A few weeks ago, I started a thread regarding to see if the 8800GT 1GB I purchased was worth the buy. I got very positive and useful feedback, thanks btw fellas.
I just received my 8800GT and it's all good and well, no problems here. BUT my friend just offered to trade for his 9800GT which is at 512MB. Now I know that the 8800GT and the 9800GT are both the SAME cards, the only difference here is the 9800GT has a 55nm G92b chip (opposed to the 8800GT that has a 65nm G92a) which allows it to run way cooler, giving it way to be OC'd more.
The only reason he wants the 1GB is that his going to connect it to his 42" TV and needed more gigs to get slightly better results when gaming on such a big screen.
Do you think its worth a trade? Don't forget, they are at stock speeds, which are both the same. I do loose 512MB or VRAM, but we all know that the most a 8800GT can't push 1GB, it can only come in handy at such high resolutions.
I was personnally going to accept the trade But I thought I'd ask first. I'm open to opinions. Thank you!
I don't think that's a bad deal. Just curious .. what are the brands and models of the two cards? You could easily use that to look at benchmarks and probably be able to tell if you will be losing any or gaining any real speed. You probably wouldn't .. and most likely the 9800GT will be a better card. But it's still worth a look at the actual benchmarking results just to be sure.