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Which is better 8800GT or 9600GT ?

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I bought a 9600GT but I have had a few people tell me that I should of stuck with the 8800GT for right now. So which is better the 8800GT or 9600GT??
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The 8800GT performs better, but the 9600GT is cheaper. I also think the 9600 scales better in SLI.





edit: the 9600GT is a great budget card, but I personally think it gets more credit than it deserves. Any nre post looking for a new GFX card gets pages of replies recommending this card over the 8800GT and such. the simple fact is, it is a midrange card and, just because it is new, doesn't make it better than older tech. (in all cases)
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post #3 of 15
dralb got it perfectly.

The 9600GT is a stripped down version of the 8800GT
post #4 of 15
8800GT hands down.
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Yeah, go with the 8800GT.

The 9600GT isn't cheap enough to make up the difference.
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^ Not exactly hands down, but yes, the 8800GT outperforms the 9600.
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Originally Posted by dralb View Post
The 8800GT performs better, but the 9600GT is cheaper. I also think the 9600 scales better in SLI.





edit: the 9600GT is a great budget card, but I personally think it gets more credit than it deserves. Any nre post looking for a new GFX card gets pages of replies recommending this card over the 8800GT and such. the simple fact is, it is a midrange card and, just because it is new, doesn't make it better than older tech. (in all cases)
Here comes another one...

I have not owned an 8800gt, but am very happy with my 9600gt ($110.00 after $40 MIR at newegg). It was too cheap to pass up. I could not find an 8800gt for under $150, although they might be now. My 9600gt games better than it benches. I overclocked my 9600gt and got a 10K 3dmark06 score, but play Crysis on high setting @ 1400X900 with FPS in the mid to high 20s-low 30s. It runs cool (51 degrees max overclocked), uses little power and does everything a $110 card should do and so much more. The fan on my card is loud if turned up too high, but at 55%, it maintains 51 degrees under load after overclocking. These choices all depend on the price/performance ratio for many of us and I cannot imagine a better price/performance ratio than what I managed.
If your decsion is purely performance driven between these two cards, I guess the 8800gt is the way to go.

Some benches of my card seen here
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/3169...ml#post3677943
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post #8 of 15
I've seen numerous benchmarks of both cards. The 8800GT 512MB will outperform the 9600GT in almost every game - by a fair, but not large, margin.

They are both great cards however, dealing a very impressive price-to-performance ratio in their own respects. The 9600GT will generally cost you a bit less.
    
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post #9 of 15
8800GT rules
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as stated above, the 9600GT cant match the performance of the 8800GT, that number '9' can be deceiving.
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