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Upgrading from a 9600gso to a 9800 GTX worth it?

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July 9, 2010 4:44:28 PM

I saw at Tiger Direct here in Canada they have the GeForce 9800 GTX+ Video Card - 512MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV for $99 with rebate. Last year I purchased the Geforce GSO 9600 with mixed results using After Effects. Just wondering if this is a step up or a lateral move...

Also, if someone has a better card at roughly the same price, please let me know that as well.

Thanks in advance.
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July 9, 2010 5:32:26 PM

newegg.com doesn't ship to Canada. At their canadian site, their cheapest 4850 is $95 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

I'd suggest getting a GT 240 like this http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... for $85, although it is very comparable to a 9800 (maybe slightly faster due to new architecture)

If you have a Memory Express in your city, they've got some good deals going on right now.
$65 GT 240 with mail in rebate http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX27164(ME).aspx
$120 GT 250 (good card) http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX27367(ME).aspx

Or on ATI side of things you've got some deals like
$95 5670 http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX27198(ME).aspx

Personally I"d go with the 5670 or GT 250 for the ~$100 range.
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