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April 5, 2008 6:31:26 PM

NVidia 8800 Ultra (G80, 612 MHz, 2160 MHz, 768 MB, GDDR3)
NVidia 8800 GT OC (G92, 660 MHz, 1900 MHz, 512 MB, GDDR3)


Please help me choosing my new video card... I want the best one to play all High-Definition videos (they accept HDCP) and to play all recent games. I also need one video card using all connections:

HDMI, Component, S-Video, Composite, DVI

Is there any major difference between the first one (using the techology G80) and the second (G92)? I need something that should last for many years. I am going to purchase the Abit IP35Pro and the new processor Q9450.

My old video card was the ATI Radeon 9600/X1050/RV360, 256 MB, along with Pentium 4, 3 GHz, Asus P4S800-DX and a 19" CRT (Samsung SyncMaster 997MB).

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April 5, 2008 6:45:47 PM

there are only one card that has almost all the connection and they are from AMD!!!

But bare in mind that Nvidia card are more powerful and trouble free with the driver.I would recommand get the 9800GTX or the 8800GTS 512MB if 9800GTX is too much for you.9800GX2 got HDMI connection by the way.and if there are HDMI usualy there wont be S-Video,and DVI is present there wont be VGA onboard.max connection per card is about 3 types.most common DVI+HDMI+S-Video.

personal recommandation 9800GTX.but its a personal perference thing.
April 5, 2008 7:38:58 PM

Some informations retrieved:

It looks like the Ultra 768 MB model is power hungry, spends more energy and the second model (8800 GTS using 512 MB) supports new functions regarding video processing, used by some softwares to drain resources from the CPU to use on the video card).

However, the Ultra 768 MB model is faster than the 8800 GTS using 512 MB, according to Tom's Hardware benchmarks.

http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics_2007.html

Is there any 8800 GTS using 1024 MB out there? :D 

The 9800GTX model is useful if you are planning to use a 30" monitor and 2500 (resolution). Is that correct? :D 
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April 5, 2008 7:45:37 PM

Do not get any of the extend memory cards for the 8800gt the 8800gts and the 9800gtx. The 256bit can not handle the memory effectively and will bottleneck
April 5, 2008 8:02:46 PM

there is 1GB 8800GTS512MB.you live in the US?
April 5, 2008 8:54:16 PM

No, but I am able to buy from eBay, for example.

I guess I will stick with the 8800 GTS/512 MB. Is there any difference between the GT and GTS? Or they are the same thing? And I believe I have found different models from different companies (MSI 8800 GTS/512 MB for example). NVidia it's the best choice, right?
April 6, 2008 1:16:20 AM

If u want the best go for the 9800GX2!
April 7, 2008 10:13:32 PM

Sam Lowry said:
NVidia 8800 Ultra (G80, 612 MHz, 2160 MHz, 768 MB, GDDR3)
NVidia 8800 GT OC (G92, 660 MHz, 1900 MHz, 512 MB, GDDR3)


Please help me choosing my new video card... I want the best one to play all High-Definition videos


I believe that the 8800 gt will have more advanced video processing capabilities...
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