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post #11 of 33
Id say keep your card, 8800GT + $126 seems a bit much to me.
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post #12 of 33
Well I can tell you I went from an 8800GT to an 9800GTX, and my card will own yours anyday.

You'll also see 2000 + 3Dmarks gain over the 8800GT.

Your framerates will also improve 30 + percent higher. I get 52 fps in Crysis @ 1280x1024 with no AA.

I say it's worth it... 126 is nothing. I bought mine for 350 + tax.
Edited by thawny - 6/6/08 at 10:19am
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post #13 of 33
Step up is only for card junkies who want to chase the latest toys.
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post #14 of 33
Not worth it for only 15-20% performance gains.

If you can step up to an 8800gts 512, that would be worth it though, you get almost the same performance increase.
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post #15 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by dr4gon View Post
Step up is never worth it.
Step up 7600GT to 7900GT , RMA 7900GT and get a crappy 8600GTS, then step up 8600GTS to an 8800GT for $80.

I'd say it was worth it!
    
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post #16 of 33
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Step up 7600GT to 7900GT , RMA 7900GT and get a crappy 8600GTS, then step up 8600GTS to an 8800GT for $80.

I'd say it was worth it!
That's just plain dishonest.
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post #17 of 33
On a strictly percent of performance-increase basis, it's unlikely that it will pay off to the tune of $128 (i.e. that's probably at least 50% more than you paid for the GT, but you won't get anywhere near a +50% perf gain)... but going with the top of the line (or close to it) almost never makes sense purely on that basis.

I suppose it depends on how much the heat/noise issues matter (which could be solved for much cheaper than $128 with an aftermarket cooler), and how much YOU feel a 15-20% performance increase is worth.

I'd be inclined to say save your money, but it's not quite in the category of a no-brainer decision.

I doubt that your 'playable settings' would change much from one card to the other, at the MOST you'll be able to bump up one notch of res and/or AA from what you have now, on a select few games. The two cards in question are fundamentally pretty darn close to one another in terms of overall architecture, the sum total of which tends to ultimately dictate max playable settings.
    
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post #18 of 33
if i were you i would wait for the new cards that will be out in like 2 weeks. otherwise, just keep the 8800gt. the 9800gtx isnt much better
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Step up is never worth it.
I planned on stepping up my 9600GT SLI setup from the day i bought them. i only bought them as a placeholder for the newer 260 GTX cards. i get my 300 back i payed for the cards minus shipping so for me it should be worth it
   
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post #19 of 33
Quote:
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Step up is never worth it.
not sure if that was meant as a joke but if not, what about the guys that went from the g80 gtx to the g92 gtx for the cost of shipping? in my case went from 2 8600s to 2 8800s for 140 total, that was worth it.
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post #20 of 33
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Well I can tell you I went from an 8800GT to an 9800GTX, and my card will own yours anyday.

You'll also see 2000 + 3Dmarks gain over the 8800GT.

Your framerates will also improve 30 + percent higher. I get 52 fps in Crysis @ 1280x1024 with no AA.

I say it's worth it... 126 is nothing. I bought mine for 350 + tax.
What 3dmark score do you get i doubt you get 2000+ over a 8800gt reviews i saw on 9800gtx show it getting 14-15k i can pull 15k with my 8800gt and my quad in vista.
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