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Help me pick 1 of these cards for sli

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 28, 2008 10:25:18 PM

Im not sure which card to get, they are both the same price, im planning on buying 2 of these in January and need help to pick the best choice.
Here are the newegg links . .

Thanks in advance.

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October 28, 2008 10:41:51 PM

The 8800GTS has 128SP. Maybe these are rebadged 8800GTS chips as 9800GT chips? Nvidia rebadges everything these days, makes as much sense as anything else. I wonder when they will release something new? (other then the GTX chips)
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October 28, 2008 11:22:51 PM

Yes, the Asus EN Ultimate is a rebadged 8800GTS 512
October 29, 2008 12:00:51 AM

At first I thought it was a Newegg typo, but after reading around a little bit, apparently Asus is just doing strange, confusing **** (similar to that 9600 GSO "Magic" poo). That's almost completely a plain 9800GTX, so why they call it a GT is beyond me. The only differences between a 9800GT and 9800GTX is the 16 shaders, dual-slot cooler and clock speed... and uh... that has all three except it's memory clock is 200Mhz shy of a reference GTX.

Perhaps a way to use slightly lower-binned GDDR3? Asus creating it's own spec of card and calling it an existing card + vague modifier is confusing for most people and I'm surprised Nvidia allows it, but aside from all that, it's an excellent card for an excellent price. Scoop up a pair and be happy.
October 29, 2008 1:10:03 AM

does anyone know of a better card for the same price or cheaper? i was looking at some of the Open Box and re sertified cards new egg has but i dont think i trust that . .

lol i was hopeing that someone was going to say the black one was better because of new technology or something . . its such a good looking card . .:( 
October 29, 2008 3:24:26 PM

There's a number of 4850's that come out just $10 higher before and after rebate. If you take a look here:

And consider the 9800GT Ultimate in SLI will nestle right in between the 9800GX2 and 9800GTX+ SLI, the 4850s typically come out on top or right in the same range.

Edit: And the Sapphire model comes with a sweet 4GB DDR2-1066 kit combo purchase that makes it only 28 bucks after rebate.