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Wow. Is the core clock pretty much everything that determines the GPU's abilities? And....are you a fellow Anon?
Pretty much. In my experience the memory clock has a marginal effect compared to the core.. So you should always max it out first before touching memory.

And yeah /b/ is good for killing off a few brain cells every now and then. I don't think '??? Profit' started there though.

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I would say wait. Only upgrade if you need too. It better toi wait for all 9 series so the price on 8800GT is better. Performance wise 8800GT does 25% better.
Eh, most of the benchmarks place it at 10-15% less performance than the 8800. The drivers are still relatively new as well.
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Wow. Is the core clock pretty much everything that determines the GPU's abilities? And....are you a fellow Anon?
Core Clock, ROPs, Memory Clock, Memory Bus and Shaders all play a a part in card performance

Get the 9600GT or 8800GTS 512MB
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I would say wait. Only upgrade if you need too. It better toi wait for all 9 series so the price on 8800GT is better. Performance wise 8800GT does 25% better.
If he can be happy with an 8500 then he'll be more than satisfied with a 9600GT though.

And if you wait for price drops and all even though they are inevitable you end up waiting forever.

But if you're not wanting it any time soon then yea, I agree. Give it about 2 more months and all 9 series should be out. Go for the 8800GT or go for the 8800GTS.
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Go with the new blood bro!
    
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Pretty much. In my experience the memory clock has a marginal effect compared to the core.. So you should always max it out first before touching memory.

And yeah /b/ is good for killing off a few brain cells every now and then. I don't think '??? Profit' started there though.
Yeah, it started in an episode of South Park.

My 8500gt is treating me well. Max settings at 1680x1050 (but only 2x AA and Trilinear Filtering) on HL2, CS:S, and Team Fortress is leaving me with playable framerates. I think the 9600gt will be fine for me.

But will someone tell me why newegg isn't sending me these promo codes?
    
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i said screw it... there was a lil fear of the black screen issue people seem to be having with the 9600s but screw it ya know? whats life without a little risk, so i might ahve to rma... i made it on an entire build without having any DOA or issues... hopefully my luck will hold out 135 with shipping and tax is sexy as hell... and with newegg i usually get it the day after i order (2days this time since i ordered at 11pm) plus, as long as i still have this 8600 in here i can hold on to it if i do have to send crap back.

i decided that the 9600 will be enough power for my current set up, so getting an EVGA would be useless as i prolly wont step up on this card.

after a couple months im going to build an intel rig when i have more money and time... this build was more of a rush since i was without a computer to play on when my old one blew up on me lol
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I would say wait. Only upgrade if you need too. It better toi wait for all 9 series so the price on 8800GT is better. Performance wise 8800GT does 25% better.
Wrong, 9600GT has 90% of the power of the 8800GT. Even in some benchmarks the 8800GT loses to it.
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The power requirement for the 9600GT is around 85watts loaded vs. 145watts for the 8800gt. Both require a 6pin. 8800gt price casn be found nearing 170. Either or, depends on your budget. The 9600 should work just fine for your needs and will oc as well.
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Well, with the 8800gt being older, and only a few frames better than the 9600gt, I'm definitely going to choose the newer card. I have a feeling it will pay off in the future. I went ahead and ordered two of the XFX ones at $136 a piece!
    
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I have a 9600GT and I play Crysis all the time with decent framerates. Overall I like this card and it runs really cool. Idle temps are about 36C idle and 58-62C on load. Buy it, you wont be disappointed.
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