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people people people! now is NOT the time to be buying graphics cards! at least wait until RV770 and GT200 come out, because when they do anything that's out now will both drop in price and become heavily overshadowed. by the way they come out june/july I beleive so it's not like its a huge wait. don't throw your money down the toilet.
That's when the true single Ultra killer/replacement is due out isnt it?

nVidia's names are driving me mad. /sigh the 9800GTX was that supposed to be the single GPU replacement for the Ultra? Or has it not come out yet? Someone was saying somthing about a 9900Ultra..
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The 9800GTX is the better card.
LOL.
8800GTX is still king at higher res. If lower res, go with G92 GTS. I'm using two in SLI at faster than 9800GTX speeds
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post #23 of 29
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LOL.
8800GTX is still king at higher res. If lower res, go with G92 GTS. I'm using two in SLI at faster than 9800GTX speeds
9800GTX are pretty much just 8800GTS G92's that overclock slightly better. Not worth the extra money IMO. Honestly, I would just wait until the new 4 series from ATI comes out...GDDR5 is going to take giant poopies on everything that's out right now.
post #24 of 29
All of you guys that have suggested the OP to wait for the new cards forgot that these new top end cards that are going to be coming out from Nvidia and ATI are going to cost at least $500+ and I HIGHLY doubt that the price of the G92 8800GTS is going to get any lower anytime soon.
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post #25 of 29
Not to go too far off topic...

I just got finished reading scores between the 9800GTX and the 8800Ultra/GTX seems to have been the same at lower res and as the res went higher the Ultra dominated. So I guess this card wasn't meant to replace the card yet. the GX2 beat the Ultra with no aa, but once aa was on the Ultra was damn near the same as one GX2.

So I guess until the new 9900 series comes out there's no real reason to upgrade for anyone really..
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Not to mention, the 9800GTX will definitely overclock better, run cooler, with much less power consumption; read any review on the 9800GTX, you'll see. Just read the reviews I posted
I don't think power consumption will have too much of an impact between the 9800gtx and 8800gts g92, beings they are both based on the g92 chip. I would go with the 8800gts g92 card beings it is about the best bang for the buck besides the 8800gt card. That is the reason I decided to go with the gts g92 card instead of paying the extra money for a basically overclocked 8800gts card.
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post #27 of 29
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Not to mention, the 9800GTX will definitely overclock better, run cooler, with much less power consumption; read any review on the 9800GTX, you'll see. Just read the reviews I posted ^^
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I don't think power consumption will have too much of an impact between the 9800gtx and 8800gts g92, beings they are both based on the g92 chip. I would go with the 8800gts g92 card beings it is about the best bang for the buck besides the 8800gt card. That is the reason I decided to go with the gts g92 card instead of paying the extra money for a basically overclocked 8800gts card.
They're power consumption is almost identical... I think the fact that they share the same core might explain this phenomena.

http://www.tomshardware.com/2008/04/...ew/page12.html

As for running cooler:

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Despite a limit that's traditionally set at 105°C (the temperature at which the frequencies drop in order to protect the GPU), the rotation speed of the 9800 GTX' fan has clearly been set fairly high in order to stay as far as possible from that temperature.
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post #28 of 29
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I don't think power consumption will have too much of an impact between the 9800gtx and 8800gts g92, beings they are both based on the g92 chip. I would go with the 8800gts g92 card beings it is about the best bang for the buck besides the 8800gt card. That is the reason I decided to go with the gts g92 card instead of paying the extra money for a basically overclocked 8800gts card.
I agree, I also don't see how the 9800GTX can run much or any cooler than the 8800GTS. My GPU temp when gaming never goes over 59C at the stock fan settings which is only 29% fan speed I believe.
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I agree, I also don't see how the 9800GTX can run much or any cooler than the 8800GTS. My GPU temp when gaming never goes over 59C at the stock fan settings which is only 29% fan speed I believe.
Yeah my friend's SLI'd 9800GTX's in a P182 IDLE in an Antec P182 at 60*C lol
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