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8800 gt vs 9600 gt

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April 4, 2008 11:05:29 AM

Hey guys,

My 7800 GT has died... GOOD RIDDANCE.

Now I have an excuse to upgrade.... My budget is $200-$230US.

What are your suggestions? I'm thinking the 8800 gt / 9600 gt.

I am an nvidia fan boy so please don't list any ATI cards. :p 

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April 4, 2008 11:09:36 AM

hey,

The 8800gt will do you great!
For that price i believe you can get a 8800GTS 512 now.

The 9600GT is a great card, but if want to play some decent game for a while. Then opt for one of the other 2.
April 4, 2008 12:14:03 PM

Depends on the resolution and quality you expect to play at really. 9600gt's can be found for 140 now while 8800gt's rund 190+... might not be a bad idea to price search for a gts 512either
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April 4, 2008 12:22:20 PM

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8800GT vs 9600GT


8800GT.
April 4, 2008 12:50:41 PM

if you are planning / (owning) to use 19" @ 1240 x you may use 96gt + a good lcd 1240 x, if you want use 22" it would be save to use 8800gt
April 4, 2008 1:53:55 PM

i agree with spotless! if your rez is 1440x900 and below then go with the 9600gt. if you're at 1680x1050 then go with the 8800gt.
April 4, 2008 3:33:42 PM

8800gt and still might come in under budget
April 4, 2008 9:07:26 PM

I'm going to be using a 17" 1280x1024.

That 8800 gts @ $229 sounds amazing, do they ship to Australia?

thanks for the advice guys.
April 4, 2008 9:21:53 PM

Yeh, get a cheap GTS, if you ever upgrade monitor, you'll be glad that you got the GTS
April 6, 2008 5:01:12 AM

Thanks guys. ! GTS it is !

Does meg make a difference?
April 6, 2008 7:39:35 AM

Make sure you get the 8800 GTS 512 with 512MB of ram. G92 core. The other versions are older and do not perform as well.
April 11, 2008 3:05:55 PM

For 1280x1024 I would have to say 8800GS that I have seen on the Egg for about $110 after rebates and all that good stuff. If you still want a powerhouse I believe the 88GTS 512 can be found for $200 like people have mentioned. But to get a 8800GT for anything less than 1680 would be a waste. I 3dmark06'd my system with 88GT @ 1280 and 1920. The difference between the two was roughly 2k~2.5k points, and in reality it isn't that much of a drop, although its there.
April 11, 2008 4:19:27 PM

nick2124 said:
Thanks guys. ! GTS it is !

Does meg make a difference?



it certainly does.especially at high res.but it wont be a prob if 12x10.
April 11, 2008 5:15:11 PM

nick2124 said:
Thanks guys. ! GTS it is !

Does meg make a difference?

Like most posts. 256 megs should be enough for up to 1280x1024. 512megs for up to 1920x1200, 1024+ megs for 2560x1600+. Anti Aliasing also uses a lot of video RAM, so you may want 512m for 1280x1024 if you do a lot of AAs.
Don't get below 256, even if you're just using Aero. I personally use Aero with 64megs on my notebook which usually runs fine. - except for running Aero with lots of windows open or running video in a window.

I still suggest the GT 512 or GTS 512 - Even though the slower/cheaper 9600GT will blow the doors off your old 7600. Newer games will need the added speed and memory.
April 11, 2008 5:23:42 PM

enewmen said:
Like most posts. 256 megs should be enough for up to 1280x1024. 512megs for up to 1920x1200, 1024+ megs for 2560x1600+. Anti Aliasing also uses a lot of video RAM, so you may want 512m for 1280x1024 if you do a lot of AAs.
Don't get below 256, even if you're just using Aero. I personally use Aero with 64megs on my notebook which usually runs fine. - except for running Aero with lots of windows open or running video in a window.

I still suggest the GT 512 or GTS 512 - Even though the slower/cheaper 9600GT will blow the doors off your old 7600. Newer games will need the added speed and memory.


I'm sorry man but who is that creepy looking guy on your avatar? BTW good advise.
April 11, 2008 6:28:24 PM

bildo123 said:
I'm sorry man but who is that creepy looking guy on your avatar? BTW good advise.

The avatar is Tom Baker. Best known as The Doctor in a LONG running British sci-fi series called Doctor Who.
Tom is th 4th of 10 current Doctors.
These doctors are intended to look eccentric rather than creepy.
Tom also appeared in other movies/shows like Sherlock Holmes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_%28Doctor_Who%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Baker
May 26, 2009 5:02:32 AM

9600gt its the way to go i can play crycis at 1080 p and all the seting on gamer at 40 fps no lag with no problems its grate valu for money
a b Î Nvidia
May 26, 2009 5:09:36 AM

^^^

You're over a year late in your recommendation.
May 26, 2009 5:21:10 AM

Lol I was reading this, then your sig. Glorious!

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