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BFG Tech 8800 GTS OC 320MB DDR Already On Sale

Post by Apoptosis » Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:51 am

BFG Technologies GeForce 8800 GTS OC Video Card, PCI Express x16, 320MB DDR

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Redefine your gaming reality with the BFG Tech NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GTS OC 320MB PCI Express® graphics card featuring the world's first DirectX® 10 GPU and a powerful unified architecture that delivers an incredibly true-to-life gaming experience. Power through games at record speeds and charge through game maps with vividly realistic, sun-up to sun-down HDR lighting effects while steering clear of mind-blowing physics effects such as explosions, fire, and smoke. Crank up 16x full-screen anti-aliasing without missing a beat - no jaggies, no worries.
Here are the features listed on COMP USA's site:

Slot Type: PCI Express x16
Video Chipset Brand: NVIDIA
Chipset: GeForce 8800GTS
Core Clock Speed: 550 MHz
Installed Video Memory: 320 MB
Memory Technology: DDR3-SDRAM
Memory Speed: 1600 MHz
RAMDAC Speed: Dual 400 MHz

Looks like the review sites are the only ones that listen to NDA's anymore.

HERE is the link to Pre-Order one...

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Post by Apoptosis » Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:52 am

oh and I just wanted to point out that this DX10 8800 GTS 320MB card is the OC'd version. Thinking logically, this would mean the regular 8800 GTS 320MB card would be less... say under $300.

If it was $299.99 imagine with a rebate one of these could be had for $250-$270 if and when rebates are to be had after launch.

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Post by SAMSAMHA » Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:34 pm

seems like maybe in a month or so, we maybe looking at sub 200 8800GTS card:)

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Post by Apoptosis » Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:55 pm

SAMSAMHA wrote:seems like maybe in a month or so, we maybe looking at sub 200 8800GTS card:)
nah

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Post by KnightRid » Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:46 am

Apoptosis wrote:
SAMSAMHA wrote:seems like maybe in a month or so, we maybe looking at sub 200 8800GTS card:)
nah
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Post by blitzkrieg1110 » Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:24 am

Why would they lower the price of an 8800gts to 200? They wouldn't, the 8600 Ultra is supposed to be released at 179.99, that will be the card to buy in that price point.

I would be hesitant to buy an 8800gts with half the memory. In the high resolutions (where 8800s should be used) I would imagine it would choke compared to the 640mb.

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Post by Azndude51 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:26 pm

blitzkrieg1110 wrote:Why would they lower the price of an 8800gts to 200? They wouldn't, the 8600 Ultra is supposed to be released at 179.99, that will be the card to buy in that price point.

I would be hesitant to buy an 8800gts with half the memory. In the high resolutions (where 8800s should be used) I would imagine it would choke compared to the 640mb.
Well, looking at the reviews and benchmarks, the 8800GTS 320MB would be best for those with 17" and 19" LCDs running at 1280x1024. Any higher, it usually chose, like you said. Also, if you're one of those people who don't use AA/AF, then the 320MB would be okay even with higher resolutions.

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Post by amdathlonfx » Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:14 am

I think the 640 MB version is not worth the extra money.In the lower resolutions,both the 320MB & the 640MB versions work equally & only in the higher resolutions,there r some differences b2in them.This can't justify the extra price for the 640MB version.

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Post by InsolenceAndHeresy » Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:51 am

well if you use ultra high res textures in Oblivion with everything cranked up to NUTZ, the 640 would be unbelievably useful.

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Post by funkflex » Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:14 am

I think that there should be difference between the 8800GTS 640 MB and the 8800GTS 320 MB only in the 3Dmarks and maybe in the higher resolution, but people like me (with 17" monitors) don't need the 640MB version. The prize difference counts too :mrgreen:
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Post by super_cool » Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:02 am

funkflex wrote:I think that there should be difference between the 8800GTS 640 MB and the 8800GTS 320 MB only in the 3Dmarks and maybe in the higher resolution, but people like me (with 17" monitors) don't need the 640MB version. The prize difference counts too :mrgreen:
Ya, I agree with u, I do have a 17'' monitor too & the 640 MB version is only giving better results in the higher resolutions. So, it's completely waste of money to go for the 640MB version if not using any uber high resolution.

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Post by werty316 » Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:21 pm

If you don't have a monitor capable of a resolution higher than 1280x1024, getting a 8800GTX or 8800GTS 640MB would not be worth it.
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Post by road » Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:47 pm

I read Compusa is closing nearly 50% of their stores. -Grain of salt.- Not sure if will help them at this point. What would really suck is if someone pre-orders, then the company claims bankruptcy and you had to fight to get money back.

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Post by ladmo70 » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:44 am

I picked up the 320mb version Saturday at Fry's (thanks to a few gift cards). Sure looks/runs games 1000 times better than my old ATI R700!!

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