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Which is Better: Asus 9800GT or EVGA 8800GT

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September 18, 2008 4:38:41 PM

Looking for a card with rear exaust and found these two:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121266

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130347

this perticular 9800GT is really supposed to be a GTX with some features missing dun really know as NVIDIA stuff is all too confusing for me.

Also was looking at the HIS 4850 but the price is just too high atm imo.

More about : asus 9800gt evga 8800gt

September 18, 2008 4:50:22 PM

8800 gt and 9800 gt are the same except the 9800 has tri-sli capability. So if you don't need that go for the cheapest one.
September 18, 2008 5:12:29 PM

The most important part is that they're the same and that tri sli isnt worth the plastic its built on.

Knowing that, go for the card that has better cooling solution (ie dual slot cooling)

better yet, forget either and go for a bit more expensive, but vastly superior, ati hd 4850. try to find a dual slot cooling solution here too.

gainwards golden sample 4850 is excellent. my model runs at 37c idle 42c load, opposed to 70c+ idle 90c+ load of the reference model. gs model is also nicely overclocked at factory and costs minimally over the regular models.

that is your best cost/effective solution today.
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September 18, 2008 8:12:49 PM

Both those cards that i posted originally are dual slot cooling.

As far as 4850s with after market cooling i've never heard of the golden sample, but like i said i did see the the:

HIS 4850 ICE4Q for $195

and

MSI R4850 for $195 w/$30 mir

dunno, those nvidias are only $125 ar and seem to have fewer driver issues with the game the card is intended to play(WAR) and the 4850 really only seems to shine when running huge resolutions, i run 1440x900 with no plans of upgrading in the future.
September 18, 2008 8:41:21 PM

i say go for the the 8800gt and when u want to upgrade uc an just get another one an sli them...
September 18, 2008 9:43:28 PM

Hey Nica Guy ..... c a n u l e a rn 2 sp ll an d uz a k ey b ard ???
September 18, 2008 9:49:11 PM

sorry its very dark in the room and i cant see the keys :D 
September 18, 2008 9:50:01 PM

anyways i made a couple of mistakes.... not typed like a retarded like you :D 
September 18, 2008 9:50:38 PM

at $110.99 8800gt 512mb ram is ridiculously low. It might be slower, but it sure has better value. sli never was and likely never will be, much like crossfire never was and likely never will be- better value.

But as the single cards go, if you dont have the money for 4850, 8800gt IS the next best thing in the price/performance.

I'd advise you to avoid single slot solutions like plague.. unless you dont have money to afford better cooling solution- either by manufacturer or an aftermarket cooler.

for the record, ati drivers are no buggier than nvidias. In fact, they're both very decent.
September 18, 2008 10:01:18 PM

sli never will be?

those cards scale very well in sli... as the drivers are very mature the boost u get adding the second one is very good...
September 18, 2008 10:46:07 PM

8800gt would be sufficient at your resolution... go for it
September 18, 2008 10:59:37 PM

what is that card? does it exist?
September 18, 2008 11:08:26 PM

where can u buy gainward products?
September 18, 2008 11:11:04 PM

is it fake?
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September 18, 2008 11:16:21 PM

The 9800GT uses the exact same chip and ref clocks as the 8800GT. That said go with the Asus since it has higher clocks. A 4850 is better though so if your going to spend that much money take a look at this 1GB 4850 card instead which is 169.99 after rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
September 18, 2008 11:18:46 PM

seems like a good deal to me...
September 19, 2008 3:38:32 AM

alright you guys convinced me. ordered up this bad boy that comes with an after market zalman cooler:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125238

for $145 w/ -$15 promo VGA91615 and $20 mir

i figure if the cooling/noise sucks its so cheap that i can buy an arctic cooling if i need to and still come out ahead.
September 19, 2008 4:56:21 AM

darckeen said:
alright you guys convinced me. ordered up this bad boy that comes with an after market zalman cooler:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125238

for $145 w/ -$15 promo VGA91615 and $20 mir

i figure if the cooling/noise sucks its so cheap that i can buy an arctic cooling if i need to and still come out ahead.


Damn, that is a good deal.
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