the one that cost $50 more comes with crysis...if you don't plan on getting the game or already have it...def. get the cheaper one....both 8800GTS cards are exactly the same...only difference is 1 comes with a game the other doesn't.
Unless you know you will trade up to a more expensive card it is not worth it. You can buy Crysis for less than that. If you trade up though to say an 9800GX2, you have a higher trade in value and get to keep crysis free. I'd still just grab the cheaper one though.
Yes that riles me also but it still represents a real alternative in my opinion, if it goes much higher i will stop recomending it, I just wish that the companies MSI/EVGA/HIS/ASUS etc would stamp a RRP on the cards to stop this blatant profitering.
VR-Zone has gotten some details and photos of the GeForce 9800 GTX (G92-P392) card.
It comes with 12-layer PCB at 4.376" by 10.5".
This card is clocked at 673MHz for core and 1683MHz for the shader while memory clock is yet to be determined.
The memory interface is 256-bit with 512MB of 136-pin BGA GDDR3 memory onboard. It comes with two DVI-I and one HDTV-out. There are two SLI
connectors and two 6-pin PCIe power connector. The card employs the CoolerMaster
TM67 cooler where the fan is rated at 0.34A, 4.08W, 2900rpm, 34dBA. The total
board power is 168W.