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( www.novatech.co.uk )

8800gtx = £200
9800gx2 = £400

9800gtx = £350

On the site im thinking about buying my parts from has the above graphics cards but the prices seem strange to me, especially how there is the exact same card made by different manufacturers that are almost double the price !???

but anyway my question is what would be the wisest card(s) to go for.. ive read that the 9 series cards are not really worth the money so im thinking about getting 2 8800gtx's which would be the same price as one 9800gx2... in your oppinions would that perform better than the 9 series??

the good thing about the gx2 is the fact I would have SLI by only taking up one pci-e port so I could add another in the future and have quad SLI.... as if i did buy 2 8800 gtx's I cant see me ever having quad sli as i will probably only be able to fit 2 graphics cards in my system

opinnions please?
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post #2 of 12
9800GX2, you can always buy another. With 2x8800GTX, your stuck with those two cards.
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2 8800gt are a much better value. Faster than 2 8800gtx (except at max res) and definitely faster than a GX2

also cheaper than either
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2 8800gt are a much better value. Faster than 2 8800gtx (except at max res) and definitely faster than a GX2

also cheaper than either
I thought the 9800gx2 was basically just 2x8800gt's anyway?
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for starters that 9800gtx is wayy overpriced you can get it on ebuyer for around £230 and in all honesty if you have the cash id go for the 8800gtx sli depending on what res you are gaming at. put it this way if your gaming at high res go with the 8800's if not get the 9800gtx its plenty fast.or if you want to save a bit of cash go with the 8800gts 512mb as its basically the same card(slightly higher clocks) as the 9800gtx but minus the support for tri sli
    
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If you are going to SLi you are going to play high resolution or there is no point. 8800GTX is much better then 8800GT. In SLi is even better. BTW at 1900*1200 8800GTX is the best and it will beat 9800GX2.
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If you are going to SLi you are going to play high resolution or there is no point. 8800GTX is much better then 8800GT. In SLi is even better. BTW at 1900*1200 8800GTX is the best and it will beat 9800GX2.
what about the 9800 gtx..... is it better than a 8800 gtx as its not much more expensive apparently
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what about the 9800 gtx..... is it better than a 8800 gtx as its not much more expensive apparently
at lower resolutions it is but when you go to higher resolutions 8800gtx wins
    
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8800gtx and overclock it

Then, save the rest of the money for the next card to come out that's worth it's money
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2 8800gt are a much better value. Faster than 2 8800gtx (except at max res) and definitely faster than a GX2
also cheaper than either
Learn your stuff. The 8800gt's are not faster than 2 GTX's. Its the G92-GTS's that are faster than the GTX at resolutions below 1900x1050.

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I thought the 9800gx2 was basically just 2x8800gt's anyway?
No, the 9800gx2 is two 8800gts-g92s together. With slightly lower core clocks.

I would take the 9800gx2. Because, in the future, when the gx2 is no longer the latest and greatest, you will be able to add a second for a very low price. And then you would have a nice quad sli system.
    
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