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Have a couple of question about 9800gx2.

Do u guys think that now when the GTX200 series come out that price for 9800gx2 will drop? It would be obvious for prices to drop due to lunch of new series and especially due to 4850 price and later of 4870 price.

I was looking on the newegg through EVGA 9800GX2 section and there is 7 different EVGA 9800GX2. After looking it closely I notice that the mainly difference is in the core clock and memory clock. I am quite sure most of alredy knew this. .
Is it same if I buy this card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130342

and just overclock it to this card speed
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130355

Wouldn't that be almost the same card or there is some other difference that I do not realize?
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that seems like a decent choice but single card solution is usually more recommended over the dual gpu in most cases due to some games not scaling well with SLI.
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Yeah I know that, but with overclock this first one I would get same as the second one right?
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C'mon just a few answers I'm looking for.
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yes you should be able to reach that clock with the first card. i prefer to get the factory OC'ed versions myself, but that is just me.
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Originally Posted by DraganUS View Post
Have a couple of question about 9800gx2.

Do u guys think that now when the GTX200 series come out that price for 9800gx2 will drop? It would be obvious for prices to drop due to lunch of new series and especially due to 4850 price and later of 4870 price.

I was looking on the newegg through EVGA 9800GX2 section and there is 7 different EVGA 9800GX2. After looking it closely I notice that the mainly difference is in the core clock and memory clock. I am quite sure most of alredy knew this. .
Is it same if I buy this card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130342

and just overclock it to this card speed
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130355

Wouldn't that be almost the same card or there is some other difference that I do not realize?
They are the same card just pre-overclocked.
 
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i may be mistaken, but aren't the really high factory overclocked cards volt moded?
like evga's ssc editions?
and volt modding yourself will void it's warrenty?
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Ok. thanks for this. I guess i will just wait few weeks and go with GX2 cus this GTX2 series are soooo overpriced for their perfoormance

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i may be mistaken, but aren't the really high factory overclocked cards volt moded?
like evga's ssc editions?
and volt modding yourself will void it's warrenty?

Dont know that. But would like to know.
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Originally Posted by DraganUS View Post
Dont know that. But would like to know.
i'll post another threat on it really quick

see how many peole here know.
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Originally Posted by smoke12291 View Post
i may be mistaken, but aren't the really high factory overclocked cards volt moded?
like evga's ssc editions?
and volt modding yourself will void it's warrenty?
no they are not Volt Modded mate, they are simply handpicked cards that produce the best clocking.
 
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