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Old 03-10-2008, 10:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been looking at a new graphics card, and been reading about the new 9600GT by nVidia. It looks like the 8800GT and 9600GT have similar performance with the 9600GT showing great performance with antialiasing enabled.

I went on newegg and found these cards:

XFX - 9600GT 512MB 256-bit with 650 Mhz core $180

Newegg.com - XFX PVT94PYDF4 GeForce 9600GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

eVGA 8800GT - 512MB 256-bit with 600 Mhz core $230

Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

The 9600GT looks to be $50 cheeper, but similar performance so I would go for the XFX 9600GT in this case cuz I save some money.

Does this seem like a good choice?

2 9600GT would be cheeper then 2 8800GT, but would this SLI combo have enough performnace to be worth the extra $100 for the 8800GT's?

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Old 03-10-2008, 11:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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8800gt is always a tab bit above performence of the 9600gt, sli or not. All depends on if that extra performence out of it is really worth the extra money.

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I'm pretty certain that the 9600GT in SLI smokes the 8800GT in SLI, for some reason it is much more efficient in SLI mode

this is a different case when were talking single cards, the 8800gt still outdoes it
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if u are looking for a good card but don't want to spend too much then get a 9600gt, if u want a little more performance but are willing to pay more for it go with the 8800gt, by the way, you can prob get a galaxy 8800gt for cheaper then a 9600gt. Right now directcanada.com has them on for 169.99 after MIR.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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9600gt in sli is about the same as an 8800 gtx

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You can find a 8800 gtx for cheaper then 2 9600 gt's... They had one gtx going around for 300 buckz. But the 9600 GT sli is still pretty impressive.

But if the benchmarks are right... 2 8800 gt's 512 in sli are suppoused to beat 1 8800 ultra... and if the 9600 gt sli beats the 8800 gt 512 sli then it definatly owns a gtx.
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Go with the 9600

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8800GT 512mb, no doubt.....sure 2x9600GT are better then one 8800GT but 2x8800GT 512mb are even better....For single or dual cards, i would go 8800GT all the way.

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or you can forget about the 9600gt and the 8800gt and get the 8800GTS

Newegg.com - MSI NX8800GTS-T2D512E GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

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