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Hey everyone, I am going to upgrade my video card in the next couple of days. I just sold my 8800GTS 320MB so I need a new one quick. My budget is around $300, although I can go a little higher if I need to. My motherboard does not support SLI, so that is out of the question. Which card is better, the 8800GTX or the 9800GTX? Also, has the 9800GTX+ come out yet, if so, any recommended models?
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Is nVidia your only option?
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Is nVidia your only option?
Agreed, the 4870 is a really good card.
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9800gtx+ comes out mid july i think, but benchmarks have been released on the web you can find easily.

umm..the 8800gtx and 9800gtx are both about equal, lower res i think the 9800 would be better due to higher clocks(675 vs 600). while the 8800gtx would do better in high res due to higher memory bus and more memory( 256-bit over 512mb vs. 384-bit over 768mb)

the 9800gtx+ is just a 55nm revision of the 9800gtx with much higher stock clock speeds

hope that helps

Edited by smoke12291 - 6/25/08 at 12:59pm
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I found a gx2 for $394. It will outperform both of those but isnt that out of your budget?
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I'd say either a 9800GX2, or a 4870.
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Evga 9800gx2
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Thanks for the help so far guys. Also, how does the 8800 ultra compare with the 9800GTX and 9800GX2?
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Thanks for the help so far guys. Also, how does the 8800 ultra compare with the 9800GTX and 9800GX2?
Look here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...w,1792-18.html

9800GX2 is by far the best one now.


Its in 1st place right now:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ds,1942-7.html
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9800X2 if you on the budget orelse get the 4870
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