Will 2 8800 stand up to one 9800?

ok, heres my question, well title sasys it all but watever, will two 8800 cards stand up to one 9800GX2?

oh yes, exactly which 8800 card is the best? the GTS, GTX, ultimate?

and if two 8800 cards are better than 9800, will they have better graphics or worse than the 9800 since its sorta new tech?
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  1. Ok I'm some one who has always used ATI and I plan to keep using them. But to anwser your question I think that two of the 8800GTS (512) (G92) will give you maybe just a little less performence or more (For less money too.) Now having 2 8800GTS will be cooler for the case to because the 9800GX2 has one fan for both (G92) cores. And its loud. But both cards should have the same graphics because they are the same core(G92). And for price the GTS (G92) would be the best because the 8800GTX is still over $400 and the 8800 ultra is just too much money. And the funny thing is that the 9800GTX is just a 8800GTS that is overclocked and makes more heat(for the most part). So just give a 8800GTS and overclock it and you got your self a 9800GTX for about $100 less.
  2. i see, how do u exactly oc GPU's?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125093

    read the first review, it seems it runs same heat as 8800GTS
  3. If you can wait a bit longer there is going to be new releases from both Nvidia and AMD/ATI soon. I would wait and see what the price points and performance is going to be and if nothinge else, the new releases may restructure the pricing on the current cards and make them a bit more affordable.

    If you get and EVGA card, you can use EVGA precision. It seems to OC my card a little more and my cards are the EVGA 8800GTX ANS3 cards that are already factory overclocked so a card not overclocked should clock further easier.
  4. If you can wait a bit longer there is going to be new releases from both Nvidia and AMD/ATI soon. I would wait and see what the price points and performance is going to be and if nothinge else, the new releases may restructure the pricing on the current cards and make them a bit more affordable.

    If you get and EVGA card, you can use EVGA precision. It seems to OC my card a little more and my cards are the EVGA 8800GTX ANS3 cards that are already factory overclocked so a card not overclocked should clock further easier.
  5. 2 are better than 1 ??
  6. well im not realy buying the parts right now, but this info is helpful, if you know, the GPU's that come out=crap then ill go with these
  7. The 8800 gts 512 has the exact same core as a 9800 gtx. The 9800 has very slightly higher clock speeds, however a single 8800 gts 512 can usually approach the same level of performance as the 9800, even exceed it with some overclocking. The 9800 gx2 is two 8800 gt cards sandwiched together into a single package, and delivers exactly the same performance as two 8800 gt cards in sli. The older 8800 gtx is about on par with an 8800 gts 512.
  8. heres a question. I have not done much overclocking in my time, especially not with Graphics cards. Would over clocking 2 8800GTS 512 with just stock cooling be ok, or would it be better to replace the stock coolers?
    here is the cards i have.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130337
  9. The stock coolers on the gtses are usually good, you can overclock with them :)
  10. aight kewl, i will give it a try today when i wake up. Thanks RC
  11. Those already are overclocked somewhat :) you should be fine if you wanna try a little more.
  12. I'm pretty sure the 9800Gx2 is just 2 8800gts on one card.

    And the 9800gtx is just an overclocked 8800gts.

    EDIT: Sorry fransizzle, I didn't really see that that's pretty much what you said.
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