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I am planning on getting the Zotac AMP! 8800gt for $154 after rebate
Another Example of English **** prices. Zotac AMP! 8800GT is £150. £105 after a £45 end-of-stock offer. the Zotac AMP! would be the one i go for if i don't want EVGA step up.

I am a bit worried about buying an 8 series card, when the 9 Series is about to end with the GTX! (Although the 8800GT don't compete with the GTX 2?0)


AHA! lol i have a plan (please comment on it lol)

1) Buy a PSU now. (Corsair VX550 min)
2) mid/end of june SEE HOW MUCH BETTER GTX 260 is (price and performence) against 9800GTX
3) See whether ATI 4870 & 4850 will really be the low prices sites they claim they will be.
4) Pick best value for money card.
Edited by desertmonk - 6/5/08 at 2:33am
    
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XFX's 8800gt is going for $129 at NEWEGG and it comes with a free copy of CALL OF DUTY 4. Heres the link if anyone is interested:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150279


Note: It also doesnt show the price until you put it in your add to cart.
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"Get the EVGA and then Step-Up!"

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Exactly what I have on my 2 9800GTX's woo! Cant wait for GTX 260 & 280
    
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XFX's 8800gt is going for $129 at NEWEGG and it comes with a free copy of CALL OF DUTY 4. Heres the link if anyone is interested:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150279

THAT'S THE 256mb VERSION. IRRELAVENT.

Not to rain on your parade (spelling?) but isn't there a max amount of cards you are allowed to step up? I know that you can only step up one card once (i.e. 8800GT to 9800GTX, but you can't then swap the 9800GTX for another) I guess as you have bought two products you are entitled to two step ups...
    
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Not to rain on your parade (spelling?) but isn't there a max amount of cards you are allowed to step up? I know that you can only step up one card once (i.e. 8800GT to 9800GTX, but you can't then swap the 9800GTX for another) I guess as you have bought two products you are entitled to two step ups...
Im not too sure. I only buy evga personally but havent had to step up just yet. Another thing you may want to concider: If you buy one of the new cards, theres a very good chance that your current proc will bottleneck it. That would be alot of money to spend if that be the case. Just my OPINION.
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9600GT -£100 -1/2 performence of 8800GT. bad value for money

No, it gets more. I think it's like 80% of the performance

8800GT -£120 - Supreme value for money. Just right for 1440 x 900 with filters?

about right

8800GTS -£160 - Level of performence can be achieved via OC'ing 8800GT

Not necessarily. also, it has more SPs, and a better stock cooler.

9800GTX -£175 - much better value for money than 8800GTS. Overkill?

No. the 8800GTS is the better value - they're basically the same card. Also, the 8800GTS uses less power. And you're not using TriI-SLI are you? I think not.
8800GTS 512 IMO
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8800GTS 512 IMO
mmm... Yes it has 124 stream procs compared to the 112 of 8800GT, but the GT is 33% cheaper (£50 sounds more lol)

and in benchmarks the 9800GTX is better than the 8800GTX. So knowing the GTS 512 performed just under the 8800GTX, i arrived at 9800GTX is better than GTS 512.

50% or 80% I don't think the 9600GT is worth £10 less than an 8800GT, do you?

This is the site i got info from (I'm sure you've been on tomshardware loads) I concentrated research on how the games perform in Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. And i'm looking specifically at 1680 x 1050 as that is the closest to my resolution (1440 x 900)

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/nvidia...w-30590-5.html (First graph. W/O filters the 9800GTX gets 20% more FPS than teh 8800GTS, and with filters 10% gain)

It Also shows that the 8800GT is only 6-8% behind the GTS 512 in this game at this res at these settings. I know from experience that even a cheap OEM card can OC with 5-10% FPS increase, so i'm hoping a nice EVGA would OC further. The VGA charts also show that an OC'd (admittedly it doesn't give clocks) scores more FPS than an 8800GTX.

This is why the GT is so tempting, 8800GTX performence for 1/3 of the price.

However i am reluctant to buy an 8 series card with the GT100/200 cores coming out (effectively a nvidia 10 series?) The GTX260 however will be both to expensive and overkill, whilst the 9800GTX is £175 and probably still overkill. I am hoping the RV770 (particularly the 4870 1gb) do very well in the reviews, and stick to the promised price of $200 and $300 (will probably work out at £130 and £175)

That is my plan. Oh and either a Corsair VX550, or TX650 if i can be bothered to pay 20% (£10) more for another 100w, a few extra connecters and a bigger cushion.

Thanks for your thoughts though everyone, feel free to disagree or suggest a better plan
    
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GTX260 man you seen that thing!? http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...280-naked.html

GTX-280, but it must be similar
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