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Well, I bought my XFX 8800GTS about a week or two ago. Aaaand now that all the 9800's dropped to 8800 prices...Should I go exchange it in for a 9800GTX?

The HD48xx's are tempting. But, the poor stock cooling on them are a turn off. From every review ive read, they idle high, and are even hotter under load. Id rather wait for some 4870x2's and Crossfire them. And Id also like to see if different brands start putting nice dual slot coolers on them from the factory. Basically I dont really want to get a 4850, or 4870 yet. I wanna let them get established a little first I suppose.

With my CPU would a 9800GTX not really perform any better? I know my dual core AMD is already bottlenecking my 8800 some.

I dunno, just seemed like it'd be a nice to go up to a 9800GTX for the price i paid a week ago for my 8800GTS.
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post #2 of 10
Keep the 512, it's a great card.
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post #3 of 10
I don't think so. Wouldn't be worth it imo. A 9800 is basically a glorified 8800, so there is really no point in spending the money. If anything, get a GT280, if you have the money of course. I wouldn't worry about it, your GTS probably outperforms the 9800 anyway. Do you have a G80 or G92 core?
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post #4 of 10
Get a 9800 GX2!
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I have a 512mb G92. And I would only be spending say $10? I have a 30day exchange/warrenty. So, I can just take it back and be like, "Uhm, I wasnt happy with it. Id like to exchange it for a new card" and just pay the $10 difference for the 9800
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So, the 9800GTX would not be an upgrade in the least bit? Not worth the trouble of reboxing up my current card and going to exchange it?
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post #7 of 10
Depends.

You don't have an SLI board, so that's not an option for the future. The difference between the two is very negligible. I would try to trade it for a 4850, especially since you have a Crossfire board if you wanted to go that route in the future.
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post #8 of 10
Its not that much of a difference i think. Also, when you return your 8800 you're going to pay extra for the new card, and the restocking fee for giving it back to them.
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post #9 of 10
I'm going through the EXACT same thing you are. Only I decided that the cooler on the 4850 was making me nervous. Here is my plan that might work for you:

-Bought 8800gts 512 on newegg for $209.99 yesterday
-Once it arrives (monday) will RMA for refund and purchase an EVGA 9800gtx superclocked for $199.99
-When the 9800gtx+ arrives, will do Step Up program and pay a $20 difference.

End result, I get a 9800gtx+ but I can still use my 9800gtx while waiting. Only problem is they might do a 15 percent restocking fee for the refund but it's worth it IMO
    
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I think Ill just wait for the 4870s. By then, who knows, maybe ill be able to build a whole new rig anyhow. Maybe it will even make the GX2's drop in price. Then Ill have a whole new world of options. Till then,...I think I might just slightly OC my G92 GTS and be happy
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