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Old 05-19-2008, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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"The 9800GTX is just an OC'ed 8800GTS, so its not worth $50 more."

Ok.......and you can OC the 9800GTX to 800/2400 very easily. Is that worth $50? I know people love their 8800s, but the 9800GTX is worth the money. It really is. I have owned the 8600GTS, 8800GT, and 8800GTS. The 9800GTX is the best buy, IMO.

Only if you overclock though. If you don't, I would go with the 8800GT.
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Is that quote supposed to be from a review online, or just one you grabbed from general forum users? If you could find a review or benchmarks to back up that the OC'd version of the 9800GTX does have a good enough performance boost over the 8800GTS, then I would be very intrigued.
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Actually I said that before.. 9800gtx is a OC'ed 8800gts g92, but being already at 2000mhz (or something) Memory clock, it can go up a lot more because of its better memory chip or somethign

BTW: any plans to move to Phenom dhgunit?
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Actually I said that before.. 9800gtx is a OC'ed 8800gts g92, but being already at 2000mhz (or something) Memory clock, it can go up a lot more because of its better memory chip or somethign

BTW: any plans to move to Phenom dhgunit?
Nope. Going Q6700 if I can find a buyer for my Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe and X2 6000+. I am being bottlenecked right now with my new 9800GTX.

Also, I am not being a fanboy of the 9800GTX because I have one. I would have bought 9600GT in SLI, but I wanted a single card to step-up to the GTX 280. Talk about a bottleneck then.....but I have until the start of August to figure out my CPU situation.

I myself would love to see a review of an OCed 9800GTX. People love the benchmark an OCed 8800GTS vs a stock 9800GTX. When I OCed my 9800GTX to 802/2400, I gained an additional 1,000 3dmark06 points.

And you have to remember, that is with an AMD 6000+. I bet I would have had a much larger increase with a quad core Intel that would give me some room to push it.
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No offense.. but are you kidding? Why pay 100 extra dollars just for an overclocked version of an almost identical card?

I doubt that those 1000 extra points did anything.. thats probably 2-3 frames on Crysis on high. 3DMark is great for measuring your computer's performance in a benchmark. Real-world games is the best way to test your computer's performance. I doubt you will find many people that would ever recommend a 9800gtx over a 8800gts, simply because it's not worth the money at the moment.

Sounds like your another victim of Nvidia's cleverly designed, extra sneaky naming scheme.

*edit* Wait a minute did you say $50? Last time I checked the 9800gtx is around 300, the 8800gt is around 170 and the 8800gts is around 200...
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Default Re: 8800GTS vs 9800GTX

^^^agreed. In this case better ocing memory ic's doesn't warrant the extra cost.
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Meh I'd still get the gtx. an extra 50$ is beans.
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Meh I'd still get the gtx. an extra 50$ is beans.
I just checked newegg and its not $50 :happy:
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well if your in canada in some situations the 9800gtx is cheaper then the 8800gts;p
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well if your in canada in some situations the 9800gtx is cheaper then the 8800gts;p
we'll the majority of us aint in good ol Canada with yer free health care >.< ( curse you) hehe.
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