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8800GTS (G92) v. 9800GTX

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so im torn between these two cards, i hear the 9800 is just an overclocked 8800, but physically larger than the 8800. the memory is clocked about 250mhz higher on the 9800, but i also cant really find any vga coolers for it (if i got one for the 8800 i could probably clock it better than the 9800, core clock and all). I can get the 9800gtx for 15 bucks more than the 8800gts. what do you guys think? thanks.

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You can get any of these cards and overclock at home. The XFX version of the standard 8800GTS G92 is $240 and comes with COD4. Just oc it at home. The 9800GTX is a waste unless you really want the bigger heatsink. Its your choice, though. I would get the 8800GTS G92, unless the 9800GTX price drops.
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The 9800GTX OC's slightly better on average than an 8800GTS.

The 8800GTS is a better deal.
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Bump up the 9800gtx fan speed and it runs scary cool!! clocked at 831core right now and its runs 37c idle 53c load on 60% fan.
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9800GTX might be slightly better than the 8800GTS but not by much really.
 
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I say go with the 8800GTS...I love mine, and the 9800 is so minimally better than the 8800gts, a few pipelines and a little higher clock speed.
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post #7 of 18
9800GTX is the GTS rebranded with a few useless goodies and a slightly higher clock speed.

It's not worth the extra $60.
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hmm... go 8800GT SLI
oh wait you have an HP, stick with the 8800GTS.
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hmm... go 8800GT SLI
Under $200...
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post #10 of 18
If you can afford the 9800GTX go for it. From what I have heard they are not going to be making drivers for the 8 series cards anymore.
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