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GeForce 8800 vs 9600 vs 9800

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September 5, 2008 11:48:36 PM

I read that the 8800 GT XXX is better than a 9600GT XXX.

Why is this if 9600's clock speed is 740 Mhz and 8800's is 650 Mhz? What am I missing?

And which should I get?

XfX Nvidia GeForce 9600GT xXx

GeForce 8800GT 512Mb xXx

Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX

More about : geforce 8800 9600 9800

September 6, 2008 12:33:44 AM

if you can afford a 9800 GTX you can definitely afford a 4850 which is better all of the above mentioned cards.

The 9600 GT is worse because it runs on a weaker GPU (G94) and has half the amount of stream processors:) 
September 6, 2008 12:35:46 AM

Thanks for explaining that to me.

So basically, the 8800 above the 9600, and the 9800 above the other two? Am I right? Thanks again.
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September 6, 2008 12:41:58 AM

That'd be correct. Isn't nvidia's naming scheme wonderful?
September 6, 2008 12:55:00 AM

Lol yeah. Thanks for your help.
October 14, 2008 1:58:00 PM

The 9600 has less stream processors, but they work totally different. Here is a quote:
"For an extra performance boost during intense gaming situations, NVIDIA has designed the 9600 GT to offer 64 stream processors operating at the unmatched 1750 MHz shader speed."
October 14, 2008 5:35:19 PM

9800 really isn't above the 8800's, though. To the best of my knowledge, the 9800GT = 8800GT; the 9800GTX ~= an OC'd 8800GTS 512; and the 9800GTX+ ~= HD 4850. Oh, and the HD 4850 is the fastest of all I mentioned.
February 4, 2009 6:00:34 PM

Dekasav said:
9800 really isn't above the 8800's, though. To the best of my knowledge, the 9800GT = 8800GT; the 9800GTX ~= an OC'd 8800GTS 512; and the 9800GTX+ ~= HD 4850. Oh, and the HD 4850 is the fastest of all I mentioned.

and what about EAH 4580 it is still better than 9600GT or 9800GT? man...what I can see is 9800GT 9800GT 9800GT but all of them look different...its because they want to disturb us??? and the 9600GT some of them are more expensive than the 9800 series how I have to undestand this?

it looks like I will buy the EAH 4580.... what would you choose.... Radeon or nVidia?? and why? because a long long time before it was that the nVidia usually was leading

Thanks for your answer.... and the EAH looks better then the nVidia :p 
August 19, 2009 4:16:58 PM

Way to dig up an old thread, but I would go with either one of nVidia's 2xx series or Radeon 48xx series card. Of course choose whatever suits your budget a little more. Anyone here able to actually tell a little more about these cards?? I'm still sort of new to the whole GPU scene.
October 20, 2009 3:58:09 AM

Food for thought...

I bought an ATI Radeon HD4850 and I'm having a scaling problem with the HDMI output. Apparently when you use the HDMI output there is a problem with the output. When I switch to DVI this problem is resolved. So if you are intending on using the video card for HDTV output 1080P there's a chance that you'll have a problem.

Also the installation software is lacking. CLI & MOM Implementation errors with Vista / windows 7 is frustrating.
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