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There are much things that reviews can't tell you. Nowadays, most people just look at graphs in reviews and see which card has higher FPS. I've tried a 8800GTS 512 myself and even when Fraps or whatever FPS meter tells me that my FPS is higher than on the 8800GTX, my eyes tell me that I see stutters. Those cards just don't work at higher resolutions. At 1920x1200, I'm sticking with my 8800GTXs.

But if you have to choose between GTS 512 and 9800GTX, go for the GTS 512. It's been proven that the GTS 512 is indeed faster clock for clock. The only advantage of the 9800GTX is 3-way SLI, higher stock voltage, and the looks. GTS 512 can be easy voltmodded, and by any means it's a smaller card.
Listen to this gentleman, folks. He is wise and learned.
    
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I am still a big fan of my 2x 8800gtx cards. Stable frame rates in SLI at 1920x1080. I am not upgrading my video cards till at least GeForce10.
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I am still a big fan of my 2x 8800gtx cards. Stable frame rates in SLI at 1920x1080. I am not upgrading my video cards till at least GeForce10.
There's really not much for you to upgrade to ATM!
    
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post #14 of 33
How come no one has said "lol 8800GT sli = rapecannon buy buy buy" yet? My vote: 9800GTX. I still have a G80 GTS and the 9800GTX will [most likely] be my next graphics purchase.
    
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The 9800GTX performs better than a 8800GTX and costs 200-300 dollars less.
care to explain about the price difference?
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The 9800GTX performs better than a 8800GTX and costs 200-300 dollars less.
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care to explain about the price difference?
Yeah, let me fix that statement:

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The 9800GTX performs better than an 8800GTX in lower resolutions, but worse in higher resolutions or when AA or AF is applied, and costs 200-300 dollars less about the same.
Seriously... if you want to spend ~$300 for a card, get the one that works best for high resolutions/detail. Pick yourself up this 8800GTX for $339.99 (289.99 after MIR)
    
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The only advantage i see from 8800GTX is the additional 256 RAMDAC. But once nvidia releases newer forceware, it will definitely optimise the newer GPUs and the new cards will definitely benefit from it.
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post #18 of 33
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care to explain about the price difference?
some places are still trying to get 550 for 8800GTX's usually there AC3 or KO's though
post #19 of 33
It's ok everyone, don't poop on me completely,

A local vendor around me is trying to sell the 8800GTX for 500.00 + tax. That's not my budget.

At any rate, I picked up the 9800GTX, and I'm impressed with it thus far.
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The only advantage i see from 8800GTX is the additional 256 RAMDAC. But once nvidia releases newer forceware, it will definitely optimise the newer GPUs and the new cards will definitely benefit from it.
RAMDAC?

You mean RAM right?

RAMDAC is digital -> analog converter and those have been sitting at 400mhz forever
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