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9600GT w/512MB or 8800GT w/1GB

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June 4, 2008 4:22:36 AM

based on only expected performance go the 8800gt 1 gb
June 4, 2008 4:44:52 AM

That would depend on what kind of system your building. Is it a htpc, or a gamer, or a grandma word prosessor?
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June 4, 2008 5:07:07 AM

Dude, if you got money to spend I'd sat the 8800GT1GB.
June 4, 2008 5:29:40 AM

How about an 8800gt with 512mb of ram?

Or even better, an 8800gts with 512mb of ram, which will cost less than the 8800gt with 1gb.
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June 4, 2008 5:35:32 AM

The 8800GT 512MB will be faster than the 9600GT.

1GB of VRAM will probably not make much difference unless you plan to game at 2560 x 1600. At that resolution you will not get much performance from a single 8800GT 1GB.
June 4, 2008 5:50:23 AM

jaguarskx said:
The 8800GT 512MB will be faster than the 9600GT.

1GB of VRAM will probably not make much difference unless you plan to game at 2560 x 1600. At that resolution you will not get much performance from a single 8800GT 1GB.


Strongly agree.

But the OP really should wait for the new cards to be benched/priced and then think of buying any GPU...just a matter of less than 10 days.
June 4, 2008 6:09:19 AM

The 8800GT doesn't have a wide enough memory bus for the extra memory to help. It's advantage over the 512MB 8800GT would exist when both are under 20FPS. Why you would bother to compare the 9600GT I'm not sure, since you obviously have the money for a faster card. The 8800GT 512mb gets my vote.
June 4, 2008 6:17:18 AM

The 512mb8800GT beats the 9600GT by a noticeable margin.
Needless to say the 1GB.
You may want to consider saving your cash buying a 512mb 8800GT, since the 1gb and the 512 don't differ from each other(performance wise) much
June 4, 2008 6:28:10 AM

romulus47plus1 said:
since the 1gb and the 512 don't differ from each other(performance wise) much

The difference is less than 1FPS in everything except Crysis and oblivion at 2560x1600 with AA and AF. Both cards are unplayable at these settings.




This review will help you decide, it's not a hard choice. http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/palit_geforce_8800_...
June 4, 2008 6:34:39 AM

8800 gts rather than 8800 gt 1gb , bought mine for $209
June 4, 2008 6:38:28 AM

OK randomizer, nice finding, thought I doubt anyone's gonna play at that resolution with those FPS XD
June 4, 2008 6:43:35 AM

romulus47plus1 said:
OK randomizer, nice finding, thought I doubt anyone's gonna play at that resolution with those FPS XD

You would, but not with a single 8800GT ;) 
June 4, 2008 6:43:52 AM

8800gts g92 512mb. nuff said
June 4, 2008 6:46:40 AM

Yep, I'd choose the 8800GTS(G92) too if i were you(OP), it's just SO cheap now, the price performance ratio is very high.
And then I can play Oblivion at 2560x1600;)
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June 4, 2008 3:39:27 PM

I'm a bit confused by some of your responses. First of all, from

jaguarskx said:
The 8800GT 512MB will be faster than the 9600GT.


and

randomizer said:
Why you would bother to compare the 9600GT I'm not sure, since you obviously have the money for a faster card. The 8800GT 512mb gets my vote.


It sounds like the 8800GT is a faster chipset than the 9600GT. Am I reading that right? I thought the 9600 was the newer, faster chip...

All in all, though, it sounds like the 8800 is the unanamous winner here.


P.S., I should have mentioned I'm getting two of whatever I go with. SLI, baby, SLI.
June 4, 2008 3:55:10 PM

Quote:
I'm a bit confused by some of your responses. First of all, from



and



It sounds like the 8800GT is a faster chipset than the 9600GT. Am I reading that right? I thought the 9600 was the newer, faster chip...

All in all, though, it sounds like the 8800 is the unanamous winner here.


P.S., I should have mentioned I'm getting two of whatever I go with. SLI, baby, SLI.


what were you thinking? 9600gt is the current midrange chipset it cant beat 8800gt 8800gt has 112 stream processors compared to 64 on 9600gt. on an average it is 20% faster than the 9600gt. if you have the money get 2 8800gts and sli them. a newer chipset doesnt mean a faster chipset. 8600gt is a newer card compared 7900 but comeon its performance is horrible compared to 7900
June 4, 2008 3:56:13 PM

also i think you should wait for another 2 weeks and wait for the newer high end cards from nvidia and ati
June 4, 2008 4:10:55 PM

bharath1097 said:
also i think you should wait for another 2 weeks and wait for the newer high end cards from nvidia and ati


Yep. Golden words...
June 4, 2008 4:25:07 PM

8800GTS 512MB...is better than both. and around the same price.
June 5, 2008 12:08:21 AM

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I thought the 9600 was the newer, faster chip...

That's what Nvidia wants you to think. But the GPU on the 9600GT (G94) is a much more efficient chip than that on the 8800GT (G92). G92 has 112 stream processors but is only around 10-15% faster than the 9600GT which only has 64 stream processors and slightly higher clock speeds. G94 is also much, MUCH cooler running than G92. If money is not a problem then the 8800GT still wins hands down. GPU efficiency doesn't mean much really, the fact is the 8800GT is the faster card even if it has to be a power hog to get there.
June 5, 2008 3:43:48 AM

New doesn't equal to faster...
The 3450 is newer than the 2900XT... LOL
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