Looking at these numbers I really feel that this just strengthens my point about the 8800GT 512MB being a crazy model. With a bit of overclocking on its stock cooler you can bring it up to the performance of the new stock clocked G92 based 8800GTS.
The 8800GTS is going to launch at $100 USD more than the 8800GT (or about $150 AUD). This is a lot of money. Ultimately the 8800GTS G92 card is going to be a faster offering; and sure the price increase isn't insane like the Ultra was to the GTX, but the model doesn't seem to fit that great into the full lineup.
If on the other hand the good G92 cores only go to the 8800GTS and the 8800GT becomes a poor overclocker then it could be a different story. Also, if the 512MB model becomes discontinued and a lower speed 256MB model hits the market we again could see how it would become a good model. The bottom line though is that the 8800GT 512MB is such a good model you can completely understand why there are so many on back order.
There has to be a reason for the lack of stock though, and personally I think it has to do with the fact that once the 8800GTS 512MB becomes available the 512MB 8800GT is going to suddenly become completely unavailable. The card took so much attention away from the new 3870 and 3850 that people simply don't know these ATI counterparts exist. If NVIDIA can ride this wave going into the Christmas break then they're laughing all the way to the bank.
If someone is happy to overclock, it's hard to recommend the GTS to them. However, it could end up being the only card in stock over this holiday period. Time will tell.
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