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    Evga 8800gs-384 or Sapphire HD3850-512?

    To play at 1280x960, 16xAF, Sliders 5/4. They both overclock well.

    8800gs-384: 130€
    HD3850-512: 125€

    Please don't reply "you should buy a 8800gt". The best I can find is the XFX that costs 180€, and EVGA seems to be a much better brand. And 180€ ~= 280$, it hurts a bit

    #2
    Consider 9600GT? It perform better than 8800GS and 3850 in most situations. And it will get
    better driver support in the future too.
    I don't know how much it cost in Europe though. Or you can wait some time for 8800GT-512 price drop, since there are so many G92-based cards now.

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      #3
      8800gs-384: 130€, period

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        #4
        both cards are very nice cards - i would go with the 3850 for the extra vram, if you intend on playing other games with antilaiasing, chances are you will hit the 384mb limit. ati cards generally also have a much better image quality

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          #5
          Originally posted by Benfica View Post
          Please don't reply "you should buy a 8800gt". The best I can find is the XFX that costs 180€, and EVGA seems to be a much better brand. And 180€ ~= 280$, it hurts a bit
          Seriously if you can get an 8800GT for only $50 more, there's no point not to go for it. The brand is irrelevant since they are both reference cards - they are identical, the only difference is the sticker, the box and bundled software.

          Unless you plan to use the step-up program but I have no experience with it myself.

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            #6
            The downfall of the gs is its 192bit bus, as long as your around 12*10 or less you should be fine. I also hear ut3 not liking ati very much.

            Xfx is a fine brand (i have evga 8800gt ko). Both are top companys, i think xfx gives you a double lifetime warranty so you can resell the card and the new owner is still covered.

            You may wanna compare the 9600gt to the 8800gs, i havent really looked to deep.

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              #7
              Thx for the replies

              @joe74509: Consider 9600GT ?
              I did, but it costs only 20€ less than the 8800gt-512

              @UnskilledPRO: 8800gs-384: 130€, period


              @Devil_Spawn: I would go with the 3850 for the extra vram... ati cards generally also have a much better image quality.
              Interesting. Nice to know about the image quality

              @Mosh: Seriously if you can get an 8800GT for only $50 more, there's no point not to go for it
              50€ is about 80$ Yeah, I considered the 8800gt, but I must stop somewhere. For instance, with 30€ more I could get HD3850-256 crossfire. I've seen a review where it's a tad faster than a single 8800ultra

              @Chadwixx: The downfall of the gs is its 192bit bus.
              Yes, and the 384MB. I can stick to 1280x960 and don't mind about no-AA, but I want to max out the textures and keep 80-90fps

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                #8
                I think the 8800gs will do just fine in that "low" resolution, my 8800gts 640MB deliver around 100 fps at 1600x1200 AA 2 and 5-5 details

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                  #9
                  Well, in that case I vote for 8800GS.
                  ATi cards are slower in games like COD4, and they don't update drivers very often.
                  I remembered seeing some 8800 GTS-640 and ATi 3870 on sale, maybe you can check them out.(Some vendors sell 8800gts-640 now as low as 140 usd here in Taiwan)

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                    #10
                    Benfica: The 8800GS will not get you the FPS you want with those settings and resolution. Maybe if you're only going to play DM/Duel with less than 10 other players, but if you're going to be playing CTF/VCTF/Warfare then you'll need a more powerful card. All the links below are in the 130€ range and crush the 8800GS.

                    8800GT (STOCK) = http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...56&subcat=1008

                    8800GT (Overclocked) = http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...56&subcat=1008

                    Recommended cards!

                    8800GTS 512 (G92) = http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=56&subcat=927

                    8800GTS 512 (G92) = http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=56&subcat=927

                    This retailer ships Internationally, but specifically to Portugal, which is where your sig says your from.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by UnskilledPRO View Post
                      I think the 8800gs will do just fine in that "low" resolution, my 8800gts 640MB deliver around 100 fps at 1600x1200 AA 2 and 5-5 details
                      This isn't possible. Again, maybe if all you play is duel and you only have to process 1 other player (and then its doubtful). Other than that I know for a fact that card won't put out 100 fps for constant gameplay. Especially at its stock speed.

                      Hell I've got two in SLI overclocked to 620/900 and don't get anywhere neer 100 FPS and I'm playing on a lower resolution. 1680 x 1050.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by -=D0n0v4n=- View Post
                        This isn't possible. Again, maybe if all you play is duel and you only have to process 1 other player (and then its doubtful). Other than that I know for a fact that card won't put out 100 fps for constant gameplay. Especially at its stock speed.

                        Hell I've got two in SLI overclocked to 620/900 and don't get anywhere neer 100 FPS and I'm playing on a lower resolution. 1680 x 1050.
                        It sure is possible, the only part that is OC'ed in my box is my CPU.

                        I play v-ctf and warfare only, but with framerate capped at 60fps so that there is no chance of thearing. The only times I experiance framedrops are when loading maps and whatnow in the menu, it just kills my computer. I have done some tests without frame cap and reached an avg framerate of 99 according to the UT3 benchmark tool.

                        Either way, i think he will be able to have a constant 60 fps with that card as long as he runs at such a "low" resolution.

                        -tJev

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                          #13
                          Ty dudes for your opinions

                          =-=D0n0v4n=-, unfortunately the prices are British pounds . For the stock 8800gt, 140£ ~= 190€ ~= 300$.
                          We are being f'ing ripped off on this side of the Atlantic

                          I made up my mind, I'm going for the 8800gs:
                          - I called and it's sold out. But on the next batch, it will cost only 113€
                          - And this:

                          25% OC: 8800gs
                          [shot]http://members.***.net/marvelous211/pixel fillrate.jpg[/shot][shot]http://members.***.net/marvelous211/texture fillrate.jpg[/shot]
                          [shot]http://members.***.net/marvelous211/SM3.jpg[/shot]
                          My current card is 20% slower than the slowest shown above

                          These are at stock speed. The gs is using a more recent set of drivers than the others though:
                          http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/E...800_GS/16.html
                          [shot]http://i4.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/GeForce_8800_GS/images/ut3_1024_768.gif[/shot][shot]http://i4.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/GeForce_8800_GS/images/ut3_1280_1024.gif[/shot]

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                            #14
                            Told ya it was the right choise :P

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by UnskilledPRO View Post
                              Told ya it was the right choise :P
                              Even though NVidia's ethics aren't the best around. Their inflated the price of the 8600gts, to make the 300$ 8800gts with 320MB look like an excellent value.

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