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    8800GT
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    9600GT XXX
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post #1 of 44
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Im gonna be buying a new video card and not sure which one i am gonna get either the xfx 9600GT XXX or the 8800 GT Superclocked what do you guys think i should buy.

8800 GT Supperclocked http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0276270

fxf 9600GT XXX http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0283096
post #2 of 44
The 8800GT is better.
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post #3 of 44
Agreed.
9600 scales better in SLI though, so if you're considering getting 2, get the 9600GT since it's cheaper and would work better. You could probably pick two up for ~250USD
    
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Yeah, if you have an SLI mobo, get the 9600GT, so you can SLI them later. If you're single carding it, 8800GT.
    
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post #5 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by xHassassin View Post
Agreed.
9600 scales better in SLI though, so if you're considering getting 2, get the 9600GT since it's cheaper and would work better. You could probably pick two up for ~250USD
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Originally Posted by Arjy View Post
Yeah, if you have an SLI mobo, get the 9600GT, so you can SLI them later. If you're single carding it, 8800GT.
i agree aswell
post #6 of 44
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/...ance/page3.asp

This is one of several comparisons with 9600GT in SLI and 8800GT in SLI. There are no benches here that have the 9600GT in SLI ahead of the 8800GT SLI.

Perhaps one of the above posters could define scaling and its benefits. The 8800GT's singly or SLI overclock extremely well and are not much more expensive than the 9600GT.
Edited by Robilar - 5/30/08 at 3:56pm
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post #7 of 44
true but if 1 pci-x slot, then 8800gt, if 2 slots 9600gt and get another one in the future when required.
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post #8 of 44
Actually, it appears that the 8800GT deals are over, so now all 8800GT are in the 150~200 range, while 9600GTs are staying at 100~150, meaning there is a slightly significant price difference.
SLI should work better with 9600GT, since it was released later than the 8800GT and therefore nVidia should have had more chances to perfect the SLI capabilities. Also, I wouldn't really call FPS in FEAR a benchmark, but that's just me.
    
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post #9 of 44
8800 GT for sure.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121224
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