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Well, the 8800gts 640 that I've had for almost a year has to go. I'm building a rig for a friend and I bought an 8800gt 512 for him. Just for fun I thought I'd see what all the hub-bub was about, so I put it in my system. Now, first off I'd like to say that the evga gts 640 has been a GREAT card for me. That said,

 

8800gts 640 3dmark06 oc'd to 600/900 12272

8800gt 512 3dmark06 stock 13889

 

How can I argue a 1600 point increase without any effort? And more importantly, how am I gonna ever get rid of my gts 640 when the gt just kills it? Oh well, I think I'll put the gts 640 in his setup, and keep the gt for myself, assuming he doesn't have a problem with it. I'll just tell him the gts costs more, but I'll "let" him have that one, and I'll keep the "cheaper" one! :lol:

 

Can anyone give me a good reason to keep the 640 over the gt 512? I'm willing to listen.

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Well, some people here still have the 8800 GTS 640s, chances are some will snatch up your 8800 640 for a reasonable amount so they can run SLI. Then you can upgrade to a G90 8800GT(S)

 

I was actually thinking about doing that (I have a 640 myself) ever since the refreshed versions came out.. but sadly, don't have the funds.

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How did I know that was coming?!?

 

Oh well, he said he wouldn't mind trading--as long as it doesn't cost him anything. He won't miss the performance, he's coming from a 6800gt so either 88 is a huge improvement.

 

I think I'll sit tight on this gt for awhile, see how the 3870x2 shakes out. I ended up with an x38 board, so I may switch to dual 3870s or the x2---or maybe, just maybe, if I'm feeling froggy--dual 3870x2s.

 

Speaking of x2s, I used to have a 7950gx2 before the gts. That thing was a beast. It never really cranked out super high framerates, but it was super consistent. No matter what resolution or settings, the framerates never really changed a whole lot. I kinda miss that card :(

 

Oh well, time to play with the gt.

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