Originally Posted by Gillos
"Actually, I would recommend saving even more money and get a 8800GT. Preferably from someone on the OCN 'For Sale' board. Save save save!"
I probably never would have bought this 8800GTX if the 8800GT or 8800GTS (G92 revision) had already come out. When they were released, the GT performed ~80% the performance of a GTX - for literally less than half the price. I mean, I want high-end.... but price-to-performance does have at least some
meaning, after all.
The 8800GTX isn't necessarily a horrible choice now IMO, considering the price has dropped to under $300 in some places (just remembered some places are offering rebates for this).
The 9800GTX is a slightly overclocked 8800GTS G92. They share almost identical attributes, such as core revision, memory data-bus (bandwidth), memory capacity, number of shaders, etc. If someone purchases a ~$350 9800GTX over a ~$250 8800GTS G92, they are either stupid or don't care about money. I'll say it again: the 9800GTX is a VERY poor purchase decision ATM.
I'd say, go for either an 8800GT or 8800GTS G92. Those are going to be your best bang-for-buck cards.
Originally Posted by Robilar
The GX2 is actually 2 x 8800GTS downclocked from their stock speeds. The 9800gtx and 8800GTS have faster clock speeds among other things and a pair in SLI will be faster than a GX2.
Ah, thanks for pointing that out.