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Alright ... my pc specs are in the sig.


my resolution is 1280x1024...
so my new card wont be bottlenecked


so heres my question..

why do some ppl say that the 8800GT (512mb) is better than a 9800GTX (512mb) and a $50-100 price difference.

I wanna buy a new card, and im not one of those people who will buy it today and next week wanna upgrade.
I wanna upgrade my card so It'll hold me for a long time, possibly to still be runnin in a future rig ill build (im 939 socket now).

I do not wanna go in the 300+..
highest I'll go is 220, 250 shipped.

so im thinking between 9800GTX and.. i guess 8800GT.. i dunno why ppl keep saying 8800GT is better...

so someone explain it to Nick if possible

and yes. I am nick, and yes i do talk in 3rd person, and yes i know u do that sometimes and people look at your weird, its okay!
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8800GTS 512mb
or if you wanted to go ATI, the HD4850 smokes the 8800GTS 512mb, and is only $200 versus $220 for the GTS.

You're probably getting the GT with GTS confused. People say that the 8800GTS 512mb is "better" than the 9800GTX because they're pretty much the same card (but the 9800GTX costs more), the 9800GTX is now the same price than the 8800GTS 512mb though. So it really doesn't matter.
Edited by ImmortalKenny - 6/20/08 at 11:42am
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The difference between the two is marginal at best. You get maybe 5-10% better performance with the 9800. I think everyone probably says that because the price : performace is better with the 8800.
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or you could get a 9800GTX and it will best both the HD4850 and the 8800GTS 512.

It's on for 199 at newegg.

link

talk about price/performance.
Edited by jonjo - 6/20/08 at 11:44am
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The price of Nvidia 8/9 series and ATI 3xxx will drop a bit more in next few weeks so look for good deals here. 8800GT or 8800GTS 512 is good option.
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The 8800GT Is'not better than a 9800GTX. The 9800GTX is around the same as a 8800GTS 512. You would be better off getting the 8800GTS 512 G92 and Overclock it past a 9800GTX.
 
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For $220, you can get a 9800GTX from eVGA:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130350 while the cheapest 8800GTS 512MB is $206.99 (I don't take rebates into account...). If you want an eVGA 8800GTS 512MB, it's actually more expensive...

I think it's a no-brainer. For just about the same price, you DO get a 9800GTX.
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i am only going with nvidia, i plan on SLI.. sometime.. lol

ok so..
are there bunch of different types of 9800GTX and 8800GTS ? or are they all the same?
cause i see different prices... 199 for 9800gtx (thx jonjo, Online Deals is awesome on this web).... and than i see them for 250+
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i am only going with nvidia, i plan on SLI.. sometime.. lol

ok so..
are there bunch of different types of 9800GTX and 8800GTS ? or are they all the same?
cause i see different prices... 199 for 9800gtx (thx jonjo, Online Deals is awesome on this web).... and than i see them for 250+
no, just different clocked versions. There is a GTX+ being released which is a 55nm (and higher clocked) version of the 9800gtx for 230.00, which will drop the 9800gtx to 199.00.
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Originally Posted by nickbunyun View Post
i am only going with nvidia, i plan on SLI.. sometime.. lol

ok so..
are there bunch of different types of 9800GTX and 8800GTS ? or are they all the same?
cause i see different prices... 199 for 9800gtx (thx jonjo, Online Deals is awesome on this web).... and than i see them for 250+
Some of the 9800gtx's are super-mega-ultra overclocked, which they charge more for, but you can do the overclocking yourself, and it requires little to no skill to overclock a video card, rather than a CPU.
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