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post #11 of 25
8800GT is the best deal.

If you want ATI, the 3870 or 3870x2 are solid cards, but the 8800GT is faster than a single 3870 is most applications.
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What about ATi cards? What are better value?
I hope to get some balanced information, and not some nVidia fan talk =D Thanks!
HD3870s overclock like beasts. You can go from the stock core 775 well over 900. They are even more amazing in CF. Overclocked and in CF, they will match vanilla 8800GTS 512MB in SLI.
post #13 of 25
For ATI you have

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=56&subcat=416

Thats about it... although I would highly recommend the 8800GTS 512, since clock for clock its slightly faster than the 9800GTX(although the 9800GTX OCs higher).
    
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For $320 you could get 2 3870s and put them in crossfire.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814103050
That would beat a 9800gtx

I can clock mine to 891mhz and it plays crysis on high with about 25-30fps at 1280x1024. I hear that the crossfire performance is amazing.

This is something interesting about the nvidia driver:
http://iax-tech.com/video/3870/38705.htm
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post #15 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the comments guys, appreciate it.

Lemme get this straight, are the GTS's better performing than the GT's?

Also, would my rig be fine if I swap out the GPU and fit a new one? Any compatibility issues, or would I need any upgrading?
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Nope, no issues. It's as simple as replacing the card. Nothing else
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Yes, GTS's are better than GT's (Both G92) And yes your rig should be fine to swap to any single GPU.
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Originally Posted by nathris View Post
For ATI you have

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=56&subcat=416

Thats about it... although I would highly recommend the 8800GTS 512, since clock for clock its slightly faster than the 9800GTX(although the 9800GTX OCs higher).
The 8800GTS 512MB IS a 9800GTX with lower clocks. Clock for Clock the GTX is faster.
post #19 of 25
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Lemme get this straight, are the GTS's better performing than the GT's?
Indeed, though marginally. This is because of higher clocks (and higher acheiveable clocks vs the GT), more shader processors, and a slightly more optimized core.

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Originally Posted by RussianGrimmReaper View Post
The 8800GTS 512MB IS a 9800GTX with lower clocks. Clock for Clock the GTX is faster.
Now, that's not entirely true, but they're close. Indeed, clock for clock the GTX will win, but only marginally.
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Well, my question and thing is, I am going to be ordering cards soon for my computer (the next 20 days or so) so I been watching the board alot. My thing is that I am on a budget, not a super tight one, but I cant spend 1200 on one card. And i was torn for a long time between getting my self 2x9600gt or getting a 2x8800gts (i have one 9600gt right now but it will be going into another computer when I get my cards). But now I am really thinking of going ahead and just buying 2x9800gtx from Evga for 2 reasons, 1) because I would be stepping up my preforms some with the better cards and would allow me to push my graphic need more to what I want, and since the 8800 and 9800 are close go ahead and get 9800. 2) I am planing on doing a step-up when the Next gen cards come out in july and its easier to pay for 2 cards now and step up then, then to pay for 2 cards I cant step-up or be left owing alot to step-up.
But my thing is (I am not looking for justification or a pat on the back to do this) I just want to get a great card and make sure I make the best informed decision I can. So if I get the plan 9800gtx and do a bios flash to the SSC bios will that limit my OCing beyond that? Or is the SSC kind of the limit anyway? Or, does the SSC have more OCing then a standard with the SSC bios? One last question in SSC bios, where could I get it?
    
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