb. Rumors I've read look like it'll be refreshed mid-November -- perhaps around the launch of the RV670.

But it might be phased out.

End of November will be a good time to buy a video card though, it looks like.

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axforts2212 Oct 30, 07
quote axforts2212
Would you reccomend this over a 8800GTS 640mb for resolutions 1600x1200 or larger(or 1650x1080, whatever 22 inches wide is)
Just wondering becasuse I plan on a 22incher 1650x1080 and the 8800GT looks like THE card to have ATM, but would I notice slowdowns in games(esp DX10) and would it be better to wait for the revamped 8800GTS 640, and snag that(which is going to be how much $$$ btw>

thanks
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kspiess Oct 30, 07
Hey axforts.

It's a tough call -- theres a couple of things: the 8800gts 640mb with the added stream processors will very probably be better for you in your situation. With revised 8800gts should outclass the 8800 gt in those resolutions because of the 320 bit memory interface tied to the extra memory.

But two things: further revisions of the 8800 gts might be unveiled soon. Also, the price has not been released (so not sure how it'll compare to the 8800 gt).

One other rumor worth mentioning is that it looks like a 1 GB 8800 GT might be out before Xmas.I'd guess the revised 8800 gts would offer better performance than the 1gb 8800 gt however.

And, yet one more thing: the RV670 will be out before not too long. Even as good as the 8800 GT is, I'd recommend waiting for this card, just to see how it compares -- you never know.. it is a 55nm card, so it should be interesting.

In a snap judgement, if you wanted to buy ASAP, I'd say you'd probably want the revised GTS: it'll presumably be offered for a reasonable price in comparison with the 8800 gt, and should offer better performance at your intended resolution.
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axforts2212 Oct 30, 07
Well if I was buying it would most likely be on or before(or during) the week of december 1st(my bday) longest id wait is that following week. So looks like Ill probably snag an 8800GTS 640mb revised when it hits market.

Will that be PCIe 2? exactly what will the differences be?
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kspiess Nov 1, 07
Not too much is known. All the NVIDIA guys I talked to in California were pretty mum about it.

Besides the additional stream processors, it looks like the new g92 / 8800 gts will have a reduced 256 bit memory interface (contrary to my last post). So it looks like the new GTS will come in 512mb and 1 gig varieties.

The 1 gig 8800 gts should out-perform a current 8800 gtx by a decent margin, and should also be available for less.

It'll be pci-e 2.00, but that really isn't much of a big deal. It'll more be a factor a year+ plus from now. PCI-e 1.00 offers enough bandwidth for the next while with 16x pci-e lanes on your mobo.

By the way guys, also from I heard today from someone else, the RV670 (upcoming hd 3800 ati release) looks like it'll offer less performance than a 8800 GT, but will retail for about 50$ less.

For your situation axforts, you'll probably be most interested in the new 8800 gts 1 gb version.

NVIDIA will probably try to take some of the fire out of the launch of the RV670 by launching it on the same day. (Which is, according to SOME RUMORS, about 3 weeks away).
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kspiess Nov 1, 07
One more thing: although everyone is referring to the upcoming nvidia release as the 'revised 8800 gts' I think there is a strong chance they will end up changing the name (so too many people don't get confused with the similar models).

Maybe it'll end up being a 8900 GT?

I can't see them sticking with the 8800 GTS name.
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axforts2212 Nov 1, 07
OK thanks a lot man hopefully that "8900GT" will be available for sub 350 bucks If not well hehe, Id probably have to find some extra cash.
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