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Because I need a 512mb card, and the 9800 is too expensive for me, I'm upgrading from a 8400gs to a 8800. I will be ordering from newegg, as it is one of the few sites I trust and they ship from pretty close by.

Here are my choices:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500006
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130359



I can choose one of the two



I would really appreciate the replies on which one to choose, and i have 3 more questions.

1. Should I get the 1gb 8800 or resort to a 512mb 8800, remember I will be running 1440x900.
2. How much better in performance is the 8800 over the 8400?
3. How much better is the 9800 over the 8800, is it a huge difference?

Blessing to all, and godspeed. (lol.)
Thanks everyone for the replies.
Edited by stratoskater - 7/5/08 at 3:03pm
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post #2 of 11
I think I remember reading on here that a single 8800GT 1gb performs about the same or worse than a 8800GT 512.
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I would go with the evga dual-slot,it will run cooler than the single slot ones,especially if you plan on overclocking the card which I'm sure you are.

EDIT:The 88 is tons better than the 84,you will be fine at that res,and the 98 is a better performer but not by a lot at that res.
Edited by reezin14 - 7/5/08 at 2:12pm
 
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post #4 of 11
I would go with the 8800GT 512MB.

1. 512MB is enough. I've yet to use all 640MB @ 1440 x 900 with any games that I have played.

2. Comparison from a 8400 to an 8800? Prepare to max out all of your games! Except Crysis.

3. The 9800 isn't something I would push $40 for. The 8800GT will do you fine.
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Yep the 8800GT 512 should be all fine. I run most of games at 1440 x 900 all maxed out.
 
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I would go for the 1st one just because the clocks are much higher. But the EVGA one isn't bad either due to its cooler and warranty
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Go for the 512mb version. 1GB is overkill unless you use a massive resolution.
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anything but the G80 revision! dont make my mistake! (althought G92 wasnt invented yet when i bought mine)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lilsquirtle View Post
anything but the G80 revision! dont make my mistake! (althought G92 wasnt invented yet when i bought mine)
Sucks though. The G80 models were expensive. Look at the G92 8800 models now!
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