RandomEngy wrote: »
Yeah it's been awful. Order in November and they say they will ship in December. The ship date arises and they say it's delayed until Jan 15th. Jan 15th comes and on that day they send another mail saying they'll ship on the 22nd. 22nd comes and they say they've delayed again and will ship on Feb 19th. What a crummy policy; I'm never back-ordering anything from them again, no matter how good a deal they promise. I'm getting it shipped from somewhere else.
Cycophant wrote: »
So - that EVGA is a great deal, but I'm worried the 320meg of RAM is going to severely hamstring it. Palit I've never heard of, but I threw up the option anyway, just in case. I'm more leaning towards the two Galaxy cards; but I remember hearing that most 8800GT's will perform the same as the 8800GTS for the most part. If that's the case, the 8800GT overclocked seems like the perfect card for me, since it's nice and cheap too. Would the GTS be worth the extra $50 for a slightly higher clockspeed and whatever other improvements the GTS brings over the GT?
Anyone have any thoughts?
urahonky wrote: »
I'm pretty sure the 8800's can output at HD resolution. The box even says it's HDTV compatible.
Why did they keep telling you it was going to ship?
Dell told me they were out. When I asked when they were going to get more, Dell said the card had been discontinued. Even after I showed them the same card at places like Newegg they were still "Uh uh, discontinued. Would you like to order one of these other 8800s for $350?" so I cancelled. This was in late December.
The GTS 512MB is ~10-15% faster than the GT, but that edge gets chopped in half when you turn on AA. That's because the GTS doesn't improve memory bandwith (+8% over GT) as much as it does clock speed (+24% over GT).
I'd avoid the GTS 320MB. It's an older revision that's pretty significantly outperformed by the GT. That eVGA is the card I'm upgrading from.
These are cheap enough to upgrade to..
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EDIT: Balls! Got a backorder e-mail! Hope they get more right quick.
Stock eVGA 8800GT $230 at Newegg. Might be cheaper if you're in a state that taxes for Microcenter but not for Newegg. Free shipping.
There's also a 2.26ghz verion for $250, and a 512 1.97ghz version for $270.
Yep, as long as your monitor(in this case, HDTV) has the ability handle it, the 8800's will push resolution out up to 2560x1600(Equivilent to 1600p, so this will last you a long time).