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8800GTS 640 vs9800GTX 512

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February 6, 2009 1:38:19 AM

I own a 8800GTS 640 OC to clock 658, Shader clock 1600 and memory clock 1050. I have a chance to get a 9800GTX 512 for 85$ from my friend who is upgrading to a 260. My question is i game on a 1440x900 monitor and the only thing i cant max out is crysis. Would this 9800gtx be a good buy? Would i be able to see any differences or am i wasting my money?The 9800GTX specs are 675 clock,2200 memory clock and the BIG one, 128 streamers VS my 96 on my 8800gts640.And i plan on OC the 9800GTX as well. Would this future proof me a little better then the 8800gts640 on the 1440x900?
February 6, 2009 3:01:47 AM

It'd be a good deal but it wont future-proof you.
I'd make it depending upon how much would I get for my gts 640.
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February 6, 2009 4:16:34 AM

lol 1440 x 900 crysis max settings can be done with ATI 4870 or GTX 260 :D 

There is the AA also u see.

I'd say a 9800 can run crysis on 720p high settings and 2 x AA.
February 6, 2009 1:33:39 PM

salem80 said:
if his card 9800gtx+ that will be good deal
even 9800gtx are a bit better then 8800GTS but not that much see this
i suggest go for HD 4830 that better then GF9800GT and closer to GF980GTX+ ($68.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebat)

it's cheaper then that used 9800GTX and at the same performance

The article you linked to is benching the 8800GTS 512, not the 8800GTS 640. The 512 is a G92 core, the 640 is a G80 core . . . a pretty big difference. Although the 512 has less memory, it has 128sp and higher core and memory clocks. The 512 runs all over the 640. The 9800GTX and GTX+ are basically the direct replacement for the GTS 512, with the same # SP and higher shader, core, and memory clocks.

The 9800GTX(+) would greatly outperform the OP's 8800GTS 640, but if you are looking to buy a card to use for the next year or more, a GTX260 would be a better use of the money, but is by no means future proof.

Just my two bottlecaps . . .
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February 6, 2009 2:47:20 PM

@ SNURTLE112: Ask your friend if he`ll let you test it first.
I do n`t think you`ll see a huge improvement, an improvement yes, but not a huge one, for `future proofing` you really should be looking at a GTX260 or 1Gb HD4870 (and yes, I mean the 1Gb not the 512 Mb card).
February 6, 2009 5:23:15 PM

I guess i will wait awhile then and purchase a 260 in 6-9 months when the prices drop some more.Like i said right now i can play crysis with some AA and enthusiasts level at 1440x900 with playable frames over i guess i will sit tight.thanks for the info. Anyone got an idea on how much prices might drop on the 260's?And im sorry when i say future proof i mean for the next couple years on the same 1440x900 monitor, which i know shouldnt be TO difficult since the resolution is not high at all
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February 6, 2009 6:49:56 PM

Sounds like a sound plan to me.
As for price drops, all we can do is wait and watch.
February 6, 2009 7:37:08 PM

thanks for all the help ONCE again