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From 8800gts 320 to Geforce 9800GTX+

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Anonymous
March 12, 2009 10:00:29 PM

Hi all,
Will it be worth while to upgrade from nvidia geforce 8800GTS 320 to Geforce 9800GTX+ for 55$.

Thanks
March 12, 2009 10:08:50 PM

Yes
a b U Graphics card
March 12, 2009 10:24:32 PM

^ +1 .....yes
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a b U Graphics card
March 12, 2009 10:31:42 PM

Maybe. They both are the same G92 chip - in essence, the 9800GTX/GTX+ is a slightly improved version of the 8800GTS.

You will see improvement, but it won't be significant. How much are 8800GTS nowadays? If they are under 100, you should get another and SLi them.
March 12, 2009 10:34:12 PM

Were the 320mb versions of GTS G92? I thought it was only the 512 versions.
a b U Graphics card
March 12, 2009 10:36:31 PM

^ I think there were 320, 512, and 640 mb versions...not 100% sure
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a c 160 Î Nvidia
March 12, 2009 11:00:08 PM

G80=320/640 G92=512 which was superior to the older ones. 9800GTX+ is a big step up from 8800GTS320
March 12, 2009 11:01:46 PM

I wouldnt say a BIG step up, I dont think its worth the money.
March 12, 2009 11:02:04 PM

Yeah I think there were 320, 512 and 640mb versions but the 512 is based on the G92 and the others are not. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. Is the GTS 320 worse then the 8800GT? I think it is.

EDIT: ah, too late :p 
March 12, 2009 11:02:21 PM

Bluescreendeath said:
Maybe. They both are the same G92 chip - in essence, the 9800GTX/GTX+ is a slightly improved version of the 8800GTS.


Nope, the 320MB and 640MB 8800GTS used a crippled G80 core, the 512MB 8800GTS that was released later was based on G92.


March 12, 2009 11:05:19 PM

Wouldnt it pretty much be like going from the 320 to the Ultra?
March 12, 2009 11:31:18 PM

People dont like those charts so i have heard, unreliable :( 
a b U Graphics card
March 12, 2009 11:31:37 PM

I used to have a 8800GTS, then I like an idiot I spilt water all over the top vent on my case, and blew the 8800GTS (320) up. I then got a 9800GTX+ (512). I didnt expect to see much difference, but I really noticed a performance difference (mostly in crysis). Plus it runs cooler and overclocks better. You cant go wrong for what your paying.
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a c 160 Î Nvidia
March 12, 2009 11:38:14 PM

8800GTS320 had a weakness with eye candy turned on because of how little memory was installed.
March 12, 2009 11:58:51 PM

If the OP plays at a fairly high resolution then should there not be a big difference as rolli59 has said there is not enough VRAM on that card?
March 13, 2009 12:16:10 AM

OMG, so much fail in this thread.

He has the old school, low end G80 8800GTS. The 9800GTX+ is as good as (untill you hit high res with lots of AA) the 8800Ultra. I can see the lack of enthusiasim if he was paying retail (~$150) but for $55, its a great move.
Anonymous
March 13, 2009 1:27:49 AM

thanks for all the replies guys. keep the ideas coming here one more question

instead of going for 9800GTX+ why not i go for Geforce GTS 250. 512MB or 1GB???
March 13, 2009 1:53:44 AM

Anonymous said:
thanks for all the replies guys. keep the ideas coming here one more question

instead of going for 9800GTX+ why not i go for Geforce GTS 250. 512MB or 1GB???

The GTS 250 is just another rebranded G92 based video card. If the GTS 250 cost $20 more than the 9800GTX+ upgrade, I'd say it isn't worth it.
Anonymous
March 13, 2009 2:09:18 AM

g3force said:
The GTS 250 is just another rebranded G92 based video card. If the GTS 250 cost $20 more than the 9800GTX+ upgrade, I'd say it isn't worth it.


it's cheaper then 9800gtx+
a c 106 U Graphics card
a b Î Nvidia
March 13, 2009 2:18:14 AM

For only $55 it most certainly is worth it. I'm guessing you're going through evga's step up program or something. Anyway the 320 version is limited by memory so even a 9800GT 512MB would be a significant improvment with many modern games. Not only that but the G92/G92b chip is a little more efficient than the G80 your current card is based on so that coupled with the increased speeds and SPs means that you'll see a pretty big difference.
Anonymous
March 13, 2009 2:56:19 AM

should i go with 512 MB or 1GB Geforce GTS 250. i plan to upgrade to 1920 x 1200 monitor soon. but i think GTS 250 will max out before it can use 1gb memory.
March 13, 2009 3:05:53 AM

I guess i didnt see he was only paying 55 bucks... sure why not. Full price though, no.
Anonymous
March 13, 2009 7:24:16 PM

Thanks to everyone for there input.

I sold my 8800GTS 320 for 80$ and ordered Geforce GTS 250 for 133$. Final Price 53 Dollars.
a c 1401 U Graphics card
a c 160 Î Nvidia
March 13, 2009 7:33:28 PM

Good deal, poor sucker could have had hd4830 for less
a b U Graphics card
March 13, 2009 7:35:26 PM

^ ???
March 13, 2009 7:49:00 PM

For 55 bucks i would go for it. Not for full price it's a good upgrade mainly for the more onboard memory of the 9800 and a little bit for the G92. I traded my old 8800gts 320 for a GTX260 awhile ago when the 216's hit the market
Anonymous
March 13, 2009 8:12:19 PM

IzzyCraft said:
For 55 bucks i would go for it. Not for full price it's a good upgrade mainly for the more onboard memory of the 9800 and a little bit for the G92. I traded my old 8800gts 320 for a GTX260 awhile ago when the 216's hit the market


Yeah i just wanted an upgrade becuase of memory, didn't want to waste money by buying 260 or 280 now becuase by end of this year GTX 300 Series be out which will be Directx 11. I can pass 6 to 8 months with GTS 250. Thanks Man.
Anonymous
March 14, 2009 12:29:56 PM

rolli59 said:
Good deal, poor sucker could have had hd4830 for less


i'm good with GTS 250 dude. it serves my need perfectly for now. I can buy GTX 285 or 260 but i see it as waste of money as directx 11 cards (GTX 300 Series) will be out in about 6 months. You go ahead and ENJOY your Ati 4830 man...
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a c 160 Î Nvidia
March 14, 2009 1:12:33 PM

"Sucker" meaning the person that bought a used 8800GTS320 for 80USD when you can pickup a new HD4830 for 75 with full warranty.
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