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Just as the title states should I buy a 8800GS or a 9600GT? BTW my LCD's resolution is only 1024x768.
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post #2 of 34
At that resolution, whatever is cheaper.
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post #3 of 34
9600GT is more powerful, but the 8800GS is cheaper, and considering your LCD's res is only 1024*768 you might want to consider the GS, since anything more would be overkill really. (In fact the GS is probably overkill and I'm sure you could get away with an 3850.)
post #4 of 34
In general, 9600GT's performance is betweeb 8800GS and 8800GT. At 1024x768, either 8800GS or 9600GT is fine but I would go for 9600GT. They are about the same price now if you won't mind MIR.

9600GT $110
8800GS $99
post #5 of 34
The XFX 8800 GS 384 MB G92 was a good deal when I got it recently for $110 after a mail-in rebate. With the stock cooler I overclocked an additional 26% by raising the GPU from 580 MHz to 731, shaders 1450 MHz to 1827, and the memory 1400 MHz to 1960MHz, a 40% overclock. A serious overclocker, this videocard may be on par with a 9600 GT and close to 8800 GT graphics, non-overclocked of course. A significant upgrade from my BFG 7900 GS OC.

At 1280 x 1084 , Crysis Texture/Shadows/Physics/Shadows/Watergives on High: Everything Else Medium gives me very playable frame rates an avg FPS 25.








Also with COD4 at 1600 x 1200 all max settings I get an avg 40+fps
And with Supreme Commander at 1600 x 1200 all max settings - 35+fps
At 1024 x 768 you will get avg FPS 35 with max settings in Crysis.

I believe it is available on Newegg for $99 after mail-in rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150275
I wonder how well they do in SLI.
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post #6 of 34
I just got an 8800GS and I love it! I only game at 12*10 and it works well. If you are gamign at a higher res, get the 9600GT
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post #7 of 34
3850 or 8800gs. Whichever you can find cheaper
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post #8 of 34
Id say go for the 8800GS
 
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post #9 of 34
Get whichever is cheaper

They're both kinda overkill for your resolution
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post #10 of 34
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Cool looks like I'm gonna be buying an 8800GS soon .But which one should I get off of newegg.I ask this because I've heard that the XFX version (only $99 after rebate!!) doesn't have as good of memory for overclocking and that the fan is loud!!! which is a turnoff even with the rebate .So maybe I should get the EVGA version for $109 after rebate?
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