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8800GTS (g92) or 9800GTX?

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May 5, 2008 1:04:58 AM

EVGA 512-P3-N845-AR GeForce 8800GTS (G92) KO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
@ $255

OR

EVGA 512-P3-N877-AR GeForce 9800 GTX SSC 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
@ $350

???

What kind of real world performance difference? If I was not able to upgrade for a couple years, is better to go with the 9800?

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May 5, 2008 1:30:24 AM

I love my 8800 GTS, and as you can see from daggers post, 95 dollars extra doesnt justify the diffrence.
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May 5, 2008 1:44:00 AM

scooterlibby said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seeing as how it is actually only $45 more, it should definitely still be an option. Keep in mind you can over clock the bejeezus of the GTX (I have 2 of them @ 779/1948/11690)

$195.99 after MIR, it's more like $105 more. :p 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This is the factory overclocked version, with core at 678mhz, compared to 650mhz stock. The 8800gts's core in that benchmark is running at 675mhz.
May 5, 2008 2:56:07 AM

hmmmmm... after reading the comparison, I would definitely go with the 8800 GTS or get a Radeon HD 3870 x2 which actually seems to be a noticeable bump in performance for only about $400.

What do you think about that?
May 5, 2008 2:57:27 AM

Or better for me to wait for 2-3 weeks and see what comes out before I order?
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May 5, 2008 3:02:27 AM

Well, the mythical 4870 is nearing. Not sure of exact release date or performance, though.
May 5, 2008 3:03:21 AM

pcbuildr said:
Or better for me to wait for 2-3 weeks and see what comes out before I order?


If you can then you should, the 4-series looks very interesting. I am excited to see how they perform.
May 5, 2008 7:02:05 AM

8800GTS beats 9800GTX clock for clock. OC the GTS to GTX clocks (a very small amount) and it is faster.

The GTX is tri-sli compatable, that is the difference

Dont get the GTX unless you are doing SLI, otherwise you are paying for the fancy name.
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May 5, 2008 1:16:14 PM

The 9800GTX is basically a 8800GTS w/ better memory and a few extra features. You will pay a premium for the 9800GTX as it's new. The 8800GTS is really the better buy and will OC very well on the GPU end, the memory not so much. I'm Extremely happy with my 8800GTS and they have come down in price since I bought mine. Many of them have rebates as well so look out for them. Its the better deal really. If you are willing to pay the premium for the GTX go for it. Get the GTS is you want the best bang for your buck.
May 5, 2008 3:52:50 PM



If those benchmarks were true, that a 8800 GTS slightly performed better than a 9800 GTX, then your better off getting a 8800 GTS then. To me both cards are almost the same anyway, and a 9800 GTX only performs like 5% better than a GTS isn't even worth the price.
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