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Poll Results: Which graphics card should I get or should I keep my 8800GTS G92?

Poll expired: Mar 25, 2008  
  • 72% (34)
    Keep my 8800GTS G92
  • 4% (2)
    Buy the 9800GTX
  • 23% (11)
    Buy the 9800GX2
47 Total Votes  
post #11 of 28
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Originally Posted by dralb View Post
I assume you mean 3dmark06. Your score went up because 3dmark06 is heavily CPU dependant, not because it was a bottleneck. (well, not that much anyways)


I just don't think the new cards are worth the money. If you were going to drop $400 (with step-up discount) on a GX2, I would rather get SLI and another GTS. Even the 9series GTX doesn't look that promising.


edit: You do know he has 939 rig, right? Whats wrong with that RAM?

Nothing, i actually felt some difference upgrading from 533mhz rams to 800 mhz, on games i don't feel that type of shooting lag anymore
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post #12 of 28
looks like your mobo can go up to a 4800 x2 , its about 95$ at tiger d
so i dont know that it would make much more dif over your 4200 ,but better is better , and your gpu is fine for now
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post #13 of 28
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Nothing, i actually felt some difference upgrading from 533mhz rams to 800 mhz, on games i don't feel that type of shooting lag anymore
That is DDR ram. There isn't much room to upgrade from PC3200 unless he got some CAS 2 or something.

I agree with the others, though. Time for a movo/RAM/CPU upgrade. It will makemuch more of a difference. I don't think a better GFX card will help much at all.
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post #14 of 28
Yup keep the GTS and get a new CPU/mobo/mem

And it'll be like getting a new GPU when you get rid of the bottle neck.
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post #15 of 28
Keep that GTS! Those clocks are awesome! I can't get above 764core.

The real solution is to buy another GTS. That is what I am going to do.
post #16 of 28
Thread Starter 
How much in a rough estimate would it cost for me to buy the CPU/MB/Ram? I'm really wanting a new quad core processor, a motherboard that can do dual or quad SLI and ram that's either high end DDR2 or DDR3 ram. If I'm going to upgrade my computer I'm going to do it the right way and buy products that are going to set me up for another two to three years without having to upgrade anything except the graphics card(s). I'm already getting 9,520 3DMark06 points with an outdated MB,Ram,CPU so I think with this next big upgrade I should be getting 14-15+ or so I'm hoping. Let me know what you think I should get and where I could buy these products for the best price.
    
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post #17 of 28
wait to see some benches! untill then keep your G92!!!
    
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post #18 of 28
Keep the current card you have i.e. the 8800 because the performance jump does not justify the price gap imo.
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post #19 of 28
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Would it only cost me a $100-$150 to upgrade via the step-up program to the 9800GTX?
    
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post #20 of 28
Well, what is your budget? You would see an increase in performance with a overcloked E2xxx series. If you are loking for budget, a Gigabyte DS3L, Ballistx and E2180 would be around $165 after rebates. If you are looking to spend a bit more, get a quad and a 2x2gb kit. That, with the DS3L would be $360. You could also upgrade to the DFI Lanparty DK P35 for another $40 or so.

I personally wouldn't get DDR3 just yet. To me it is still a bit expensive. Especially while DDR2 is getting so cheap.



FYI, I get just over 13K with my sig. If I had a Q6600 in there, it would be much higher (14.5K I would guess)


edit: Wow, I just noticed you clocks on that card. Is that stable? I can't get over 774/1944/1100.
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