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hello i wanna know what is the best between a 8800gs 384m and a 9600gt 512m
SLI and not SLI
i read that the 9600 is better in high resolution in game like crysis but not for a game like unreal and i read that a 8800gs is better in SLI
somebody can help me with proof thanks a lot
    
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post #2 of 13
The 9600GT is better, and it also scales very well in SLI. I don't think the 8800GS is better in SLI, that would be odd.
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post #3 of 13
the 8800 GS and the 9600 Gt are basically the same card with the 9600gt being slightly better.
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post #4 of 13
thay are very close to each other in proformance. but the 9600 takes it at higher resolutions.
you might want to look at the 9600 gso. they are discontinuing the 8800gs and they are renaming it the 9600gso also have a 768mb version
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oh yeah, the SLI performance should be nearly identical, if not the 9600 would be scale slightly better
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post #6 of 13
2 x 8800GT SLI ischeaper and more powerful than 2 x 9600GT SLI.
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post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by zollen View Post
2 x 8800GT SLI ischeaper and more powerful than 2 x 9600GT SLI.
but he's asking about the GS
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9600GT in SLI would be better.
 
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and what do you think about a 8800gt 1024mo
    
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Actually at the prices they're at, if you're willing to overclock the 8800 GS can actually out-perform a stock 9600 GT at resolutions of 1680x1050 and below. You can buy the stock 8800 GS that xfx makes for cheap then just flash it with the bios of their XXX version, they use the EXACT same card, it has the same device ID. I've done this for my secondary machine an it works great. I got this card awhile ago so I payed 149.99 too, you can get it cheaper today. I'd actually like to overclock it further but my psu died and I've been lagging on the RMA. I read these things have a LOT of overclock potential and I believe it. I really want to push this as far as it can, short of volt modding, esp. since it was cheap and is in my secondary comp.
So in short, while the 4850 has probably made this discussion moot, if time alone hasn't already since this is an old post, I would have gone with the 8800 GS. With OC better performer at playable resolutions than 9600 GT for cheaper.
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