Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB vs. 320MB Review

Posted on 2007-04-10 11:52:49 by Thomas De Maesschalck

Okay, so the cheaper 320MB GeForce 8800 GTS alternative has been out in force for a little over a month now and at just $300 US it is a great buy. Realistically in this price bracket the GeForce 8800 GTS (320MB) runs somewhat unopposed, though the Radeon X1950XT cards are now very cheap. However, those looking at purchasing a GeForce 8800 GTS graphics card have to make the tough decision to spend either $300 US or $400 US. Of course if you are limited to a $300 US budget then the 320MB version of the 8800 GTS becomes an obvious choice.

The 640MB version is of course faster, but it is also more expensive. In fact the 640MB version is 33% more expensive on average, so on average how much faster was it? Well at 1920x1200 with the AA/AF settings disabled (application preference) the 640MB graphics card was on average just 15% faster. Now if you take into consideration that the only games showing an actual difference in performance here were Company of Heroes and F.E.A.R, both of which used Anti-aliasing in game, the 640MB card did not do all that well.

Link: Legion Hardware

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