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post #51 of 96
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All that for only ~$100 more! lol
8800gts = 9800gtx... And if you are gonna complain that a 8800gts cant hit 850.. you are wrong... And for one second if you are going to argue that there is a major difference between 800/850 core... well then go ahead and spend 100-150 dollars for an extra 50mhz of core... LMAO
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post #52 of 96
Sorry, but I disagree with all the ones saying the GTS can pull 850 core. I have yet to see a card with no volt mod running stable (<<< key word here. As in ATI tool for an hour, not "Yay, I ran 3dmark06!!!") higher than 800-825. I can't get mine higher than 774/1944/1095 without artifacts. Now, I am not saying everyone has my card or that there isn't a chance it can be higher, just that I believe that 90% of stated GPU overclocks are not 100% stable. People claim stability when it doesn't crash when playing games or running 3dmark, but very rarely do they push the card to its limits when overclocked to really test it.

Now, I still think the GTS is a great value and I won't be upgrading any time soon. Nvidia was actually pretty smart. They are making money on cards with a "9" in them, regardless of performance. Just ask all the guys who bought 9600GT's instead of 8800GT's just because they are new.
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post #53 of 96
The only real reason they are phasing the 8800GTS out is because people buy it because its the same but cheaper than the 9800GTX.
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post #54 of 96
nVidia found a great way to make money over again out of the same.

I remember explaining people whats the performance difference between 8800GT, 8800GTS (g80) and 9600.
Of cause non geek people believe a geforce 9 is faster than a geforce 8 Card.
The chaos of g80 and g92 chips does the rest.

I'm not a fanboy of ATi - had a gf7 - but nVidia is kinda ripping of people that don't know the market perfect...
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post #55 of 96
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The only real reason they are phasing the 8800GTS out is because people buy it because its the same but cheaper than the 9800GTX.
They said that in the article.
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post #56 of 96
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They said that in the article.
Still true though, if fud are to be believed. I think it's a mean move by nVidia though.
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post #57 of 96
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Dude, the card's been out for a week. The GTS has been out for months.

How much has the price on the GTS dropped since release?

Oh, and not counting rebates, if you buy the same brand... say EVGA, the difference is $70. The difference between the GTS and GT is $50. I fail to see any signifigant difference.
Oh, sorry. All that for only ~$70 more!

PS: And there's a bigger difference between the 8800GT and 8800GTS than the 8800GTS and 9800GTX. Give me a break. The 8800GT has less stream processors than the 8800GTS. They are different cards and perform as such. The 8800GTS and 9800GTX are the same, with exception for the capability of *slightly* higher frequencies and OpenGL2.1 support. Oh yeah, and the $70-100 price difference.

If the difference in price between the GT and GTS is $50, then the difference in price between the 8800GTS G92 and 9800GTX should be less.
    
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post #58 of 96
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Still true though, if fud are to be believed. I think it's a mean move by nVidia though.
Can't blame them too much, they made a bad call now they are losing allot of money they could have been putting in the bank since GT200 is rumoring to be another dual-GPU solution.
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post #59 of 96
My card is already outdated and I just installed it on Tuesday lol! For people like me that upgrade ~once a year, I'd imagine anything in the 8+ series is more than adequate for any game you play (please don't !!!111!!!11 me about crysis). These companies really know how to play their markets, that is for sure.
    
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post #60 of 96
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Oh, sorry. All that for only ~$70 more!

PS: And there's a bigger difference between the 8800GT and 8800GTS than the 8800GTS and 9800GTX. Give me a break. The 8800GT has less stream processors than the 8800GTS. They are different cards and perform as such. The 8800GTS and 9800GTX are the same, with exception for the capability of *slightly* higher frequencies and OpenGL2.1 support. Oh yeah, and the $70-100 price difference.

If the difference in price between the GT and GTS is $50, then the difference in price between the 8800GTS G92 and 9800GTX should be less.
A whole boatload of people paid $200-300 more for the Ultra when it came out, just because it OC's a bit better. What makes you think they won't spend the extra cash now?
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