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9800GT - Price/Performance vs 8800GT?

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February 28, 2008 7:01:12 AM

So I bought a evga 8800GT, 3 months back...step-up has expired (though I realized I could of just registered my card much later than when I bought it - giving me more time to step-up whenever I wanted). Anyways, it seems that the 9800GT will be replacing the 8800GT. Any ideas on price and what kinda of performance we can expect? Any guesses?

Now, if the price is $400+ for the 9800GT...than I am happy...cause in no way would I ever spend that much money for a graphic card. $300 is my limit, and I got my 8800GT for $250. Now a days the 8800GT is $200...so even if I was planning on buying a new card in 2-3 months, I think I would buy the 8800GT....that is if the price of the 9800GT is really that high. If the price is ~$300, I am going to go QQ in the corner of my room... =/

Basically, if you had $300 to spend on a video card in May 08'...would you STILL buy a 8800GT/GTS? Or is there a card coming out near that price range that can perform better than the 8800GT/GTS.

The 9800GT seems to be the cheapest of the high-end graphic cards coming out and that is why I take so much interest in it, because I believe it might be the next best "bang for buck" video card. Currently, the 8800GT > 9600GT on most benchmarks...I am currently still very happy with my 8800GT, since at first, I was expecting the 9600GT to blow my 8800GT away (I hate this number game). I just want to know what ~$300 can buy in May and if the 8800GT will still be the best bang for buck.

And yes I know...no one knows the real price/performance of the 9800GT...But an educated guess would be nice.
February 28, 2008 7:39:25 AM

I doubt the 9800 will be worth the extra £/$ over your 8800GT.
When the 9800 does come out, it'll probably be a better buy (if you have an SLi board) to stick one of those in and wait for something considerably faster!
That's what I would do anyway :) 
February 28, 2008 8:33:40 AM

I doubt it to... Also I havent stepped up my card yet but I believe you have to send them your invoice that comfirms your purchase date when you send in your video card. I could be wrong though...
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February 28, 2008 1:20:32 PM

how much do u think a 9800GT will cost?
February 28, 2008 1:35:33 PM

qmalik said:
how much do u think a 9800GT will cost?


3 Bags of Pubic hair taken from gypsy virgins.
February 28, 2008 1:41:45 PM

sick.....???!
February 28, 2008 2:08:34 PM

dev1se said:
3 Bags of Pubic hair taken from gypsy virgins.


Male or Female?
February 28, 2008 2:32:50 PM

pchoi04 said:
I doubt it to... Also I havent stepped up my card yet but I believe you have to send them your invoice that comfirms your purchase date when you send in your video card. I could be wrong though...


Yes, your 90 days are from the purchase date, not from the date you registered.
February 28, 2008 3:06:47 PM

9800GT = $300, $350?

Anyone got an educated guess.
February 28, 2008 3:07:20 PM

mtyermom said:
Yes, your 90 days are from the purchase date, not from the date you registered.


ah oka..that makes more sense.
February 28, 2008 3:08:50 PM

Initially, mark-up will probably take it beyond 8800GT prices (for the people that buy components by number size, i.e. it's a 9 series, so must be better than 8) and I reckon subject to supply they will quite rapidly drop back down to below the 8800GT.
February 28, 2008 5:35:20 PM

Its a poor investment. Going from one DX10.0 card to another is silly. If you had a 8400 or something then I could see out of desperation but even then ATI is the clear choice for performance per $ combined with future proofing as DX10.1(Nvidia is stuck at 10.0 as its hardware is not compatable with any future dx updates) is the answer to bad performance we are all being stuck with.
February 28, 2008 6:38:22 PM

dev1se said:
3 Bags of Pubic hair taken from gypsy virgins.

You could use that to make yourself a toupee.
February 28, 2008 7:18:38 PM

jerseygamer said:
Its a poor investment. Going from one DX10.0 card to another is silly. If you had a 8400 or something then I could see out of desperation but even then ATI is the clear choice for performance per $ combined with future proofing as DX10.1(Nvidia is stuck at 10.0 as its hardware is not compatable with any future dx updates) is the answer to bad performance we are all being stuck with.

I am just quoting this because I don't think jerseygamer's point has been put across enough times in this forum. Spread the word!

[:labbai:2]
February 28, 2008 7:28:01 PM

foxrocks said:
I am just quoting this because I don't think jerseygamer's point has been put across enough times in this forum. Spread the word!

[:labbai:2]



Don't encourage him...
February 28, 2008 10:45:46 PM

its kinda lame for nvidia to make 9-series DX10...and not 10.1 =/
February 28, 2008 11:13:51 PM

If I see one more thread about the price of 9800's I'm going to kill you all.
February 28, 2008 11:51:56 PM

dostanio said:
sick.....???!
Should be a lot of those playing WOW right now in their mothers basement

February 29, 2008 12:09:31 AM

what about going from a XFX 7800GT overclocked brand new build with e8400 using a 17" monitor for now tho

should i get the 9 series or wait tyll the end of the year for the latest and greatest ?

the games right now look great wit hexcellent wuality...i was looking to get a larger monitor so thats why i am asking
a b U Graphics card
February 29, 2008 1:11:09 AM

If the 7800GT is PCIe you should be able to use it with the current motherboards. Yeah, I would personally holdout until we know more about the next gen of GPUs.
February 29, 2008 2:30:55 AM

thats what i am using right now its pci-e its ok for now i am playing everything high settings at 1280 but keep adjusting AA/AF and other settings to get better and smoother performance

but today i am satisfied with it, its not choppy that i cant enjoy ut3 cod4 or gow.. all those games are amazing at this resolution
February 29, 2008 3:52:22 AM

hmm back to the nvidia only uses dx10 and not 10.1. does that mean when the 4xaa is implemented the radeons won't take a performance hit and that the geforce's will?
February 29, 2008 9:34:57 AM

I'm going to upgrade from my 9800 to the 9800GT. About time if I may say so myself. I know most will say it's a waste of cash, but the two extra letters gave me some wild goosebumps. I can then walk on the street with my chin up and smack talk... "Yo peeps, I gots a nu card! It's a 9800 like my old card, but it's now a GT. YO!".
February 29, 2008 11:11:29 AM

Do you think the the 9800GT would be a worthy upgrade from a 8800GTS640?
February 29, 2008 12:55:28 PM

Okay aunt Flow.

I'm not stupid and I know the 9800GT will no doubt be faster than my 8800GTS640 but would it really be worth the price or would it make more sense just to hold out for something better down the road like the 9800GTX.
February 29, 2008 1:48:58 PM

Just wait and see :p 
March 22, 2009 4:09:36 AM

8800GT is the same as 9800GT stop now!!!. 9800GT is cooler and power energy efficiense.
Performance is almost identical.
If you wonna get something better than a 8800GT, go and buy Ati 4870 or GF9800GTX+ 20-35% faster than a 8800/9800 GT.
And if you are a extreme player go for GTX 295 or Ati 4870x2.
8800GT will do fine if you have a dual core / core 2 duo.
If you buy a Quad core or a i7 then you should buy a good video card or just buy the 8800GT and wait some time to change for a good SLI GPU system...
blabla
a c 1385 U Graphics card
March 22, 2009 12:34:56 PM

02-29-2008!
April 22, 2009 2:29:08 PM

hahaha! here in the philippines, 8800GTX cost 15000php ($300) but 9800GT costs 2400php (less than $50)

June 18, 2010 6:17:46 AM

in every way 9800gt is better than 8800gt because its a new one you can see dirt 2 benchmarks
a b U Graphics card
June 18, 2010 6:48:17 AM

well, this post is 2 yrs old....
a c 271 U Graphics card
June 18, 2010 3:49:06 PM

hbk1 said:
in every way 9800gt is better than 8800gt because its a new one you can see dirt 2 benchmarks

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