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8800GT or 9800GT DDR3?

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Been offered Galaxy 8800GT 512Mb and idion 9800GT DDR3 512MB

which is better
who are idion?
why is the idion listed and not compat with windows 7?
Are 9800GT supposed to be DDR5?
post #2 of 12
9800GT is just a rebadged 8800GT, they're the same cards. Except the 9800GT might use a little less power.
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id personally go for the 8800gt, never heard of idiom, who knows what theyre like?
post #4 of 12
They're the same core so just get which ever one is cheaper
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"*9800GT 1024M DDR3

*Hz of chip:567

*Hz of Video Memory:1400

*Capacity of Video Memory:128M (TC1024M)

*Specification of Video MemoryDR3

*bit width of Video Memory:64Bit

*Cooling: Fan Type 60mm

*SPK out:S/CRT/DVI"

makes sense to anyone?
post #6 of 12
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i thought the 8800GT's are the ones you can softmod to quadro and 9800GT's cannot?
post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by ollie007 View Post
i thought the 8800GT's are the ones you can softmod to quadro and 9800GT's cannot?
You could flash the 9800GT to an 8800GT and then soft-mod it into a quadro.

The increase in performance is negligible when you soft-mod it into a quadro but programs like CAD do get a boost in performance.

Get the 8800GT, Galaxy is a reputed brand. I've never heard of Idion before.
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Hi Ollie007

Answers:
1. 9800GT is lower power than the 8800GT otherwise is exactly the same (both a G92b GPU) Unless the 9800GT is a green model in which it is a cut-down version.
2. Never heard of Idion
3. Cant answer but guess it should still be compatable with Windows 7 if using the Nvidia Drivers (unless Idion require there own drivers!)
4. GDDR5 was not used in Nvidia cards until the Fermi (GTX400 series).

Bearing in mind Idion is not known to me and 8800GT and 9800GT are clocked the same - I would get the 8800GT.
Edited by Mitche01 - 2/15/11 at 3:19am
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by ollie007 View Post
"*9800GT 1024M DDR3

*Hz of chip:567

*Hz of Video Memory:1400

*Capacity of Video Memory:128M (TC1024M)

*Specification of Video MemoryDR3

*bit width of Video Memory:64Bit

*Cooling: Fan Type 60mm

*SPK out:S/CRT/DVI"

makes sense to anyone?

That looks like a lower clock than a std 9800GT should have (600Mhz) I guess therefore it is a clear winner for the 8800GT
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what about the 64bit memory bandwidth? shouldnt it be 256bit?
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