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XFX 9800GTX 219$ after MIR..good deal?

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June 16, 2008 5:23:40 PM

Hey guys,

I've been waiting to build a new PC for a bit now, waiting on these new cards. After reading the unimpressive results of the GT260/GT280 I started thinking maybe going with a couple of the older cards in SLI might not be too bad.

Now I was at ZZF and they have what seems to be a pretty solid deal to me. XFX 9800GTX for 239$ + a 20$ MIR bringing the price down to 219$. Cheapest I have seen for a 9800GTX.

So, with speculation that the 4850 performs a bit under a 9800GTX and retailing for ~200$, this deal seems tempting to me.

Anyways just hoping to see what you guys think.

Thanks!

June 16, 2008 5:47:32 PM

4850 speculations are to performa bit OVER a 9800GTX
June 16, 2008 5:52:38 PM

man...you should wait till the 23rd...one week...then see...
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June 16, 2008 5:58:12 PM

You are right of course, I should wait. Sigh. Every week gets harder!
a c 355 U Graphics card
June 16, 2008 6:47:45 PM

At this point in time the 9800GTX does certainly look like a good deal as long as you do not get "buyer's remorse" after the 4xxx comes out.

If it is going to be a vast improvement over what you currently have then go ahead and buy it. If the performance increase is marginal, then just wait until the 4xxx series is out to determine which card is best for you.
June 16, 2008 6:54:54 PM

jaguarskx said:
At this point in time the 9800GTX does certainly look like a good deal as long as you do not get "buyer's remorse" after the 4xxx comes out.

If it is going to be a vast improvement over what you currently have then go ahead and buy it. If the performance increase is marginal, then just wait until the 4xxx series is out to determine which card is best for you.


Well, I would be upgrading my whole system from an AMD 4400+ X2, 2GB Ram, X1900XTX 512 to an E8400, 4Gb, 2x 9800GTX SLI. At least that's what I was thinking.

Such difficult decisions!
June 16, 2008 7:07:21 PM

Actually it's the 4870 that supposed to be better then the 9800GTX the 4850 is supposed to compete with the 8800GT.
a c 143 U Graphics card
June 16, 2008 7:09:03 PM

Your x1950xtx is still a decent card. Let it live for another few weeks and see how the 4870 behaves...
June 16, 2008 7:19:27 PM

lx_flier said:
Actually it's the 4870 that supposed to be better then the 9800GTX the 4850 is supposed to compete with the 8800GT.


Technically yes. The 4850 should be ~%20 faster than the 8800GT, which puts it ~%10 faster than the 9800GTX.
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