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nVidia GeForce 8800GTS 320MB - Halving the memory

nVidia are releasing their GeForce 8800GTS 320MB graphics card today which is around 20% cheaper than the 640MB version.

By: | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Feb 11, 2007 5:00 am

 

Introduction

 

Creating a 320MB edition of the GeForce 8800GTS was a good idea, before we even look into the card or test it. The decision to create the toned down model was fantastic, a whole lot better than releasing a new card with a completely different naming scheme that was just going to go ahead and confuse everyone.

 

They shouldn't have changed the name anyway, since it is an 8800GTS with just less memory. Fortunately they didn't do something stupid like call it the "8850GT" which does nothing but cause panic to everyone who owns a new graphics card.

 

Palit have come to the party today and shown us the 320MB version of the 8800GTS - we're going to have a quick look at it and the package before we gets stuck into what really matters, and of course what we really want to know. Are we sacrificing much by loosing 320MB of memory?

 

Well, let's find out!

Pine Technology XFX GeForce 8800 GTX, (768 MB) PCI Express Graphic Card

 

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