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Which of these two EVGA 9800GT cards are better?

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November 3, 2008 4:44:33 AM

I have in my current Desktop:
http://1-4u-computer-graphics.com/Desktop-Build.htm
the EVGA e-GeForce 9800GT Akimbo Video Card - 512MB GDDR3 SLI Ready, which is the red version and is a dual slot version. Purchaced in July.

And on order from Tiger Direct, I have the EVGA GeForce 9800GT Superclocked Video Card - 512MB GDDR3 SLI Ready, which is the blue version and single slot version.

I would think that the dual slot one would run cooler than the single slot?

Which one is better as I will run that in my new machine.

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a c 365 U Graphics card
November 3, 2008 5:42:09 AM

Dual slot is generally better than single slot because the heat is exhausted out the back of the PC rather than into the PC.
November 3, 2008 5:59:22 AM

As for cooling... I can always add cooling.

Which of the two cards will give better PERFORMANCE? I was figuring the overclocked one... but could be wrong.

Also, isn't the 9800GT virtually the same card as the 8800GT? Any difference at all?
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a b U Graphics card
November 3, 2008 10:54:00 AM

As the Superclocked version is clocked higher than the Akimbo version, it will give you better performance.

For all intensive purposes, the 8800GT and 9800GT are the same card.
SOME 9800GT's are made with the 55nm shrunk G92b chip and some have support for 3 way SLI. As the number of stream processors and stock clock/memory speeds are exactly the same, there is no performance difference.
November 4, 2008 5:46:43 AM

outlw6669 said:
As the Superclocked version is clocked higher than the Akimbo version, it will give you better performance.

For all intensive purposes, the 8800GT and 9800GT are the same card.
SOME 9800GT's are made with the 55nm shrunk G92b chip and some have support for 3 way SLI. As the number of stream processors and stock clock/memory speeds are exactly the same, there is no performance difference.

Good review on the 8800GT and it is EXACTLY the same as the 9800GT
http://firingsquad.com/hardware/evga_e-geforce_8800_gt_...

I'm leaning toward the Superclocked version...
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