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April 17, 2010 4:57:52 AM

for every question asked there are more questions given...

so here we go.

In general, when selecting a video card strictly for a gaming purposes I understand that the architecture is increased with the numbers...kinda.

Example: a 6800GT is equal to a 7800GT as to a 8800GT these are big jumps in improving your video experience.
now lets say I have a 7800GT and I want to upgrade to 9600GT I have been told that that is going down the evolutionary scale and that is not improving performance it is decreasing it.. is that correct?

also all things being equal what is the most important specification the ????Mhz GPU Clock Speed or the ????Mhz Memory Clock Speed?

Another example: 9800 GTX SSC 512MB, Core Clock 770MHz, Stream Processors 128, Effective Memory Clock 2300MHz.
8800 GT 512MB, Core Clock 600 MHz, Stream Processors 112, Effective Memory Clock 1500MHz.

So why is it everyone and there mothers agree that the 8800 is the greatest when all the numbers state different.

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a c 130 U Graphics card
April 17, 2010 5:04:10 AM

9800GTX is better. Don't listen to idiots.

8800GTX = 9800GTX because nVidia's 9XXX=8XXX.

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April 17, 2010 5:12:27 AM

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a c 1479 U Graphics card
April 17, 2010 5:21:11 AM

shadow187 said:
9800GTX is better. Don't listen to idiots.

8800GTX = 9800GTX because nVidia's 9XXX=8XXX.

That is a little simplified because of the older cards being G80 core and the newer G92. The G92 8800GTS evolved into 9800GTX that is faster than 8800GTX. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card,...
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a c 130 U Graphics card
April 17, 2010 5:24:46 AM

Over-simplification for the win.

Basically, the 8000 series of nVidia was remade into the 9000 series. That's why the 8800GTX/S/T still performs nicely.
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a c 1479 U Graphics card
April 17, 2010 5:30:14 AM

shadow187 said:
Over-simplification for the win.

Basically, the 8000 series of nVidia was remade into the 9000 series. That's why the 8800GTX/S/T still performs nicely.

Don't forget the G80 8800GTS 320mb and 640mb that perform on level with HD4670.
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a c 130 U Graphics card
April 17, 2010 5:33:39 AM

That was just due to the bus though, right?
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a c 1479 U Graphics card
April 17, 2010 5:46:29 AM

The G80 had a wider bus (320 on GTS 384 GTX) but low core clock because of die size. When they changed over to G92 they made a GT that was faster than old GTS and a GTS that had the same speed as GTX. Why at that time they did not use the 9xxx definition for those cards nobody understands.
The G92 is a very long living GPU still in the GTS250
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a c 130 U Graphics card
April 17, 2010 5:52:06 AM

I know about the G92's multiple renditions, just didn't know the 8800GTS > 8800GTX.
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