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Seems like a good deal to me at Amazon. Before anyone asks, the card is advertised as the 8800GTS however I think Amazon has got the listing wrong and that this is in fact a 8800 GT. Apart from the price being a give away, the model number is listed as MSIMINUS8800GTMINUS256MB i.e. MSI-8800GT-256MB.

This seems like a great price for the 256MB version of the card with the 512MB costing £50 more. It's worth noting that this is clocked exactly the same as the 512MB card and differs only in memory,

The item is listed as 'dispatched within 1 to 2 weeks' so not in stock immediately, but then neither is hardly anyone else. If anyone's in the market for a new card this seems ideal for the price!
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#1
do you rekon they might have made a typo and this is a 8600GTS 256MB? I havent seen any 8800GT 256MB cards although I know they are supposed to be coming out soon.
#2
Well given the model number is listed as 8800GT, I'd say that this is definitely a 8800GT. The 256MB were always going to be available a couple of weeks after the 512MB so their dispatch estimate seems to correlate with that too.
#3
Tejstar
Well given the model number is listed as 8800GT, I'd say that this is definitely a 8800GT. The 256MB were always going to be available a couple of weeks after the 512MB so their dispatch estimate seems to correlate with that too.


Not sure if theyve change it but its now showing as 8800GTS... confusing! GTS's only have 320Mb or 640Mb...:oops:
#4
russ
Not sure if theyve change it but its now showing as 8800GTS... confusing! GTS's only have 320Mb or 640Mb...:oops:

Another reason why I believe they are in fact advertising the 8800GT! ;)
#5
the 256 meg versions of the GT are out at the end of november according to the reports... only the 512 version are available now
#6
[SIZE=1]Yep, even the MSI website has no mention of these 256Mb cards yet: [/SIZE][SIZE=1]USA site[/SIZE][SIZE=1] (only 512Mb listed) / [/SIZE][SIZE=1]UK site[/SIZE][SIZE=1] (8800GT not even listed!)[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=1]Edit: voted hot anyway![/SIZE]
#7
Ordered one.... I'll see what turns up...hopefully it's a shiny new 8800GT
#8
I reckon this is definitely a GT. As russ pointed out, GTS come in 320MB and 640MB flavours, with 768MB reserved for the GTX and Ultra versions.
#9
I recokn standard price for one of these should be around £120 when they first come out.... The 512MB should be around £130.... in my opinion the 512 MB version are all overpriced currently....due to demand being so high -Crysis release etc.

But as prices are....this is £50 cheaper than the 512MB version....so hot deal
#10
Might just to a typo. As I would expect 8800GT 256MB cost abit more than £119.63 for us in UK. 512MB branded version cost £170+. Some already avaliable. Sell out quite fast.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=701&catid=56&subid=1008
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Products.ASP?CatID=15&FilterCategories=512&Thumbnails=yes
http://www.ebuyer.com/search/?strSearch=8800GT&bolShowAll=true filter search 8800gt

Not long for Crysis, Gears of War and Call Of Duty 4.
#11
I'm interested but waiting for figures
#12
redondo5
I recokn standard price for one of these should be around £120 when they first come out.... The 512MB should be around £130.... in my opinion the 512 MB version are all overpriced currently....due to demand being so high -Crysis release etc.

But as prices are....this is £50 cheaper than the 512MB version....so hot deal


I can't think of a reason why you'd think that. To anyone who read that comment, disregard it. The 8800GT (512mb, at least) out performed the GTS cards in some benchmarks and even matched up equally to the GTX card. The only major difference performance wise was at very high resolutions. So, if you're after a new card, this is definately the one to go for if you're on a budget, and at this price it's undoubtedly at the very top of the food chain in terms of price to performance ratios.
#13
The reason I think they're (the 512MB versions) overpriced...or inflated in price - is because of the lack of opposition... from ATI.... and as I said...a surge in demand...that's why we have inflated prices for these cards...unfortunately, as they have no serious rivals IMO....we are given these prices as standard...

Anyway, I take your comments about the the performance v price... a very good card at a very good price... and this deal is hot... hence why i've ordered one.
#14
MrBThatsMe
I can't think of a reason why you'd think that. To anyone who read that comment, disregard it. The 8800GT (512mb, at least) out performed the GTS cards in some benchmarks and even matched up equally to the GTX card. The only major difference performance wise was at very high resolutions. So, if you're after a new card, this is definately the one to go for if you're on a budget, and at this price it's undoubtedly at the very top of the food chain in terms of price to performance ratios.
In the US they are £120-ish

Irrespective of whether they are worth the price, they ARE taking the **** with pricing - they are charging £50 more than they need to PURELY for profits.

PS - I wouldn't touch a card that fast with 256 MB with a barge-pole.

Your signing yourself up to buy a card that in 3 weeks could be a LOT cheaper.
suspended#15
i'd wait until reviews for the 256mb version are out tbh. the 256mb is only supposed to be $50 more (£25), once uk gets lots of stock of the 512mb's then prices will lower and there will be just £30 difference.
#16
If its a 1-2 week delay in shipping, I'd wait.
The price is likely to level out by then and some of the GTS cards will fall in price as a result.
Unless you're into extreme gaming, even a 320MB GTS card will suffice for the time being.
#17
its for the GTS model not the GT

the GT is by far a better card.
I bought the inno 8800gt from ebuyer at £145 and it arrived yesterday, and its amazing.Go to tomshardware to see how it compares the GTS is a poor card in comparision , the GT comes in about 10% short of a GTX, and they are around £300
#18
amancalledchip
its for the GTS model not the GT

the GT is by far a better card.
I bought the inno 8800gt from ebuyer at £145 and it arrived yesterday, and its amazing.Go to tomshardware to see how it compares the GTS is a poor card in comparision , the GT comes in about 10% short of a GTX, and they are around £300


Good news youve got hold of one - is it noisy tho?
#19
amancalledchip
its for the GTS model not the GT


As I said I'm sure the listing is a mistake. Even the new GTS card will not come with 256MB RAM, only 512MB and 1GB.
#20
Jakg
In the US they are £120-ish

Irrespective of whether they are worth the price, they ARE taking the **** with pricing - they are charging £50 more than they need to PURELY for profits.

PS - I wouldn't touch a card that fast with 256 MB with a barge-pole.

Your signing yourself up to buy a card that in 3 weeks could be a LOT cheaper.


In 3 weeks, I doubt the price is going to be coming down that much. Point me in the direction of a manufacturer who isn't selling stuff to make a big profit. I bought a Radeon 9700 about 5 years ago for £200 when the competition was rife. That was one of, if not the best card on the market at the time so to say these cards are over priced is daft as it's been like this for years and years.
#21
with the pound being 2.09 to the dollar.. would be cheaper to buy on from the us of a. Een if your unlucky and get charged the import duty it will still be cheaper
#22
There's even more confusion surrounding this listing now. It is now listed on Amazon's site as 'MSI nVidia 8600GTS 256MB Graphics Card'. This is despite the picture showing a dual slot 8800GTS and the Item model number still as a 8800GT 256MB! Somebody seems very confused!
#24
I don't think I would like to risk buying this one. As you say the picture definately shows a double slot 8800GTS, wherea the 8800GT is only a single slot card.

They (Amazon) also offer a 512MB BFG 8800GT, which comes slightly overclocked 'out of the box' at £163.19. This isn't a bad price at the moment, but I am sure it will (generally) drop a bit as more cards of this type become available.

It is a cracking card though (I have just bought one from overclockers.co.uk) and it even fits into my Shuttle!
#25
I doubt Nvidia are overcharging since I think they are sensing that ATI are coming out with a new card. It is a good deal, but 256mb? I guess it fits those with 1024*728 res or less only.
#26

Well it all depends whether the picture in the listing is correct or not.

If so, then they have the model name wrong along with the memory as the card you linked to is 320MB not 256MB.
#27
The picture shows an old 8800GTS, the caption reads 256MB and 8600GTS....

Even at £120 for an old 8800 GTS 384MB - I'd have to see how it performs against an 8800GT 256MB - before buying...
#28
256mb vs 512mb is only an issue when your playing at 1600 x 1200 or above resolutions.

Any one got one from Amazon yet to confirm what it is?

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