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I want to build a new rig and was just wondering if its worth it to get SLI 9600gt rather than SLI 8800gt? I don't want to upgrade for a while.
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the 9600gt costs less and scales much better than the 8800gt in SLI. i would suggest you go for the 9600gt setup vs the 8800gt. although if you go single card, the 8800gt is more powerful.
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The 8800GT in SLI beats the 9600GT in SLI. The 9600GT has only 64 stream processors. And the 8800GT has 112 stream processors which is alot better.
 
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8800gt Sli -> 9600gt Sli
    
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post #5 of 15
Price/performance its about the same. You can get 8800s for really cheap now, so I'd go for that.
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EVGA 8800GT sli will only cost $340 SHIPPED
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130318
EVGA 9600GT SLI would cost $300 SHIPPED
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130334
only a $40 difference. go with the 8800GTs. they ARE noticeably faster.
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post #7 of 15
for value go 9600 GT SLI for more performance go 8800GT SLI
    
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post #8 of 15
$149 per each , after MIR. xfx 8800gt. another suggestion.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150252
post #9 of 15
The difference between them in SLI is about 15%, which is actually fairly small. I went with the 9600's because at the time they were considerably cheaper, but now I'd probably go with the 8800's.

Give this a quick read.. http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/...i_performance/
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post #10 of 15
It seems they provide an (arguably) similar value. 8800GT's will cost more than 9600GT's - but also perform better. So it basically comes down to how much you want to spend.

Although I have seen from some reviews the 9600GT's scale rather well in SLI, even better than 8800 series cards. So there may be a slight change of relative value (price-to-performance) in regards to SLI over a single card comparison with these two cards.
Edited by Choggs396 - 6/17/08 at 3:26am
    
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