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That's not a valid comparison. The 9800GTX (not +) is a G92 core, essentially a rebranded 8800GTS 512 G92. Technically the clocks were slower on the G92 and there was less memory, but the 8800GTS was right there with the 8800GTX on low-mid resolutions where the memory shortage wasn't a factor. Not to mention the G92 was way more efficient in terms of TDP. The 9800GTX+ is NOT the same as the 9800GTX, the GTX+ is based on a newer G92b chip. Barring other factors I'd say the 5FPS is as much a function of difference in processor cache, even at a lower core clock in the 2 systems. There's a good thread here about the differences in the G92 core and the revisions for those interested.

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I already know that the GTX+ is not the same chip as GTX...

As valid as it can be.
My stock 8800GTX has more power per MHz than the 9800GTX and if my friend and I who has almost identical rigs get the same FPS it's more than valid.
FPS speak the truth and rthdribl is a better GPU bench than 3DMark since it shows results seconds after it's launched, unlike 3DFailMark.
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I guess I'm not sure what you're trying to show by saying the 9800GTX+ is faster than the 8800GTX when neither of those apply to the OP. Sorry if I missed something, I just wanted to make sure that people didn't get confused; as a G92 owner who watched his card get rebranded several times, it's a bit of an important point to show that not everything is sacred about the naming conventions Nvidia uses
Also, not to be that guy, but the 9550 has double the cache of the 9300, 12mb vs 6, that's more than enough to make up for a 20mhz difference in clock speed though I agree, I prefer RTH as a quick graphics benchmark, it's just that I find the comparison to be difficult when there's such a disparity in the system. There are also plenty of tests that showed the G92s right with the 8800GTX in areas where processing power was more evident and not dependent on memory size/bus width.

Edit: In more relevant commentary, @ OP: I think the deal was fine, enjoy the card, they're very capable and still running strong!
Edited by SaltwaterCooled - 1/2/11 at 9:16pm
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Yeah that seems a pretty decent deal my 9800 GTX runs current games fine although i think i just killed mine about 20 minutes ago
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I guess I'm not sure what you're trying to show by saying the 9800GTX+ is faster than the 8800GTX when neither of those apply to the OP.
OK then let's take it short.
9800GTX+ > 8800GTX > 9800GTX
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Yeah that seems a pretty decent deal my 9800 GTX runs current games fine although i think i just killed mine about 20 minutes ago
Uh oh, what happened?

@Ecchi: That's much better, alot easier without misleading comparisions. Even though I'd argue the 8800GTX vs 9800GTX, it really is game-engine and resolution dependent, it's a matter of whether the added memory and frame buffer is used. Clock for clock the G92 cored 9800 blows away the G80 based 8800GTX.
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i just ordered two gtx 465's yesterday but im still currently running two BFG 9800GTX+ Sli OC editions in SLi and I havent had a single problem in the last two years with them. They are big and bulky but still run about everything on high settings. You might not be able to max everything out but you should be able to manage nice fps in all modern games with atleast medium to medium/high settings if you dont plan to crank the aa all the way

Oh and to answer your question I think 60$ is a pretty good deal
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good deal to me..my bro uses my old gts 250 which isn't much better and it performs good for him.
gts 250=9800 gtx
 
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