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The 9800GTX+ is NOT worth waiting for. The core clocks are not much higher.

The 9800GTX is very good for overclocking and in gaming it never really reaches 100% fan speed so you don't have to worry about it getting too hot. In rivatuner you can set it to 80% when it reaches a certain point and it won't be too loud while still cooling very well.

I bet the GTX+ will also be a bit more expensive. Not really worth especially since it doesn't save on that much energy either.

It really is up to you.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...b-plus-review/
I say wait for the GTX+ since it is a die-shrink.... it should overclock better than the current GTX G92. It will also run cooler and use less power. Price difference should only be $20-30.
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There is actually less than 10W difference between the two cards. More around 5w less power consumption. Nothing to show off.
It's also no real gain over the regular GTX. Possibly 5-8fps tops. That can easily be attained by overclocking slightly.

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3340&p=1

Do what you want man, if you're in a hurry, go for the 9800GTX. If you can wait a few weeks. Get the GTX+
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eh. 4850 for 170 bux.
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so, is there any info on a release date for the 9800GTX+? i googled, but found nothing more than "it shall be here in july!". but, i still have to order a few more parts for my comp, so I guess I could hold off on the graphics card
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So, is there any info on a release date for the 9800GTX+? I googled, but found nothing more than "it shall be here in July!". But, I still have to order a few more parts for my comp, so I guess I could hold off on the graphics card.
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post #16 of 18
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Hey, just read the review on Guru3D. Sound good, and for the same price of the 8800GTS I was gonna get I can't go wrong. That card will be mine! (in two weeks )
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Sweet. Enjoy it
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post #18 of 18
The 4850 and the 9800GTX are very comparable cards, each one wins some/loses some vs. the other card. My bet would be at each one's maximum overclock the GTX would prove to be the slightly faster card on average.

I'd also point out that the cooling solution on the GTX is *FAR* superior, but it also requires a 6 pin and 8 pin power connector, whereas the 4850 only needs a six-pin. Which one is better for a given person depends probably mostly upon power supply connectors, and in some cases (SLI/CF capable) on the chipset on your board.
    
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