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Old 02-21-2008, 11:09 PM   #11
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Default Re: Considering buying a 8800GT, should I wait for the 9xxx series?

My guess is the 9600GT might get slightly better AA performance.

Other than that, the 8800GT will beat it.
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Old 02-21-2008, 11:17 PM   #12
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The 8800GT will be faster than the 9600GT. But you're stupid if you're gonna throw out the idea of getting a 9 series card because GAMESPOT doesn't like it.

The 9800GX2 is supposed to be 40% faster than the 8800Ultra. MSRP $450. It should max out Crysis.
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Old 02-21-2008, 11:26 PM   #13
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The 8800GT will be faster than the 9600GT. But you're stupid if you're gonna throw out the idea of getting a 9 series card because GAMESPOT doesn't like it.

The 9800GX2 is supposed to be 40% faster than the 8800Ultra. MSRP $450. It should max out Crysis.
I'd say 40% is pushing it....My guess is 30%..it still using the same G92 core...
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Old 02-21-2008, 11:29 PM   #14
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It's 30-50%, with at least 30%. I'd say HardOCP knows more than you buddy:
http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...50aHVzaWFzdA==
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Default Re: Considering buying a 8800GT, should I wait for the 9xxx series?

Wow! The 9600GTs are going for only $179.99 at Newegg.
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Old 02-21-2008, 11:39 PM   #16
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And those are factory OC versions.
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:20 AM   #17
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the 9600's seem to be a mediocre card. it seems to just be replacing and being one of the budget cards. to me it doesnt seem to be anything im going to get excited about. i'm debating on the 3870gx2 and the 9800
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:25 AM   #18
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the 9600's seem to be a mediocre card. it seems to just be replacing and being one of the budget cards. to me it doesnt seem to be anything im going to get excited about. i'm debating on the 3870gx2 and the 9800
The price/performance ratio of the cards is great.

I'm debating between the Hd 3870 X2 and the 9800 GX2 as well =[

I'm pretty sure I'm going the 9800 Gx2 though...two of em
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im only debating on them because my gigabyte supports crossfire and not SLI and i dont know if i should take advantage of crossfire since i wouldnt be able to SLI in the not so near future. i know it shouldnt be necessary to run 2 cards (i dont believe in the waste of money) but i have a feeling that the way games are going, the games will eventually require 2 of these beasts
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I like the idea of four 3870X2s in CrossfireX (yet again we need a drooling smiley). BTW, I think another good card that few people know about is the 8800GS which performs almost as well as the HD 3870 and costs only $160. The 9600GT performs about as well as the HD 3870 so there's not much of a performance difference between them.
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