Posted 21 January 2008 - 02:00 PM
I'd say your better of with a 8800GT 256MB rather than the 8800GTS 320MB. They should cost about the same, but the 8800GT is better. It is based on the newer G92 core, when the 8800GTX 320MB is based on the old G80. It also has 112 stream processors when the 8800GTS 320MB only has 96. It's weak side is that the 256MB of memory is holding it back, but that is true for the 8800GTS 320MB as well.
Compatibility on 64-bit isn't nearly as good as it is on the 32-bit side. It isn't really worth it except that you need 64 bit to get the use of the full 4GB RAM. If you want 64 bit your better of with Vista.
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