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8800gs vs. 8800gt vs. 9600gt

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March 31, 2008 10:17:01 PM

I was wonder for price vs. performance which card is the best i went with oc'ed 8800gs and 9600gt but stock gt
8800gs:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
9600gt:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
8800gt:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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March 31, 2008 10:46:28 PM

klobnitrones said:
I was wonder for price vs. performance which card is the best i went with oc'ed 8800gs and 9600gt but stock gt
8800gs:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
9600gt:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
8800gt:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



8800GT!, 112 Stream processors over time, it will stand out well, where as the 64 SP of the 9600gt will wane in its graphic efficiency overtime.
March 31, 2008 10:47:53 PM

You know, why not o/c that presler core system of yours, I'm sure you could easily squeeze some more performance out of it...
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March 31, 2008 10:56:32 PM

I agree the 8800 GT seems like the better pic.

It goes

8800GT > 9600 GT > 8800 GS
a b U Graphics card
March 31, 2008 11:54:53 PM

yeah, performance wise, 8800GT > 9600GT > 8800GS at stock, but when we talk bang for buck, I like the 8800GS. There is also one for $110 shipped AR you could OC yourself. I think at 650/1900, that oc'ed model could often match the 9600GT. Price/performance at anything below 16x10 res my vote is 8800GS for sure. At 16x10 and above probably 8800GT. All fine choices...go with the best you can afford. I'm hoping to have a chance to review the 8800GS vs 8800GT, 320MB 8800GTS and HD3850. I'd love to buy the $125 9600GT to add to the review, but I can't justify it (currently no use for it afterwards).


BTW, I like these for the price:
$126 shipped AR 9600GT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$110 shipped AR 8800GS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Nicer cooled 8800GT for about the same as the evga. free game sweetens the deal.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
April 1, 2008 12:40:21 AM

pauldh said:
yeah, performance wise, 8800GT > 9600GT > 8800GS at stock, but when we talk bang for buck, I like the 8800GS. There is also one for $110 shipped AR you could OC yourself. I think at 650/1900, that oc'ed model could often match the 9600GT. Price/performance at anything below 16x10 res my vote is 8800GS for sure. At 16x10 and above probably 8800GT. All fine choices...go with the best you can afford. I'm hoping to have a chance to review the 8800GS vs 8800GT, 320MB 8800GTS and HD3850. I'd love to buy the $125 9600GT to add to the review, but I can't justify it (currently no use for it afterwards).


BTW, I like these for the price:
$126 shipped AR 9600GT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$110 shipped AR 8800GS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Nicer cooled 8800GT for about the same as the evga. free game sweetens the deal.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


you could always resell the 9600gt, since it does have a nice little MIR, I'm sure you could recover at least ~ 80% of that $126. that's what I do, when am conducting my own reviews. I usually get back on average 97% of my cost minus intial shipping.
a b U Graphics card
April 1, 2008 12:46:57 AM

True, but i'm not too eager to hit ebay right now, and my next customer build was getting one of the 8800GS cards. It's tempting and to be honest it's been in my cart for a couple days. Just resisting temptation to click submit order. :) 
April 1, 2008 12:50:24 AM

pauldh said:
True, but i'm not too eager to hit ebay right now, and my next customer build was getting one of the 8800GS cards. It's tempting and to be honest it's been in my cart for a couple days. Just resisting temptation to click submit order. :) 


You know you want to, here's some practice for you!

Spoiler
Submit order!


:) 
a b U Graphics card
April 1, 2008 12:55:39 AM

For that price, yes I do. I just can't find the time to start testing what I have. It's already an 8-card shootout in the works, which is 0% complete so far. But I know it's not complete without the 9600GT *sigh*
a b U Graphics card
April 7, 2008 5:46:08 AM

Just repeat after me: "9600GT". Good, good. Now say "FTW". Excellent :bounce:  :bounce:  :bounce:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :hello:  :hello:  :sol: 
April 7, 2008 6:21:32 AM

Raw peformance 8800gs is usually faster than 9600gt. With AA 9600gt has the upper hand. 8800gt is best when it comes to raw or AA over both cards.













April 7, 2008 7:28:24 AM

get the 8800gt. problem solved
April 7, 2008 12:44:00 PM

romulus47plus1 said:
get the 8800gt. problem solved


Very true.
a b U Graphics card
April 7, 2008 3:48:31 PM

^ As an owner of all three(but have not tried the 9600GT yet), I still think at $100-110, the 8800GS and 9600GT offer more for the money. At 1680x150 and above the 8800GT would be worth the extra in many games, no arguement there, but overall I think it's less bang for buck then these killer $100ish AR (in USA) cards. I guess it comes down to the games, resolution, and gameplay expectations.
a c 147 U Graphics card
April 7, 2008 4:52:08 PM

I say the 8800GT.. You get more for... more money :D 

Who in their right mind looks at graphics cards and wonders "Geez, which one will give me the best performance for my dollar?" You should say "Ok so my budget is $XXX what card will give me the BEST performance for what I'm willing to spend?"
a b U Graphics card
April 7, 2008 7:21:49 PM

Its like the NFL draft, sometimes you must have that particular player for that aprticular roster spot, and sometimes its just, get the best athlete you can get heheh
a b U Graphics card
April 7, 2008 9:05:12 PM

jay2tall said:
I say the 8800GT.. You get more for... more money :D 

Who in their right mind looks at graphics cards and wonders "Geez, which one will give me the best performance for my dollar?" You should say "Ok so my budget is $XXX what card will give me the BEST performance for what I'm willing to spend?"

Yeah, I agree. Or also the "I want to play these games at this native resolution, which would be the best use of my money?" I think moreso than CPU, GPU you have to look into more variables than best just general bang for buck.
April 7, 2008 10:30:46 PM

thanks also i was wondering about power requirements my psu says 370w but the manufacturer says its 400w which is the min of these cards do you think it is a safe up grade?
April 7, 2008 10:32:31 PM

oh and the 8800 gt is a little out of my range and i cant over clock my cpu.
April 7, 2008 11:29:39 PM

klobnitrones said:
thanks also i was wondering about power requirements my psu says 370w but the manufacturer says its 400w which is the min of these cards do you think it is a safe up grade?


What brand is it? Amps in your 12volt rail?
April 7, 2008 11:34:43 PM

definately the 8800GT for price/performance, and raw performance.
April 7, 2008 11:39:19 PM

22 or 12 cant quite tell
April 7, 2008 11:41:11 PM

22 or 12 cant quite tell
April 7, 2008 11:42:20 PM

You might need a new power supply but maybe you can get away with 9600gt.
April 7, 2008 11:45:57 PM

and the brand is delta
April 7, 2008 11:46:21 PM

the 88 uses more power??
April 7, 2008 11:46:36 PM

the 88 uses more power??
April 7, 2008 11:51:38 PM

8800 is little more power and eat up a tiny bit more.

You are really pushing with either if you don't have a decent power supply.

April 7, 2008 11:51:47 PM

and the psu is unchangeable
April 7, 2008 11:53:05 PM

it is in a sony vaio and has a proprietary psu
April 8, 2008 3:33:52 AM

klobnitrones said:
it is in a sony vaio and has a proprietary psu

uh-oh better get macco!
April 8, 2008 3:43:35 AM

yeah ik but i think the psu is ok if i unplug a dvd drive.
April 9, 2008 2:41:11 AM

thanks on person on a 280 watt i think im fine
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