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8800GTX or 9800GTX?

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Just wondering what the better cards are

£180
512MB Gigabyte 9800 GTX, PCI-E 2.0,
Mem 2200MHz, GDDR3, GPU 675MHz, Stream 128
vs
£212
768MB XFX 8800GTX, XXX, PCI-E (x16),
Mem 2000MHz GDDR3, GPU 630MHz, Stream 128


£298
1GB Asus HD 3870 X2, PCI-E (x16), Mem 1800MHz, GDDR3, GPU 825MHz, 640 Streams
vs
£259
512MB EVGA 9800 GTX, Super SC, PCI-E 2.0,
2300MHz GDDR3, GPU 770MHz, Streams 128
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I had this choice, too. I chose the 8800GTX. Now I wish i went with the 9800
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post #3 of 18
19" LCD. I would say 9800GTX. But I think it may be a good time to upgrade your ram or PSU etc so the rig is able to take full advantages of latest GPU.
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the 8800GTX is better but i think your system will bottleneck it. For the price the 8800GT might be a better buy IMO
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by A Russian :D View Post
the 8800GTX is better but i think your system will bottleneck it. For the price the 8800GT might be a better buy IMO
How is the 8800gtx better?
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How is the 8800gtx better?
i mean at higher resolution but he has a 19" so its not worth it
    
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brand new system i am thinking of putting together...not going in current setup!
the new card would be going into a Abit IP-35 Pro (or similar spec) with a Q6600 at the heart
just sooo many graphics cards to chose from!

looking at the stats you would think the 9800 is a better performer than the 8800...
but then there is the price...the older card is more expensive!?

so...
you better getting the older more expensive card?
or
you better getting the newer cheaper card?

but then there is that HD 3870 X2 that looks decenlty spec'd!
but was trying to keep card around OR under £200!

if some one can put it into perspective...
My current setup does following...

Counter Strike Source on full details @
60 fps (with v sync on)
145 fps (v sync off)

World in Conflict on medium tweekd details @
30 fps (v sync on)

What FPS are the 8800 and 9800 getting on above average systems for the above games...
Edited by Valllldondo - 5/22/08 at 1:00am
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i have an 8800GT, with a garbage proccesor amd dual @ 2.3, 4GB muskin ddr2 800 ram using 1650x1050 res over 100 at all times
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post #9 of 18
9800 GTX all the way

I get 300fps in Cod 4 with everything on max (did have to unlock fps level)

oh and it looks sexier that the 8800 GTX
Edited by Jura55ic - 5/22/08 at 1:02am
post #10 of 18
i would say the 9800GTX over the 8800GTX anyday but of all the cards you linked the 3870X2 is the best by a long shot
    
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