8800 GTS with 112SP’s still too much for the 8800 GT
As the site note, the current 8800 GTS boards on the market with 112 shader processors are the:
– EVGA 8800GTS 640MB SSC Edition
– XFX 8800GTS 640MB Alpha Dog
– BFG 8800GTS 640MB Extreme Edition
Although as already mentioned, these will be replaced in both price and performance by the G92 revision with 128 shaders and higher clocks (the latest info points to a December 3rd release).
Was I impressed with the EVGA 8800GTS SSC? Yes, I was but I have my reservations about recommending it outright. Let?s be honest; most customers don?t play at ultra high resolutions with high levels of AA and AF enabled and it is here where parallels between the new 8800GT and this card will be called into question. The SSC carries a nearly 30% price premium but it performs on-par with the GT at lower resolutions. On the other hand this new 112 Stream Processor equipped GTS is able in most cases to manhandle the stock 8800GT at higher resolutions and in games with larger textures or more detail. Another unfortunate occurrence is the complete lack of 8800GT cards on the market today; there are long backorder lists at popular retailers and consumers may be looking for an alternative. If you are willing to pay the extra $75 (or thereabouts) for the 8800GTS with 112 Stream Processors, you will not regret your decision.