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2 x 8800 GTS (g92) vs. 9800 GTX

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March 30, 2008 10:00:17 PM

With the release of the 9800 GTX in the next few days I am desperately waiting to see how well 2 x 8800 GTS (g92) vs. 9800 GTX will match up. Given that with the release of the 9800's, the 8800's will drop in price you could easily match this up since 2 x 8800's GTS will come out to around $400 and 9800 GTX being in that area as well if rumors are correct. I am going to be upgrading as soon as the 9800's release and would love to see what people think.

So, what do you think will get better performance.. 2 x 8800 GTS or 1 x 9800 GTX?

Discuss here! :D 

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March 30, 2008 10:04:06 PM

phuzed said:
With the release of the 9800 GTX in the next few days I am desperately waiting to see how well 2 x 8800 GTS (g92) vs. 9800 GTX will match up. Given that with the release of the 9800's, the 8800's will drop in price you could easily match this up since 2 x 8800's GTS will come out to around $400 and 9800 GTX being in that area as well if rumors are correct. I am going to be upgrading as soon as the 9800's release and would love to see what people think.

So, what do you think will get better performance.. 2 x 8800 GTS or 1 x 9800 GTX?

Discuss here! :D 




2 8800gts, assuming it's the new g92 version, will greatly outperform one 9800gtx, also running on the g92 chip. It's 2 g92 vs one.
March 30, 2008 10:06:15 PM

Thats right, although me being not a great fan of SLI, as it is not worth the performance of money ratio.

Games are not stable with SLI yet!
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March 30, 2008 10:28:25 PM

LOL how can you say that? I've been running sli for a year. and I never had problems with it. Any game that didn't run in sli the first time was quickly dealt with by nvidia.

Don't forget that crossfire is more unstable than SLi, if anything. Check up on your reviews.

The advantage that the 9800 GTX has is that it will be able to do TRI-SLI, which makes it a card with a higher potential then the GTS


Although as stated before, it might not be good to buy it right off the bat. Just wait till prices shift.

Here when the 9800 Gx2 came out the 9600 GT OC dropped down from 200 to 130$.

So i'd wait!
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March 30, 2008 11:05:40 PM

Man looking at the reviews out seems like the 9800gtx is just a slightly overclocked 8800gts g92. So you really can compare 2 8800 to 1 9800gtx.
I was planing to buy an 9800gtx but i think i should just get an 8800gtx.
March 30, 2008 11:11:18 PM

invisik said:
Man looking at the reviews out seems like the 9800gtx is just a slightly overclocked 8800gts g92. So you really can compare 2 8800 to 1 9800gtx.
I was planing to buy an 9800gtx but i think i should just get an 8800gtx.



You want the G92 8800gts, not the G80 8800gtx. :p 
March 30, 2008 11:18:10 PM

dostanio said:
Thats right, although me being not a great fan of SLI, as it is not worth the performance of money ratio.

Games are not stable with SLI yet!


The games that are being made right now and are due out any time in the future are being made to take advantage of SLI finally.

My eyes are set on Age of Conan and it's going to benefit from SLI so im really excited about getting 2 x 8800 cards when prices drop.. I wasn't too sure but it sounds like from the replies 2 x 8800 (g92) is gunna be best bang for buck/high end card set up if that makes sense.


March 31, 2008 1:42:26 AM

well the 9800 GXT only has 512 megs of ram. So the answer is it will use 512. Gx2 has 1 gig but its per GPU which means 512 megs.

BTW for the people that said that games are now becoming stable with sli or are not yet stable...maybe you guys can look at the games that have been out for a while

Quake 3
Unreal 2004
Far cry
Half life 2
and many more google them

Now lets looka t recent games:

Unreal 3
Bioshock
COD 4 (which LOVES SLI)
Crysis (it helps)
Oh yes and many more...
if you guys took the time to research this before speaking empty words that would be nice.

SLI is pretty fricken compatible. yes there are bugs, but just like any new drivers. Another good example would be COD 2:) 

L1qu1d
March 31, 2008 2:35:29 AM

fsx wont care...
March 31, 2008 3:13:35 AM

I just bumped up to 2 x 8800 GTX after viewing the 9800 GX2 benchs, and the sli beats it hands down for the GTX's.

Just finished Crysis at above 40 fps @ 1680 x 1050 on High settings. Still cannot hit native res of my 28" monitor.

But, 3dmark06 went from 12k to 16k with the second card.

I watercool, so it was important to me that no blocks were available for the X2 yet as well.
March 31, 2008 3:22:10 AM

lol You should check the benches again dude...the Ultra in sli is the one that beats the Gx2. The GtX doesn't

I get 17000 points with the 9800 Gx2:) 

And at 1280 REsolution I'm getting around 50 -60 FPS on very high. WHile with aa on 4 then it sdrops down to 30-40

:) 

Don't forget that 9800 Gx2 is technically 1 card lol. So 2 GTX don't match up to 2 9800 Gx2s (even with Driver support low)

Check these benchmarks: http://techreport.com/articles.x/14355/5
March 31, 2008 3:22:32 AM

how long til we have to use something more efficient than water for cooling...
March 31, 2008 3:24:28 AM

Nitrogen Cooling maybe?
March 31, 2008 3:37:02 AM

but how long would we have to wait for hardware to be so power consuming that they requre nitrogen cooling? just a tank of liquid nitrogen costs 5000$.
March 31, 2008 3:40:23 AM

lol
March 31, 2008 3:49:37 AM

If you have SLI I don't think it is even a question, 2x8800GTS are a far better deal. I'm sure they will OC better too.
March 31, 2008 3:53:30 AM

I think its fair to say, Lets just wait for the damn card to come out and see some benchmarks with updated benchmarks!

L1qu1d
March 31, 2008 4:15:33 AM

resolution matters too...
March 31, 2008 4:30:27 AM

people said the 9600 was gonna be ****. cuz the 64sp's but it runs with the big boys, and has IMO the best sli scaling and best $ value.

u never know

so just wait for some real benches. i saw some benches. if they are real. sli scales nice. but tri-sli is having problems, but thats also running a beta driver. nvidia will work it out before launch
March 31, 2008 4:35:56 AM

and liquid. on the sli capable games. half life series, yes it supports it. but it doesnt make much use of it.

its more of a cpu intensive game than gpu. but u do still need both
March 31, 2008 6:49:22 AM

Whether SLI works or nt or whether CF runs or not...the 9X series, in Ebert's pulitzer prize winning language, SUX.
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