logo
wwwsharky
quicksearch


start menu
Home
Forum
PC Buyers
CPU Prices
RAM Prices
Compare Prices
About Us
spacer
bend
Sharky Extreme : Video cards October 19, 2011
bend
spacer
Get the latest reviews and tutorials!
Register for the free
Hardware Daily Newsletter!




 - Most Active Threads
 - Technical Support
 - CPUs & Overclocking



RSS feed


Be a Marketplace Partner






internet.commerce
Be a Commerce Partner

internet.com
IT
Developer
Internet News
Small Business
Personal Technology

Search internet.com
Advertise
Corporate Info
Newsletters
Tech Jobs
E-mail Offers


Video cards

spacer  

PNY GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB Review

By Vince Freeman :  July 11, 2007

Benchmark Analysis

The PNY GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB performed right on par with our expectations, and displayed an overall performance advantage compared to last-gen mainstream and high-end graphics cards, as well as significant advantages in some newer games and 3D tests. This is a testament to its flexibility, as not only does the PNY GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB offer cutting-edge DirectX 10 support, but it can make mincemeat of old and new games alike. The GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB card effectively replaces the high-end GeForce 7950 GT 512MB and GeForce 7900 GTX 512MB products, and gives DirectX 10 buyers a less expensive entry-point than the GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB, which can push $400, and the GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB, which is well over $500.

Value

The retail price of the PNY GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB currently sits in the $280-$300 range, which compares to the Radeon X1950 Pro 256MB ($135-$150), GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB ($170-$190), GeForce 7950 GT 256MB ($190-$210), GeForce 7950 GT 512MB ($240-$260), Radeon X1900 XTX 512MB ($325-$340), and Radeon X1950 XTX 512MB ($350-$365). The higher-end Radeon HD 2900 XT 512MB ($380-$400), GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB ($360-$390) are slightly more expensive. In terms of overall value, the PNY GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB is one of the lowest cost GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB on the shelf, and does extremely well in the price-performance arena, especially against the ATI competition.

* Please note that online prices reflect Retail models when possible, only OEM where noted. Prices are taken at the time of review, and are not intended to reflect long-term trends.

Conclusion

The GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB is a very important product in the NVIDIA lineup. It not only provides a lower-cost entry point to the high-end gaming market, but by dropping the memory to 320MB, it does so without losing an inch in terms of pure GPU power or features. PNY has done a very good job with their GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB, and has hit all the quality, price and warranty points. It stacks up quite well against both the ATI and NVIDIA competition, and while not a DirectX 10 card for the masses, the PNY GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB does put a lot less strain on the wallet.

Pros:

  • DirectX 10/SM4.0 Support
  • Under-$300 High-end Card
  • Excellent Performance for the Class

Cons:

  • Dual Slot Design
  • Competition from 640MB GeForce 8800 GTS

Ratings:




Page 1

The PNY GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB Card

Page 2

Test Setup and Benchmark Software

Page 3

DOOM 3 and Quake 4 Performance

Page 4

Farcry and Supreme Commander Performance

Page 5

F.E.A.R. and Company of Heroes Performance

Page 6

Lost Planet DirectX 9/10 Widescreen Performance

Page 7

3DMark06 Advanced Feature Performance

  • Page 8

    Benchmark Analysis, Value and Conclusion





    Internet.com
    The Network for Technology Professionals

    Search:

    About Internet.com

    Legal Notices, Licensing, Permissions, Privacy Policy.
    Advertise | Newsletters | E-mail Offers