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Ignoring the 9800GX2 for now, the 9800GT, 9800GTX, 8800GT 512, and 8800GTS 512 have the same memory and the same processor.

It appears that the processor more or less overclocks the same, with the 8800GTS 512 and 9800GTX having better voltage control. The all appear to OC in a similar manner, with low 700s on 8800GTs and 9800GTs, and high 700s on the GTSes and GTXs. With water and a hardware voltage mod, more is possible on allt he boards.

With the 9800GT under 150, the Palit at 110, why not get that over the others? What are the differences?

And since they have the same CPU and amount of memory...and run the same driver, can they be combined in SLI? Can a 9800GT and 8800GT co-exist?
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post #2 of 9
Depends on the needs of the user ie; resolution etc.

A 9800GT cannot be used with an 8800GT
 
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post #3 of 9
8800/9800 series cannot be put in SLI. There are subtle differences, but the 9 series mostly a rebrand of the G92 chip.
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post #4 of 9
8800GTS seems to be the overall best performer, barring spending a lot more and the 8800GT, the best value
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Also, not all 8800 use the G92.
    
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if you are thinking about getting another card, just get another gt and you should be fine
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Quote:
Originally Posted by joemaniaci View Post
if you are thinking about getting another card, just get another gt and you should be fine
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You could nearly get 2 9600GTs for the price of one 8800GT.

And if the 9800GTX is a better overclocker, wouldn't it be best? It seems it the 8800GTS have better power than the 8800GT (three phase vs. two phase or something like that)
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The only time where you can put 2 different cards in SLI is when nVidia rebrands a card as another one while keeping the hardwares exactly the same. For example, my GTXs still work perfectly when I flash them to Ultras.
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