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So i have a choice here. i think that both of them come with G92 cores. but thats not the problem. price is of no issue. all i want to know is and how is the 9800 GTX better then the 8800 GTS.

Benchmarks will be preferable or some inside information.

is the 9800 GTX better then then 8800GTS?
    
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The 9800GTX is a tad better than the 8800GTS G92. Not worth the price difference imo.
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The ECS one on newegg costs $170... OC it and you got your 9800GTX.
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clock for clock, its THE same, it may come at a higher speed, but the EVGA 8800GTS KO has about the same clock speeds out of the box for $50 less. the thing i dont like about the 9800gtx is it needs 2 pci-e connectors, the 8800gts only needs one. the 9800gtx will do tri sli vs just dual sli with the 8800gts, but there is NO WAY your psu will handle 3 9800gtx's and have 6 pci-e connectors. i would just get the EVGA 8800GTS 512 KO
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same card, the 9800 can overclock a bit more, but its not worth the extra money.
    
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Pointless to be honest...like i told you on the phone!...yet you never believe me..you n00b...The 9800GTX is just a way for nvidia to make more money..and there wasnt much talk about this card as there was with the G80s and G92s..it just sort of came and went.
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The GTX is on a better PCB; either has a better binned GPU, or more voltage going to it's GPU (or both); and has 0.8ns samsung memory, while most 8800GTS have 1ns Qimonda.

Out of the box the 9800GTX is clocked higher than the 8800GTS 512. Due to more voltage and better components, it will also overclock some what higher.

When overclocked to their stable limits, the GTX tends to do about 10-50MHz better on core, 100-300MHz better on the shader, and 100-200Mhz better on memory.

it is a pretty large jump in price for only a modest increase in performance, however.
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The GTX is on a better PCB; either has a better binned GPU, or more voltage going to it's GPU (or both); and has 0.8ns samsung memory, while most 8800GTS have 1ns Qimonda.

Out of the box the 9800GTX is clocked higher than the 8800GTS 512. Due to more voltage and better components, it will also overclock some what higher.

When overclocked to their stable limits, the GTX tends to do about 10-50MHz better on core, 100-300MHz better on the shader, and 100-200Mhz better on memory.

it is a pretty large jump in price for only a modest increase in performance, however.
i believe they have the same exact core. Also, my 8800GTS has 0.8ns samsung chips on it.


Like I said before, it overclock a bit better, but not by much, and especially not by enough to justify the price.
    
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Don't waste your money on the 9800GTX. The GTS is less than 5% slower and way cheaper.
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The 9800GTX is a slightly better clocker, and costs considerably more. I wouldn't call it a ripoff... look at the relationship of the Ultra to GTX for slightly better OC'ing, but hundreds of dollars to spend.

If you want the best single CPU card out atm, the 9800GTX is it, however it is not the best value. The Ultra/GTX pull at high res but the 9800GTX holds up against them until above 1680. If I remember the Tom's HW review said that the 9800GTX was on average 7% faster than the GTX/Ultra with all resolutions considered.
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