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This subject has been touched 1000 times ... but the opinions are still controverse.

The GeForce 8800 GT was the non-plus-ultra card since its first appearance last year.

Now since the GeForce 9600 GT is out, two groups of fans have built up.
Each group claims their card to be the better choice.

Since I'm about to order the graphics card of my choice soon, I need to clear the picture a bit first with your help:
I would like to request from those of you who had the chance to have tested BOTH cards, to give us your opinion please.

I have recently spoken with an online friend who has both cards and recommended the 9600 as the better choice.
Reason: the performance is absolutely sufficient while the power consumption is much lower than the 8800.

Idle 31°C / Load 48°C (compared to 60°C on load for the 8800)


(thank you pvhk from hardforum)


Please don't reply to this thread by just saying: The xxxx is much better / Don't get this - get that !! or I have the xxxx and it's the best.
It's not about reaching the first place but making the most reasonable choice by gathering unbiased opinions, based on facts and not emotions.

Please only reply if you can give some relevant details in regards to performance & temperature.


Thank you ...
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post #2 of 26
I get 11483 in 3dmark, and my processor is not nearlly as good as the one shown in that screen shot. So I would recommend the 8800gt because it has better graphics performance. By far actually, and thats what matters in gaming.
    
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8800GT all the way. I would get the 8800GTS if you can manage to.
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^^Seconded.
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8800 GT is better according to Toms Hardware, who do relative benchmark testing for all cards (link is to the conclusion).

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The 8800 GT offers incredible Geforce 8800 GTX-class performance at almost half the price. It beats the Radeon 3870 by a notable margin
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The 9600 GT usually performs a bit below the 3870 with no antialiasing, and a bit faster than the 3870 when AA is enabled.
I think I just won this thread.
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Yep, there are a few reviews out there comparing the 8800GT and 9600GT, and they prove that the 8800GT provides better performance, though it does cost more, so you kind of have to weigh in the cost-effectiveness. Nevertheless, the 8800GT is more powerful according to recent comparisons.

Edit: Most people buy the 512mb version of the 8800gt, but there's also the 256mb version, which I believe is slower than the 9600gt.
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http://en.expreview.com/2008/02/23/g...eview/?page=12

Ta da!

Just recently you could find that galaxy 8800GT for 145 shipped after two mail in rebates, which was a crazy price. I don't know how their sales department at ncixus didn't get rattled for that.

http://www.ncixus.com/products/26780/PVT88PYDF4/XFX/

That's a pretty good deal though.

http://www.ncixus.com/products/27502...imedia%20Inc./ I've got one of these beauties coming in next week along with a bfg from rma and a tv tuner. I'll probably see what I can do with the palit before I try it out in sli, just so I can see how much I can overclock it due to it's more efficient power supply.
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post #8 of 26
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Thank you Venerence ... not all is lost. Yeah, have read the same article minutes before I posted this thread.
However, different online reviews are not conclusive on this subject.

Well, and to win this thread you would have to have both crads and be able to give relevant data.

At least you didn't put your vomit everywhere like others who might have a 4-digit counter of postings, but it's not the quantity that counts, but the quality.

Is that really so difficult to understand ?
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Heres your quality post.

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Originally Posted by Cov(enant) View Post
I would like to request from those of you who had the chance to have tested BOTH cards, to give us your opinion please.
Also, don't think many people have tested both cards besides people who do reviews on websites.

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I have recently spoken with an online friend who has both cards and recommended the 9600 as the better choice.
Reason: the performance is absolutely sufficient while the power consumption is much lower than the 8800.
Really wouldn't make a difference if you had a 600w+ PSU.

The 9600GT is good budget wise.
The 8800GT is better for performance and if you have a little more to spend.

I was afraid that this ends up in a battle of who has 3 points more ... to reach the first place is not point here.

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PLEASE READ FIRST AND IF IT's TOO DIFFICULT FOR YOU ASK AN ADULT TO HELP YOU.

Alright ?
Must you be so rude to people who are trying to help you make a decision?
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