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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 #21 of 28
Agreed. Keep the GTS or upgrade your cpu/board/ram, even a E2xxx with a baisc P35 board and 2GB DDR2-800. With your 8800GTS, you will have a big performance boost.
post #22 of 28
Itll be more than 150. EVGA prices are alot higher than lets say, newegg.
    
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post #23 of 28
Keep it!
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post #24 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dralb View Post
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.
Yes those clocks are stable 24/7 when I'm not at college on the crappy power outlets (it surges and looses power at least 3-5 times a week so running those high of clocks at school really doesn't work). The clocks that I run at college 24/7 are 815/2230/2024 @ 85-100% fan speed.
    
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post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by droby1987 View Post
My EVGA step-up ends in 14 days (March 25) which would allow me to get the 9800GTX, the 9800GX2 or I could just keep my 8800GTS G92. My G92 is able to run 71-73GB/s when overclocked, so is this going to keep up with the 9800 series or should I just go ahead and buy one of the 9 series cards?

So when it says I have 14 days left does that mean the step-up ends on the March 25 at Midnight?
dude neither you have good enought card as is. 1yr champ card. its just a waste of your money. i would wait for maybe end of this year better cards. wait till ur card is like 5th gen down the line maybe even 6
    
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post #26 of 28
the 9 series isnt really looking that good...it would be better if they delayed it to make I alot better.
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post #27 of 28
the peformance increase youll see wont justify the extra $$$. keep the GTS. games are gona start getting more demanding i reckon. and i dont know if youve seen Battlefield 3, but 90% enviroment distructables probably gona pound 8800, and 9000 cards either way.

wait for something groundbreaking....like the jump from 7800-->8800.
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post #28 of 28
Are you serious? How is your GTS G92 not adequate for anything out right now? If anything, you need to upgrade to a core 2.
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