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Do you think it's worth upgrading from an 8800GTS 512mb to 9800GTX?
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9800GTX is crap you'd be better getting a 8800GTX or 8800 Ultra for much cheaper.. and basically better performance.
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Originally Posted by tmaz42o View Post
Do you think it's worth upgrading from an 8800GTS 512mb to 9800GTX?
No it's not.

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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
9800GTX is crap you'd be better getting a 8800GTX or 8800 Ultra for much cheaper.. and basically better performance.
I guess I don't see how this card is crap... And I don't see many G80 GTX or Ultras that are for sale below 300 new. Not denying that I liked my 8800GTX better but not a crap card by any means.
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The 9800GTX isn't crap but it's not a big upgrade from the 8800GTS and is pretty much a waste of money
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I'd hold off unless you got another 8800 512 n run sli if you want to save $$. There are gonna be some kicka** cards getting price drops in early fall as always.
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yeah, wait for the RV770 and GT200 cards! They'll debut in July, but you can wait a few months for the price to come down.
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HELL NO!!!! dont do it!!!! just buy some more RAM, your rig is fine, but thats the only thing you have that more would help.
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post #8 of 23
9800GTX vs 8800GTS is like 3% difference in performance. Not worth time spending to open you PC to change.
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post #9 of 23
9800gtx is definitely not crap. it plays crysis on very high settings @ 1440x900 at about 25 frames /sec. BUT i think it is worth it to upgrade if you have a 86XX card or lower. if you have a 8800, you'd probably be better off SLIing one of those (if you have a 16X,16X MB) or just wait to see ati's 4XXX series or nvidias rumored 9900 cards.

my personal opinion:
9800gtx > 8800gtx @ lower resolutions
9800gtx < 8800gtx @ higher resolutions due to 384-bit bus and 768mb memory.

BUT since the 8800gts 512 that you have, tmaz, which looks alot just a slightly underclocked 9800gtx (same core(g92)/memory amount(512)/bus(256), just a few more shaders on 9800gtx(128 vs 112)).

if i were you i'd stick with your 8800 until something else comes out and blows our minds

my 2 cents!


edit: 9800gtx and 8800gtx 512 BOTH have 128 shaders
8800gt 512 has 112 shaders
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post #10 of 23
8800GTS 512MB and the 9800GTX have the same amount of stream processors
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