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Ok. i sold my 8800gt's and i am interested in buying new video card(s). What would be my best option:

1 x 9800gx2.......470.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130338

2 x 8800gts.......450.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150261
or http://www.overclock.net/sale/336621...-512mb-x2.html
for 360.00, shipped. Excellent seller btw (got my board, ram and q6600 from him)

2 x 9800gtx.......500.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130339

2 x 8800gtx.......480.00
http://www.overclock.net/sale/336597...gtx-price.html

1 x GTX260.......399.00

1x GTX280........649.00

Or, should i go with ATI? I can not Xfire, so it would have to be a x2 board.

I have the money for the cards, but can not spend more than 650.00. What would you guys recommend? i would like to W/C the cards as well, but i can get that later.

All of these prices are new, and do not represent the exact model i may get. i most likely will look for someone selling these cards here before buying new.
Edited by Mmansueto - 6/16/08 at 10:04am
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post #2 of 49
for 360, the dual 8800GTS's are an awesome deal. id chose that.
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I haven't seen anything on the new GTX260's, but probably the 8800gts in sli. They cost less than the 9800gx2 (which from what i've read is on near par with the GTX280), and they slightly outperform it. Theres some charts here.
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I haven't seen anything on the new GTX260's, but probably the 8800gts in sli. They cost less than the 9800gx2 (which from what i've read is on near par with the GTX280), and they slightly outperform it. Theres some charts here.
i have not really seen too much on the 260 either. There are some reviews and benchmarks up, but most have to deal with the 280.
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From what I have seen, the GTS in SLI are faster than either of the new cards (and I read the hardocp and anandtech reviews this morning).

2 x GTS in SLI are going to logically be faster than a GX2 if only because the GX2 is a pair of downclocked GTS cores on the same PCB. It does not overclock nearly as well given temp limitations as well.

9800GTX are pointless as they have been shown to be within less than 5% faster than the GTS as well.


With respect to ATI, the cards are decent but nvidia cards win in terms of price to performance comparisons. I can't imaging why anyone would go ati unless they have the specific intention of going crossfire at some point.

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3334

anandtech review on both cards


http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...50aHVzaWFzdA==

hardocp review on both cards
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post #6 of 49
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From what I have seen, the GTS in SLI are faster than either of the new cards (and I read the hardocp and anandtech reviews this morning).

2 x GTS in SLI are going to logically be faster than a GX2 if only because the GX2 is a pair of downclocked GTS cores on the same PCB. It does not overclock nearly as well given temp limitations as well.

9800GTX are pointless as they have been shown to be within less than 5% faster than the GTS as well.


With respect to ATI, the cards are decent but nvidia cards win in terms of price to performance comparisons. I can't imaging why anyone would go ati unless they have the specific intention of going crossfire at some point.

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3334

anandtech review on both cards


http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...50aHVzaWFzdA==

hardocp review on both cards
Agrees, which i can not do. Let me look into it some more. i very well may be buying more stuff from you. Are you getting the 9800gtx's for Tri-SLi then?
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actually in a week ATI/AMD will have the price : performance crown with the hd 4k series
    
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actually in a week ATI/AMD will have the price : performance crown with the hd 4k series
Well He has a SLI board so ATI wouldn't be as good unless they had a 4870x2 out within the week (no offense to ati)
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Well He has a SLI board so ATI wouldn't be as good unless they had a 4870x2 out within the week (no offense to ati)
that is why i am staying Nvidia. I wouldn't mind going ATI, but i would have to change my MB, and i am not interested in doing that, as i love my 780i.
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I am going TRI-SLI but I am undecided with either 9800gtx or 260gtx x3. I have to wait and see what the numbers are like on the gtx260 in tri-sli before I make a decision.

I can get the 9800gtx for much less than the gtx260 so that has bearing as well.
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