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Old 04-07-2008, 07:29 PM   #1
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I'm buying 1 of them tomorrow on newegg, and don't know which 1 to buy. the 9800Gx2 is is almost double the price, but is the performance that much better? also would the 9800GTX be a huge jump from my 8800GTS 640MB?
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:47 PM   #2
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9800GX2 would be the one to buy. It is the only one that is alot better than your current card. 9800GTX is not even as good as an 8800 Ultra. If your stuck in the middle the other card that is awesome performing as in better than the 8800 Ultra but not as good as the 9800GX2 is the ATI Radeon 3870x2. If I were in your position and I had the money I would go with 9800GX2 and if I did not have the money I would go with the Radeon 3870x2
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:12 PM   #3
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Really? Dang that sucks. I dunno maybe I should wait a bit then. ty
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Old 04-07-2008, 09:10 PM   #4
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I just read some benches online today. The 8800gtx is just slightly worse then the 9800gtx. The 9800gtx is 7% better then the 8 series version... And in games at high res. the 8800gtx beats it...
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:21 PM   #5
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that's a sad disappointment from Nvidia I guess. I've decided then I'm going to wait. I'm afraid to pay 600 bucks for a card on last years technology, a with a little little research on the cards, I'm really disappointed.
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Wait for the 10 series or something, lol. You dont need it. The only game you really cant max is crysis for now probably.
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:50 PM   #7
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I suggest you stick to the GTS. I've got the same and I'm totally happy. Is there a main reason you want to upgrade?
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Old 04-08-2008, 12:05 AM   #8
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theres no reason, I just like to have the best really lol. But I think the right thing to do right now is wait. So far crysis is the only game I cant max out that I have
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theres no reason, I just like to have the best really lol. But I think the right thing to do right now is wait. So far crysis is the only game I cant max out that I have
Yeah, wait for it man. Come to your senses, lol.

There's absolutely no reason for you to upgrade at this point if you've got the 8800GTS. You can max out just about anything except Crysis (like you said) and IMO that's not worth upgrading a GPU for.
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theres no reason, I just like to have the best really lol. But I think the right thing to do right now is wait. So far crysis is the only game I cant max out that I have
You must have money to kill, wow!

Just keep waiting
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Wait, wait. You have the 680i mobo, right? The 9800GX2 is really just two 8800GTSs stuck together (two PCBs) but with reduced clock speeds. It would be better (and cheaper) to buy two 8800GTSs. They would be more overclockable and cooler.
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I would wait for the prices to come down before I go out and get a 9800GX2. That is the next card I am getting but I am waiting till after summer to make a full build and use the 9800GX2
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Wait, wait. You have the 680i mobo, right? The 9800GX2 is really just two 8800GTSs stuck together (two PCBs) but with reduced clock speeds. It would be better (and cheaper) to buy two 8800GTSs. They would be more overclockable and cooler.
My computer I have the 650i, my other build that I made for my dad is the 680i. I will not be able to sli on my 650i mob though, I ghettofied it lol. I dropped heat sinks on all the chips on the mobo with as5 and a dag of j&b weld so there is no way ill be able to remove those heatsinks for sli w/o ruining the mobo lol. But my mobo temps are wonderful lol
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Alright, don't buy the 9800GTX, buy this from Gainward: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/vid...0gts-1024.html
The measly 512MB of VRAM really limits it when you turn AA on and at high resolutions. That 8800GTS is also equipped with Samsung 0.83NS memory (reference GTSs use Qimonda 1.2NS memory) and a very effective cooler.
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I would say go ahead and get the 9800GTX, There is no point getting the GX2 because of the price, and the heat issue is also a downer. Get the 9800GTX from EVGA, so in 3 month when the 10 series comes out (assuming they do) u can do a step up, that’s what I am doing now.
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You're nuts. You have a good computer as it is, I don't see why you would waste money on it. Until there are more games than just crysis that could really benefit from a new GPU, I don't see the point.
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You're nuts. You have a good computer as it is, I don't see why you would waste money on it. Until there are more games than just crysis that could really benefit from a new GPU, I don't see the point.
I didn’t see that he already has the GT one, in that case don’t get anything until the 10 series, about 3 more month
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The Gainward 8800GTS 1GB is definitely the one to go for. It outperforms the 9800GTX especially when filters are enabled.
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