stream processors

ok, I hang between a 9600GT 521 card and a 8800GT 512 one. I found a store a price difference is only about 20$. still, because 9600 is the newer model, I still consider it. but one thing only put me on thoughts: stream processors. 64 on 9600 and 112 on 8800. still, on 3dmark, scores are not very far away from each other: 9500 for a 9600, almost 11000 for a 8800, so my question is: what are those stream processors, how will future games be handled, what is the difference between 9600 and 8800 and considering it`s a card for at least 3 years, what card of those 2 will handle games better in the future?

tnx!
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  1. 8800gt no questions asked.


    9600gt in sli cant touch the 8800gt for the price
  2. Between 9600GT and 8800GT i would go with the 8800GT

    But i disagree with macer1:
    http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3234

    although the 9600GT has 64 SP it still performs very well and 2 of this card performs very well in SLI mode

    But again between those i would choose the 8800GT
  3. I had the same question in mind and I took the 8800GT 512MB and its great!
  4. my only problem with 9600 is with how they boost the pci-e.

    but over time I would think the 8800gt would outlast the 9600gt due to better higher res
  5. yes, ok, I kinda look more to 8800, but no one really answered my question: what are stream processors?
  6. eperdos said:
    yes, ok, I kinda look more to 8800, but no one really answered my question: what are stream processors?


    Remember you did ask. :) Hope these links are of use to you.
    http://www.beyond3d.com/content/reviews/16
    http://www.beyond3d.com/content/reviews/1/14

    Any questions or stuff you dont get just ask, but for all i know you may understand it better than i do.
    Mactronix :)
  7. well, I asked...:)

    I will surely read both articles and if I will understand enough, I will briefly explain it here!
  8. eperdos said:
    well, I asked...:)

    I will surely read both articles and if I will understand enough, I will briefly explain it here!


    :lol: Its ok there is no test at the end just hope its the kind of info you were after :)
    Mactronix
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