Im about to buy a new pc and was wondering whether i should get 2 8800GTX's or wait a little while and get 2 9800GTX's.
Now, the reason for this is that ive seen the leaked specs of the 9800GTX's and they dont seem to be near the specs of the 8800GTX.
BTW, I love crysis and have been playing it on low settings for too long(well, since release), and would like to play at full specs. Im getting the new intel Q9450(OCing to about 3.6), 8GB or DDR2 800 memory, 900w PSU, 780i motherboard.
The specs on the 8800 arent needed on the 9800 as they compressed the data , thus eliminating the need for a wider bandwidth , and so far 512 ram is enough for todays games. Plus it will oc higher, use less juice and be cooler
9800GTX is the way to go because it'll be newer, cooler running, and it will scale better in SLI. What resolution do you plan on playing your favorite games at? Specifically what mobo will you be using?
This is a good little read up on the 9800GTX with MSRP information. Most hardware usually starts around it's list price and then if it's popular will go up in price, but then usually comes back down within a month or so.
1360x768 is the resolution im currently using, but i may be getting a better HDTV later in the year.
My last pc upgrade was 5 years ago and i doubt i will be upgrading this one within the next 4 or so years, so i want to make it as future proof as possible now while i have a little extra money than usual.
Well, could be for Crysis and future proofing for higher games in the coming years. Pretty much, as it's been said, it should run cooler, faster, and use less electricity than the 8800 GTX. Add-on it's likely overclocking potential (last I checked, the 8800 GTS 512 overclocked pretty nicely), and should have much better SLI capabilities (See the 9600 GT in SLI.)