Anyone Gone From 8800GTS 320 to 8800GTS 512 Lately?

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  1. Irish Pilot

    Irish Pilot Master Guru

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    In regards to gaming...how did it work out for ya?
     
  2. W@w@Y

    W@w@Y Ancient Guru

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    well not exactly 8800GTS 512 but i went from GTS320 to GT512 and well, apart from a slight fps boost in crysis the general performance increase wasnt really dramatic on the other games since the GTS 320 was more than capable of handling them anyway
     
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    I just went from a PNY XLR8 GTS 320MB to a EVGA 512 GTS and all i can say is WOW! I highly reccommend the GTS 512 currently as its great and stable! Plus it can OC like a son of a gun!
     
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    I jumped from 7800GT to 8800GTS 512mb and it runs like a dream, to bad I only bought to keep me busy for the 9800 series using step up plan!
     

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    Same here!!! w00t EVGA rocks!!!
     
  6. georaldc

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    I haven't jumped to a g90 gts, but I did have the chance to try my friend's xfx gts xxx and I must say, the performance jump wasn't even that big compared to my 320mb gts. Only games I tried was supreme commander, hellgate and gears of war and my gts could keep up with almost similar framerates.

    My friend's rig was pretty much bottlenecked though by his cpu (pentium d), but I was bottlenecked too with my old cpu (athlon 64 3200+ stock) and we both only had 1gb of memory. Also I game at 1440x900 or 1680x1050 while my friend is limited to 1280x1024.

    I decided to upgrade my cpu and memory instead of getting a new gpu though, and it looks like it payed off (damn, everything runs way way better now).
     
  7. Illnino

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    Went from a gainward 8800gts 320mb to gainward 8800gts 512 and i notice the difference in most games and they do overclock well, went from 650/1625/970 to 784/1925/1027
     
  8. DeathDealer175

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    Went from BFG 320mb to a PNY 8800GTS 512mb and the improvement is amazing, especially in games using DX10 like World in Conflict and Company of Heroes as now i can have all the eye candy at max.

    World in conflict before upgrade 20-30 frames with most settings off or low in DX10.

    World in conflict after upgrade 30-50 with all eye candy on:banana:.


    P.S using Vista x64 with service pack 1, resolution 1400x900.
     
  9. i_am_vince

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    never really interested with the 8800gts 512 or any upgrade within the same generation product, as there is no freeflow money for me.
    but think about it. it might be sound investment if i play at high resolution, but no, i play at 1280x1024 (restricted by the 12' monitor), the 320 is powerful enough to run anything i throw at.
    it might be sound investment if i had a 8600/8500 or lower as the difference would wow me even with the 1280x1024 performance.
    it might be a fine investment with the lower temp, bigger memory, but it's the same gen product with minimal difference in features.
     
  10. cowie

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    i had few 320's and a gt512 not the hugh increase that you would think.
    same like the 640 to the 512gts not much gain.
    for the person who only buys once a yr or longer hold out as long as you can if you have a 320/640
     

  11. Saabjock

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    How does a similarly clocked 640MB version of the 8800GTS compare to the 'stock' clocked 512MB GTS version? Does the additional memory and wider bus allow the 640 version to regain any of the performance advantage once overclocked compared to what's gained by the new G92 GPU architecture and increased number of stream processors?
     
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    Yeah pretty much.
     
  13. dukedave5200

    dukedave5200 Ancient Guru

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    Going from a GTS320 to a GTS512 would depend on certain things as far as a performance increase. There are definitely some differences that may be important. The GTS512 runs cooler, clocks better and uses less power. But at lower resolutions without AA the difference in performance won't be that great.

    Personally I wouldn't recommend that move unless you could sell the 320 and get the 512 relatively cheaply. I would consider spending $100 on that switch (selling the 320...) but over that I don't think I would be very happy.

    If you aren't itching for it, might as well wait a couple months and see if the 9800GTX release causes other cards to drop in price - or perhaps buy a 9800GTX if it turns out to be a great card.
     

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