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Stupid question EVGA 8800 GTS 512MB/320MB VS 9800 GT 512MB

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November 12, 2009 11:37:13 PM

Well I have a EVGA 9800 GT 512/65NM/G92, I know it an 8800 GT in a new package. However i found a 8800 GTS 512 for $100CAD(going to try 80) the 8800 GTS 320MB is $75CAD,


9800GT Stock:
-GPU:600MHz
-Memory:900MHz
-Shader:1500MHz

9800GT OC (still playing with it):
-GPU:700MHz
-Memory:1002MHz
-Shader:1750MHz

8800 GTS 512MB(from EVGA):
-GPU:650MHz
-Memory:1940MHz
-Shader:1674MHz
^This is from the spec of 512-P3-N841-AR, the card I am looking at, I don't know the Model.

8800 GTS 320MB: WTF I can't get a clear answer. :fou: 


**NOTE other then the 9800GT spec, I can't verify the spec or OC. **

so what I am asking is this a stupid,(like putting DDR2, in a DDR MOBO?!) to buy one of this cards, cause i have the 9800?


Pic of my cards spec.

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November 12, 2009 11:53:34 PM

You won't see and drastic improvements going to a 8800GTS from a 9800GT, and yes a 9800GT is really an 8800GT ( i think its just a die shrink). THe 8800GTS/320 IS a different GPU than the other two and would actually be a downgrade.

Keep your money for a more drastic upgrade. If you have an SLI motherboard, maybe a 2nd 9800GT would be in order. Short of that, just wait and get a DX11 card someday.
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November 12, 2009 11:58:21 PM

jay2tall said:
You won't see and drastic improvements going to a 8800GTS from a 9800GT, and yes a 9800GT is really an 8800GT ( i think its just a die shrink). THe 8800GTS/320 IS a different GPU than the other two and would actually be a downgrade.

Keep your money for a more drastic upgrade. If you have an SLI motherboard, maybe a 2nd 9800GT would be in order. Short of that, just wait and get a DX11 card someday.


The sli is a great option and having gone that way my self just make sure the cards run cool.
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November 13, 2009 12:09:09 AM

It's looks like i have a excuse to replace, a working MOBO(That can be fixed.) :)  SLI here i come.

Thanks, sometimes i like to buy older 'cheap' parts, it's has worked for me in the past, but i missed a 3850(i think, i forget) X2 for 150 :( .

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November 13, 2009 12:16:59 AM

If you are going to replace your motherboard just to run 9800GT's in SLI, I'd just sell the 9800 and get the next best thing then.
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November 13, 2009 12:21:43 AM

bleach said:
It's looks like i have a excuse to replace, a working MOBO(That can be fixed.) :)  SLI here i come.

Thanks, sometimes i like to buy older 'cheap' parts, it's has worked for me in the past, but i missed a 3850(i think, i forget) X2 for 150 :( .


I almost landed one for $50 twice on the bay.
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November 13, 2009 12:22:37 AM

Well it's not the only reason. The MOBO is tapped out, i can't get any more from it. I using a 64 X2 6400+ (yes i know old, but it was dirt cheap.) and that is the MOBO max. :( 
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