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im just wondering how one 9800gtx and SLI'ed 8800GT 512mb match, stock and overclocked.

my new machine is going to have a 9850 AMD quad core if that matters.
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The 8800GT's would beat the 9800GTX
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9800GTX SLi performs better than 8800GT SLi as the 9800GTX has an extra 16 shader processors and is clocked higher at default settings. The 9800GTX also comes with a larger stock cooler allowing for slightly higher overclocking headroom. However, you can now pick up an 8800GT 512MB card for nearly half the price of a 9800GTX.

In short the extra performance of 9800GTX SLi wouldn't be worth selling two 8800GT cards for. Needless to say that a single 9800GTX doesn't offer nearly as much perofmance as 8800GT SLi either. This is why I've missed the "9 series" altogether.
Edited by t4ct1c47 - 6/29/08 at 7:40pm
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9800GTX ftw. I have it, I love it, cannot go wrong with them, especially the price these days it costs $200 or less at some store locations...
    
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I'm pretty sure he means a SINGLE GTX vs two 8800GT's
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2 8800GT's would be much better than a single 9800GTX
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take ati's
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now lets change it

do we have graphs for 9800gtx vs 8800gt in both single card and sli?

long story short, selling my pc, building new one, have $210 left for gfx. im running 8800gt sli right now. i might get a 9800gtx for now with the possibility of SLI later on.
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now lets change it

do we have graphs for 9800gtx vs 8800gt in both single card and sli?

long story short, selling my pc, building new one, have $210 left for gfx. im running 8800gt sli right now. i might get a 9800gtx for now with the possibility of SLI later on.
Here's a review that compares 9800GTX / 9800GTX SLI and 8800GT / 8800GT SLI (among others), with benchmarks and graphs.

It seems, for the most part (performance-wise):

9800GTX SLI > 8800GT SLI > 9800GTX > 8800GT
    
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Well if you play at 1280x1024 it is better to keep your 8800GT's. The 9800GTX would only really shine at higher resolutions. Maybe you can sell your two 8800GT's and get two 9800GTX's... There not to expensive since the HD 4850 came out.
 
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