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8800GTS (G92) vs 8800GT. Is the price premium worth it?

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December 11, 2007 3:33:47 PM

Well the G92 8800 Gts is now with us, and here in the uk it retails for between £225 & £270 ($470 to $560) for a few FPS more than the 8800Gt which is a good £50 less. I thought that this would be a GTX killer but by the benches I've seen....i isn't.

Is it worth the extra especially with GTX prices coming down (slowly) all the time.
December 11, 2007 3:37:22 PM

$100 is not worth it for me...$50 US dollars is.

$250 for a 8800GT or $370 for a 8800GTS...id take the 8800GT everytime.

$120 is not worth 3 FPS...i would rather get a new e2180 CPU!
December 11, 2007 3:47:33 PM

Agreed.
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December 12, 2007 4:23:55 AM

Yep I agree. The big price differences don’t justify the small performance gap between the tow cards! GT all the way! :bounce: 
December 12, 2007 4:33:52 AM

it comes down to the cooler - the GTS is worth the warranty and the better cooler if your an extreme gamer

i am going to try 2 8800GT and expect them to crash - thats fine - i water cool them in a different pc
December 12, 2007 4:49:16 AM

Anand sums it up as usual...

"It looks like our verdict still stands: if you want one of the best gaming cards on the market today, the 8800 GT 512MB is still our choice. It's more expensive than we'd like, but the 256MB version is a little too slow, and the GTS 512 isn't fast enough. The 8800 GT 512MB is just right."
December 12, 2007 5:59:56 AM

thats wrong

why the 8800gt is out of stock and selling for around $300

you can get a game and a 8800GTS for 360

those statements are based on retail prices and the expected over price of over $450 get you 8800GTS while you can its the best deal in gaming cards since the 7800GTX!
December 12, 2007 6:36:29 AM

dragonsprayer said:
thats wrong

why the 8800gt is out of stock and selling for around $300

you can get a game and a 8800GTS for 360

those statements are based on retail prices and the expected over price of over $450 get you 8800GTS while you can its the best deal in gaming cards since the 7800GTX!


As far as i remember that 7800GTX was as extortionate as all the other Ultra/GTX cards there has been? The best gaming card deal ever was probably the 6600GT, it was better than the previous Gen. high end and cost a fraction of the price.

I in all honesty do reckon that the GTS is worth the premium. That new cooler design will allow the clocks to be ramped up much farther than with a standard GT. When i get my GTS in a month or two i'll post up some benchmark scores and see how it overclocks on standard cooler and on water cooling.
December 12, 2007 7:13:34 AM

The OC's versions of the 8800gt in the the UK go for £200-£225, so not much less than the 8800gts.

However the warranty for the OCd versions (evga or BFG), has tipped me for the 8800GT and now I'm just waiting for the stock to arrive.
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December 12, 2007 3:54:18 PM

dragonsprayer said:
thats wrong

why the 8800gt is out of stock and selling for around $300

you can get a game and a 8800GTS for 360

those statements are based on retail prices and the expected over price of over $450 get you 8800GTS while you can its the best deal in gaming cards since the 7800GTX!


First, you can buy an 8800GT for under $250 if you look hard enough.

Second, how on earth was the 7800GTX a great deal? It was $600 at launch and didn't last long at all for what you would have paid. http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.aspx?i=2451
December 12, 2007 8:58:37 PM

I've been waiting over 3 weeks for news of my 8800GT...out of stock it says every time I look. Working over in France at the moment, and I can tell you I haven't seen one 8800 on the shelves.
Tonight however, I cancelled my order and ordered a new Zotac 8800GTS 512..for about 50€ more than I would have paid for the GT...why you ask?...because it was in stock and I haven't even unwrapped Crysis from it's celophane.
Merry Xmas :) 
December 12, 2007 9:08:31 PM

Indeed...the g92 gts is just way too high of a price to justfiy a purchase. It offers the same, if not just a tad bit better performance than a 8800 GTX depending on the game. This late into this generation?..Why pay so much for that type of performance, when a 8800 GT can nearly offer the same performance for a MUCH smaller price figure. the 8800 GT is a great value, the g92 gts...not really a value...Yes it has more SP...but the 256bit interface among other things cripples the performance to match the 8800 GTX...

IMO...nab a 8800 GT and wait for the 9800.
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