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    Are 8800GT cards with 256MB any good? I see ZZF has an Asus for $130, plus a $30 MIR. I figure it'd at least beat a 9600GT, but I'm not sure. My only real reservation is that my monitor is 1680x1050, though I'm not really a "latest and greatest" game type of person. My bigger motivation is that G92 has the newer Purevideo options.

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    Well, the reduced RAM will limit your resolution capability, but more importantly is that if they're using halving the RAM as a cost down measure, where else did Asus cost down the card?

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    Instead 8800GT 256 go for 9600GT.

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    Hmm, 9600GT beats the 256MB 8800GT, according to that. I wasn't sure if it would, considering it's got so fewer shaders.
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    There are many reviews out there. I give you one more.
    IMO for your resolution 512MB memory are more important than lack of 48 stream processors.

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    9600GT is definitely better than the 8800gt 256mb. The 256mb is just way too cut down.

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    Been testing a 9600GT for a few weeks, it's a decent card. Did well up against my older 8800GTS 640MB, unless I played Oblivion @ 16x12 w/4xAA and texture map enhancements, then it kinda fell by the wayside. Switching down to 12x10 fixed that tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silk_the_Absent1 View Post
    Are 8800GT cards with 256MB any good? I see ZZF has an Asus for $130, plus a $30 MIR. I figure it'd at least beat a 9600GT, but I'm not sure. My only real reservation is that my monitor is 1680x1050, though I'm not really a "latest and greatest" game type of person. My bigger motivation is that G92 has the newer Purevideo options.

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    In case you haven't made your purchase yet. I raise you $10(after mail in rebate, but you get factory OC and a game) for this 8800GT.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125088

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    I haven't yet. My birthday is on the 30th, and my family said they are giving me about $100, so I'm waiting until then, so I can add in personal funds. That Gigabyte is tempting, to say the least.

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