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I know the performance is about on par, but would it be worth $47 to step up my 8800GTS 512 for a 9800GTX? I figure the 9800GTX might be worth more down the road when I upgrade.

anyone know if the 9800GTX uses the same mounting holes as the 8800GTS 512?
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As far as I know it, it uses the same mounting holes as any other G92 based card. Personally, its up to you if you wanna spend the extra dough. I do know the memory is a higher binned quality, and can reach much higher OCs than the G92 GTS.
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yes its worth it
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I doubt it unless you plan on stepping up to a three way SLI down the road. The 8800GTS 512 is a smokin card, and even in two way SLI is going to peform well in most situations. I vote for not stepping up.
    
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no, I'm going to stick with a single card setup. I've had an SLI board since NF4 was introduced and shortly afterward decided I got better results with a higher end single card solution for roughly the same money. So after having several SLI boards go w/o running SLI I opted for a cheaper non-SLI board this time around. If I wanted SLI/Crossfire I'd go with the 9800GX2 or 3870x2

I actually wish I still had my 3870, but it was causing too many problems in my previous system so I traded it for my current 8800GTS. I got the evga just in case I wanted to step up. It really isn't a necessity.

But I would like a 3879x2 so in 6mo or so the 9800GTX probably would have greater resale... hmm
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Well here is the differences between the G92 8800GTS and the G92 9800GTX:

1. The memory is a higher binned memory, thus allowing for higher OCs than the G92 GTS memory.

2. Same core but different. The G92 GTS core is the G92-400-A2 revision, while the 9800GTX get the G92-420-A2 revision.

3. More power consumption, thus the 2x PCIe power connectors.

4. Higher Shaders.
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post #7 of 23
I would say not worth it, it's basically the same card.
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post #8 of 23
Do not upgrade. Waite on GT200 aka 9900GTX & 9900GX2.

EDIT: IMO its still not worth it. Id save up for a later big upgrade.
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Originally Posted by bluedevil View Post
Well here is the differences between the G92 8800GTS and the G92 9800GTX:

1. The memory is a higher binned memory, thus allowing for higher OCs than the G92 GTS memory.

2. Same core but different. The G92 GTS core is the G92-400-A2 revision, while the 9800GTX get the G92-420-A2 revision.

3. More power consumption, thus the 2x PCIe power connectors.

4. Higher Shaders.
I'll have to look at some benchmark results. Anyone seen any good ones pitting the two against each other?

I don't OC my gfx card. from past experience you only get better benches, real world tests are pretty even, so I don't bother... had too many BSODs due to OC'd gfx cards.

Quote:
Originally Posted by i_ame_killer_2 View Post
Do not upgrade. Waite on GT200 aka 9900GTX & 9900GX2.
by that time my step up period will be over
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post #10 of 23
Based on all benchmarks that I saw, G92 8800GTS is slightly behind 9800GTX. Looks like need to wait a week or so to see how 9800GTX performs under the new driver. For now, it isn't worth.
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