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Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS 512
Posted by newsbot on December 11th 2007



Despite its horribly confusing naming scheme, Nvidia’s GeForce8800 GTS512 is a good product at face value, as it delivers unprecedentedperformance at the price point Nvidia is trying to hit. However, theproblem Nvidia has is that if it doesn’t manage to hit the price pointit’s given to us and the price edges up towards the £250 mark, itbrings the GeForce 8800 GTX back into play. That said, if the GeForce 8800 GTS 512 hits the ~£220 retail pricewe’ve been given, it will hit a sweetspot that will make it a viablealternative to a stock-clocked GeForce 8800 GT and should make it muchbetter value than most of the pre-overclocked 8800 GTs out there. Wesaid the GeForce 8800 GT delivered performance that rivalled theGeForce 8800 GTX, but the GeForce 8800 GTS 512 manages to take thefight to the GeForce 8800 GTX and in many scenarios it’s actuallyfaster.It’s worth making it clear that the GeForce 8800 GTS 512 is not aGeForce 8800 GTX killer and the GeForce 8800 GTX and Ultra will stillcontinue to rule the roost at high resolutions with anti-aliasingenabled. However, what Nvidia has done is made a similar level ofperformance available to those with monitors around 1680x1050 at a muchlower price point – if you're looking at playing games on a 1920x1200(or higher) screen, we'd still recommend the 8800 GTX.Ultimately the decision of whether to buy the GeForce 8800 GTS 512 willcome down to how much retailers want to charge for it. That’s somethingthat Nvidia unfortunately cannot control, but it could easily be boththe making of this product and its downfall too.

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