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GeForce 9800 GTX Underwhelms in UT3

Not to be confused with the super-expensive, super-fast SLI-on-a-stick 9800 GX2, the 9800 GTX is NVIDIA's single-GPU successor to the 8800 GTX. However, don't throw away that 8800 just yet because in UT3 and many other games the 9800 GTX is actually outperformed by the year-old 8800 Ultra.

PC Games Hardware magazine tested the new card alongside the 8800 Ultra the 8800 GTS (512MB) and ATI's flagship 3870 GX2. In UT3, the 8800 Ultra was faster by an average of nine frames per second. ATI's 3870 GX2 is still the 3DMark king, but this performance lead fails to translate well into real-world performance in current games like UT3 and Crysis.

Given that the 8800 Ultra is basically just an overclocked 8800 GTX, you could have a situation where upgrading your 8800 GTX to a 9800 GTX would actually result in a sizeable performance decrease.

News Story from Planet Unreal
News Date: Tuesday, 4 March, 2008
Link: http://planetunreal.gamespy.com/fullstory.php?id=148770
Printed On: Tue Mar 4 8:46:55 PST 2008
©2007 IGN Entertainment
Well, driver issues aside (if there are any?), it seems we shouldn't expect too much from this card, especially considering, price-wise, it will be in direct competition with the 3870x2.

Well, at least the GX2 seems to be an awesome card
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Nvidia is only letting ATI catch up so the real battle can begin..MUAHAHAHAH....probably not but ATI will catch up if this keeps up lol
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nvidia is dooming itself with these sucky 9 series cards.
9800GTX = fail
ATI FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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nvidia is dooming itself with these sucky 9 series cards.
9800GTX = fail
ATI FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When ATI makes something that blows Nvidia out the water I will then agree. Right now there a pretty close in comparison even if Nvidia did fail in the 9 series. If this is a showing of what is to come with future Nvidia cards then ATI would probably start getting the lead.

Lets keep in mind though that this card isn't out yet. I still have yet to see any gaming benches.
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Basically if you have an 8800GTX keep it for now.
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Basically if you have an 8800GTX keep it for now.
Unless you can step up of course.
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Basically if you have an 8800GTX, 8800 Ultra, or G92's in SLI keep it for now, unless you have money to blow/have cards that are only DX9/nVidia fanboy/love benchmarks/are insane.
fix'd...the 9600GT/3870X2 look really attractive at its price for everyone not in the categories above.
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Unless you can step up of course.
Not much to step up to at this point, unless something better comes along.
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nvidia is dooming itself with these sucky 9 series cards.
9800GTX = fail
ATI FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lol, don't forget ATI's best is basically a crossfired pair of 3870's, compare that to an SLI'd pair of 8800 Ultras and you will see who is the real performance champ.
    
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Wow, I knew the 9800GTS wouldn't be spectacular, but I didn't think it would be outperformed by the age old 8800GTX.

Failboat.

Also, drivers are not an issue here. It's a G92 chip. nVidia knows how to code for them.
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