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April 21, 2008 3:57:30 PM

hi guys, ive already purchased my entire system except my gfx card.. initially i was going to get an 8800 gtx but newegg pulled it from their site (well deactivated it) but i decided to spend a little less and get a new lcd monitor aswell.

the 2 cards im stuck between buying are these:
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E168...

and

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E168...


I heard the new G92 is way better but the second one has a better memory bit and more memory. It doesnt list the # of stream processors though i think its 112.

Can i get some feedback!

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April 21, 2008 4:03:00 PM

Blackopsninja said:
hi guys, ive already purchased my entire system except my gfx card.. initially i was going to get an 8800 gtx but newegg pulled it from their site (well deactivated it) but i decided to spend a little less and get a new lcd monitor aswell.

the 2 cards im stuck between buying are these:
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E168...

and

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E168...


I heard the new G92 is way better but the second one has a better memory bit and more memory. It doesnt list the # of stream processors though i think its 112.

Can i get some feedback!



It's 128 stream processors for g92 8800gts. And yes, it perform a lot better than the old g80 8800gt. Get this one instead, it comes with factory overclocking and a free game, while costing less than either of those.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
April 21, 2008 4:08:28 PM

dagger said:
It's 128 stream processors for g92 8800gts. And yes, it perform a lot better than the old g80 8800gt. Get this one instead, it comes with factory overclocking and a free game, while costing less than either of those.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


But the EVGA one has a lifetime warranty and 90day step up program, the MSI one only has a one year warranty.
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April 21, 2008 4:12:25 PM

Yeah i was thinking about that msi one but i decided on going EVGA instead because i also have an evga motherboard.


So if the G92 is that much faster ill go ahead and buy it. Any more opinions? im tryin to buy (whichever one i get) as fast as possible
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April 21, 2008 5:12:15 PM

Blackopsninja said:
Yeah i was thinking about that msi one but i decided on going EVGA instead because i also have an evga motherboard.


So if the G92 is that much faster ill go ahead and buy it. Any more opinions? im tryin to buy (whichever one i get) as fast as possible

Just get the 8800GTS 512MB, its newer, faster, sucks less power, OC's like a champ if you want to. I have it and it will spank a GTS640
April 21, 2008 5:16:46 PM

alright im gonna take the plunge on the 512 G92. Thanks guys! wish me luck :p 
April 21, 2008 5:42:33 PM

You made the right decision.
April 21, 2008 5:50:21 PM

Definitely the right choice, and for that price, get two!
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a b } Memory
April 21, 2008 6:07:10 PM

Steven Bancroft said:
Definitely the right choice, and for that price, get two!

I wish I had an Nvidia chipeset so I had that option. The OP didn't indicate if he did or not. If the 3870's was the $150 it is now I would have gotten 2 of those over a single GTS but oh well at the time it was $280 after rebate. Still kicks a honkin butt.
April 21, 2008 6:09:20 PM

How does the 90 day step up program work? It seems like just another ploy to get you to spend more money. Would you really need to "step up" in 90 days? Doesn't that just mean paying high prices for cards that just came out? :p 

And yeah, 3870s are pretty cheap now. At this price, 2x3870 might be better value than the more expensive brand of 8800gts OP chose.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 21, 2008 6:12:14 PM

I have a 640GTS and it works very, very well, but I would go with the newer G92 card if I were buying between those 2 now.
April 21, 2008 6:22:59 PM

dagger said:
How does the 90 day step up program work? It seems like just another ploy to get you to spend more money. Would you really need to "step up" in 90 days? Doesn't that just mean paying high prices for cards that just came out? :p 

And yeah, 3870s are pretty cheap now. At this price, 2x3870 might be better value than the more expensive brand of 8800gts OP chose.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Dagger,
with eVGA, you register you're card with them when you purchase it. You then have 90 days to trade your card in for a newer/more expensive model, but you only pay the difference between the two cards. The purpose is not a ploy to make people spend more money (or maybe it is), but it's handy for people who need a video card now but dont want to spend any money since something better is comming in 3 months. I experienced this when I was debating on buying my 2x 8800GT cards or waiting for the 9800 series. I didint want to wait but I liked knowing that I wouldnt get shafted in the near future.
April 21, 2008 6:34:09 PM

Steven Bancroft said:
Dagger,
with eVGA, you register you're card with them when you purchase it. You then have 90 days to trade your card in for a newer/more expensive model, but you only pay the difference between the two cards. The purpose is not a ploy to make people spend more money (or maybe it is), but it's handy for people who need a video card now but dont want to spend any money since something better is comming in 3 months. I experienced this when I was debating on buying my 2x 8800GT cards or waiting for the 9800 series. I didint want to wait but I liked knowing that I wouldnt get shafted in the near future.



Just wondering, what do they do with the card that you returned? :p 
a c 147 U Graphics card
a b } Memory
April 21, 2008 6:47:29 PM

dagger said:

And yeah, 3870s are pretty cheap now. At this price, 2x3870 might be better value than the more expensive brand of 8800gts OP chose.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Yeah but then I have that whole debate whether it is worth it because those ATI cards in Crossfire don't do as well when in a x8 x8 setup. They lose quite a bit of they aren't x16 x16 for some reason. But a single card doesn't seem to loose the performance if by itself.

You can never win!
April 21, 2008 7:47:50 PM

dagger said:
Just wondering, what do they do with the card that you returned? :p 

Most certainly they sell them as refurbs with reduced prices. They sell the same card twice. Pretty crafty.
April 21, 2008 8:52:32 PM

jay2tall said:
Yeah but then I have that whole debate whether it is worth it because those ATI cards in Crossfire don't do as well when in a x8 x8 setup. They lose quite a bit of they aren't x16 x16 for some reason. But a single card doesn't seem to loose the performance if by itself.

You can never win!



Actually the bus bandwidth can never be saturated with today's cards, unless it ran out of memory and had to access main memory through the bus. In that case, performance will suck anyway. Besides, it depends on the motherboard. X38/48 runs both x16 in crossfire.

And where do they sell those 90-day-or-less nearly new cards, and at what price? :p 
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