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8800 GT Better than 9800GTX??

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December 1, 2008 8:37:39 PM

So ive been shopping around for a few days and am trying to find the best card for the 100-150 area and I have decided on the BFG Geforce 9800GTX for 150$.

Any last suggestions before I go and buy this card?
Does anyone know of a better deal for the 150 price range?

Also I always thought the bigger the number the better the card but ive noticed the Geforce 8800 GT goes for 100 - 150 more than the 9800 GTX!?
Why is that? Should it be the other way around? Is the 9800GTX so horrible it ranks lower in price than its older brother??

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December 1, 2008 8:51:14 PM

Hmm, you must be looking at 1GB versions of 8800GT, that or your store sucks... Alot

The 9800GTX is a rebadged and in some cases die-shrunk version of the 8800GTS, so it will perform slightly ahead of the 8800GT in most situations. The 9800 also brings Tri-SLi connectors to the ball game.

If its cheeper than an 8800GT, by all means go for the 9800GTX. Infact, unless you can score the 8800 for more than $40 less, stick to the GTX. As Invisik mentioned, for a few extra bucks, an HD4850 will blow both cards away.
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December 1, 2008 8:56:37 PM

I agree with invisik go for the 4850 for 159$ its faster then both 8800 GT and 9800GTX and even beats the 9800GTX+ in some of the benchmarks. For that price your better off with the 4850 , but more importantly can your power supply handle any 3 of these cards ? Having had both 8800GT and my current 9800GTX+ i know you will need a minimum of 450-500 watt hi quality PSU . What kind of PSU do you have I dont suggest any generic PSU you need a good one. Double check that before you make any purchase .
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December 1, 2008 9:14:44 PM

Nah, he's got a $150 budget. I doubt that he's looking for a solution involving 3 video cards.

+1 for the HD 4850. BTW, power requirements are 450W+ for a system with one card and 550W+ for two.

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December 1, 2008 9:19:44 PM

HD4850 ATI card is best if you can afford it.

9800GTX = 8800GTS (512MB version)

9800GT = 8800GT

HD4850 > 9800GTX > 8800GT

If you're here in the United States, I'd suggest searching for the video card you want using www.pricegrabber.com for prices. That site will find all the online retailers (most anyhow) and help you find the cheapest place to buy it from.

I usually end up going with www.tigerdirect.com or www.newegg.com as they are very reputable and typically have good pricing. Usually much cheaper than buying in a store.
December 1, 2008 9:23:37 PM

9800GTX (not the + version) is a good card, I put one in my wife's PC I built a few months ago, but the 4850 is better without a doubt.
December 1, 2008 9:40:22 PM

jerreece said:
HD4850 ATI card is best if you can afford it.

9800GTX = 8800GTS (512MB version)

9800GT = 8800GT

HD4850 > 9800GTX > 8800GT

If you're here in the United States, I'd suggest searching for the video card you want using www.pricegrabber.com for prices. That site will find all the online retailers (most anyhow) and help you find the cheapest place to buy it from.

I usually end up going with www.tigerdirect.com or www.newegg.com as they are very reputable and typically have good pricing. Usually much cheaper than buying in a store.


but 9800GTX+ = HD4850 > 9800GTX > 8800GT
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December 1, 2008 11:09:51 PM

Another +1 for a 4850, though the 9800gtx(+) is a good card as well.

I don't have a clue how the 8800GT was more than that 9800GTX.

Enjoy the new card.
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