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Performance difference between 8800GT and 9800GT

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August 1, 2008 9:19:37 PM

What would the performance difference be between:

1) XFX 8800GT Alpha Dog Edition XXX (670MHz clock)
2) EVGA 9800GT Supercharged Edition (650MHz clock)

Will the 9800GT be that much better than the 8800GT?
August 1, 2008 9:39:25 PM

from my understanding the move from the 8000 to 9000 series was largely due to a die shrink and little else. so the 9800 will be slightly better but not by a large margin, it'll prolly overclock better then the 8800gt too.
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August 1, 2008 9:58:08 PM

there was no die shrink.
pretty much the same but the 9800GT has tri-sli.
August 1, 2008 10:07:49 PM

Ok...so for a single-card system they should be roughly the same? All the other specs I saw on them made them sound very similar.
August 2, 2008 12:24:23 AM

Not even tri-SLI, look at the top, only 1 SLI connector. They are one and the same.
August 2, 2008 12:50:48 AM

yeah the 9800gt will be a hair faster then the 8800gt. From a quick glance at prices loot like it's a 50 to 80 dollar difference between the cards. IMO I don't think it would be worth it, espeically with the radeon 4850 dominating the 200 dollar price point.

August 4, 2008 10:54:15 AM

If you own neither of those cards right now, go for the new ati ones instead. Faster and using slightly less power (means less heat). The 4870 has dualslot cooling like the nvidia ones btw - quite handy in a closed enviroment.
August 4, 2008 1:35:14 PM

I already have the 8800 GT...was noticing the price going down so I was trying to see if it was worth trying to go after the 9800gt. Unfortunately, my brother already cut out the UPC on the box for a rebate, so I can't exchange anyways. The 8800GT works fine. Maybe next year I'll upgrade.
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