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8800GT / 8800GTS / 8800GTX

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April 27, 2008 4:40:32 PM

Basically Ive been reading about alot on these and cant come to a conclusion. Id like the best just put plain infront of me, for 3 different options:

Best for gaming:
Best value for money:
Is it worth getting 2 GFX cards:

Or maybe its best to go to the 9000+ ranges.

I dont know, Id really like to knowwhats best for what I want (Gaming) to finally make a decision and get on with it to start my build.

Thanks alot;
James.

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April 27, 2008 4:43:36 PM

For sli, 2 g92 8800gts is best bang for the buck, or you can quad sli 2 9800gx2 for highest performance.
April 27, 2008 4:52:22 PM

One g92 8800 gts should get you in the 9000+ range.
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April 27, 2008 5:07:02 PM

That'll do me, I think Ill go for the 1 8800gts, maybe 2 if i can stretch it- Cheers :) 
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April 27, 2008 5:56:50 PM

8800GTS 512 is a solid card but the price of 8800GTX has fallend so u might want to go with it
If u play @ 1920x1200 or higher, then the 768MB memory of 8800GTX will become useful
April 27, 2008 5:59:05 PM

OR... wait till june or july when new cards arrive!
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April 27, 2008 6:04:48 PM

I never recommend waiting because we dont know the exact specs
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April 27, 2008 6:30:22 PM

Yes but in some games u will see a difference which are when u use AA and AF alot and its a high res
April 27, 2008 6:34:33 PM

Maziar said:
Yes but in some games u will see a difference which are when u use AA and AF alot and its a high res

And the stock g92 8800gts perform better than g80 8800gtx on higher resolutions without aa, by an amount greater than g80 8800gts's lead with aa. With slight overclocking, the g92 8800gts perform better on everything, with or without aa. The stock 650mhz core can be easily oced to 750mhz and beyond, without heat or artifacting problems. Then considering the gtx is more expensive, it's not much of a viable choice.
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April 27, 2008 7:06:32 PM

I don't know where you live, but Frys has the BFG 8800GTS 512 OC on sale for ~$254 with a $30 rebate. I bought one last week, so far I have clocked it to 775mhz core, memory at 2200 mhz, (stock is 675/1940) without getting too hot, and without artifacting or any problems what so ever. Ran Oblibian, COH for hours at these settings perfectly.
I think that it is the best performing/value for the money card I have EVER bought.
Even with my old Socket 939/4600 X2 it will hit a little over 9000 in 3D Mark06.
April 27, 2008 7:08:08 PM

jitpublisher said:
I don't know where you live, but Frys has the BFG 8800GTS 512 OC on sale for ~$254 with a $30 rebate. I bought one last week, so far I have clocked it to 775mhz core, memory at 2200 mhz, (stock is 675/1940) without getting too hot, and without artifacting or any problems what so ever. Ran Oblibian, COH for hours at these settings perfectly.
I think that it is the best performing/value for the money card I have EVER bought.
Even with my old Socket 939/4600 X2 it will hit a little over 9000 in 3D Mark06.



Cheaper one, $169.99 after MIR:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 27, 2008 7:15:57 PM

Yeah, but I like to have what I buy in my hand before I buy it! Sorry, no online purchases of hardware for me. For anyone who likes to order on-line, that is a sweet, sweet deal.
April 27, 2008 8:05:24 PM

Thanks for all the replys, pretty helpful stuff - I was looking itno OCing and think Ill definitly be getting the 8800GTS and possibly overclock it, or buy an pre-OC one.
April 28, 2008 2:53:03 AM

When it comes to OCing a Vid card, does the brand matter? Like ECS or XFX etc... Also if I'm considering GT vs GTS, is there enough of a performance increase to where I would notice for gaming? Most likely at the 1680x1050 but could be going higher in the future.
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April 28, 2008 3:12:21 AM

dagger said:
Cheaper one, $169.99 after MIR:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Yeah, that is a sweet deal as long as you don't need to deal with ecs customer support. Their NV cards should be the same as others, I just have to swallow some bad ecs K7S5a (mobos) I've had that make me steer clear of ECS for customers now.

If someone needs COD4, the XFX is a good deal at $220 shipped. It's $43 more shipped than the ecs, but has the advantage being XFX, having COD4, and a smaller rebate. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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April 28, 2008 8:02:12 AM

dagger said:
And the stock g92 8800gts perform better than g80 8800gtx on higher resolutions without aa, by an amount greater than g80 8800gts's lead with aa. With slight overclocking, the g92 8800gts perform better on everything, with or without aa. The stock 650mhz core can be easily oced to 750mhz and beyond, without heat or artifacting problems. Then considering the gtx is more expensive, it's not much of a viable choice.


U got it wrong mate :)  8800GTS beats the 8800GTX in lower resolutions, in higher resolutions the 8800GTX wins for example take a look @ WIC,CRYSIS,..... @ 1920x1200 or 2048x1536, 8800GTX wins there also 90% of 8800GTX can easily be OC'd to reach 8800ULTRA or even higher

but overall the 8800GTS 512 is a solid card no doubt about it bu as i said GTX has got a nice price drop and it looks appealing
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