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post #61 of 96
I'm STILL going to buy an 8800GTS. Why? Cheaper (after MIR), similar performance and if it croaks my replacement will be a 9800 anyway.

Hey, if anybody does agree please let me have this one. It makes sense in my head.
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post #62 of 96
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Originally Posted by Polo224 View Post
My card is already outdated and I just installed it on Tuesday lol!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.
Your card is not outdated, laugh heartily, because you actually got the better deal my friend
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post #63 of 96
i thikn the reason they are killing it is because it can keep up witht he new 9800GTX, so they are worried about losing money over their precious 9800GTX to an 8800GTS. they are just forcing people to buy the same card for a higher price. lol
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post #64 of 96
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My card is already outdated and I just installed it on Tuesday lol!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.
lol, I don't know how many times there was a price drop or a new version just in the time it takes my order to ship This is especially true with GFX cards. the last few I ordered, before I got them, prices dropped $10-$15.
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post #65 of 96
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In before a bunch of 8800GTS owners who are now angry because their card is "outdated"
Psh, I've been feeling irked ever since they re-released my card with a G92. What a crock. Glad I payed $300 for the "same" product with worse performance. Oh well, at least I can SLI for hella cheap now.
    
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post #66 of 96
Bothers me not, the GTX is just a glorified GTS tbh it's the same damn card lol. But yea I agree with whats been said, they're killing it off so more people will opt for the 9800GTX.

I'd like to see both cards go head to head, with the same aftermarket cooler on em, would be interesting.
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post #67 of 96
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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?
You have a point, but:

A.) The 8800GTX -> 8800Ultra is a bigger performance difference than the 8800GTS -> 9800GTX.
B.) The 8800Ultra was aptly kept as a part of the 8800 series.
C.) The 8800GTX production wasn't stopped shortly after Ultra's introduction. (In fact, the Ultra's production was stopped, while keeping the mainstay GTX going.)

There's a difference between making a production run of a slightly improved card (and saying so); and producing the same card and labeling it as a new series, then killing off the less expensive version.
    
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post #68 of 96
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You have a point, but:There's a difference between making a production run of a slightly improved card (and saying so); and producing the same card and labeling it as a new series, then killing off the less expensive version.

Agreed.
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post #69 of 96
Well one things for sure...

I am sticking with my 8800GTX's until my next build which will be early next year.
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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.
I completely agree with you... I can actually bench up to 820 on the core, I'm only ATItool(30mins) stable up to a max of 802.

Have you considered attempting a v-mod? When I crank the fan speed up to 80% my card never breaks beyond 65°C, perhaps I still have a little headroom? I may try a v-mod to see if I can get 850mhz core bench stable. Who knows, if the card decides to blowup after the 8800gts's have been phased out maybe EVGA will have to send me something better?
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