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Hang out a little longer for a 8800GT or GTS, prices will drop or there will be plenty of used ones for sale when the new 9800GTX's hit the streets anyday. BTW: 9800GTX Benches on one of tonights threads (besting its dual core big brother often).
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Thread Starter 
What about the 9800GT?

What do we know about that?

That's an option that has interested me some...
    
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There is too much of a price difference between the 9600gt and 8800gt right now and not enough of a performance increase.

A factory overclocked 9600gt at 650mhz-700mhz will match or beat a stock 8800gt. If you bring it up to 750mhz you will easilly beat a stock 8800gt in almost any situation except maybe very high res.

If the difference is $40-50 then I expect the lower card to not reach 8800gt levels even if overclocked. When the 8600gt came out the price difference was like $30 bucks between a 8600gts, but an overclocked 8600gt would not reach 8600gts speeds because of the faster memory. Then it was worth it to get the higher model.

But an extra $40-50 for potential 10% increase? The 9600gt is the better deal hands down.
Let's put this in perspective, that money could be put to better use.

If you can stretch I would recommend the 8800gts 512mb. That would be a substantial improvement.
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True,True.

Well how about this - Do we see anything coming on the horizon that I might want to hold my breath on?

*Cough* 9800??? *cough*

And I hear there's a mysterious "Nvidia G100" architecture that MIGHT be poking it's head out this summer....
    
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Let me get this right. The 9600gt will actually outperform an 8800gt at low resolutions such as 1280x1024? Low res benchmarks seem to be hard to come by these days...
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so there was a few BSOD's but the most recent drivers seem to have stabalized this. 9600+ marks and i put the card up to 670 from 650 OoOoOo lol. but it is a freakin great card, even with the minor inconvience of dealing with the crashes for a couple days.
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