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Old 02-21-2008, 03:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been reading a number of different threads and forums on the net lately. Most of the sites shown have given benchmarks which show the 8800gt being the superior of the 2 cards. However, my question is wether there are any worthwhile advantages to the 9600gt other than price considerig it is a 9 series card as opposed to an 8 series.
Also, both of these cards should work in a GA-P35-DS3R (a beauty of an overclocker by the way) despite being pci-e 2.0. I hear that the speed difference between the two formats is currently nothing to worry about. Correct?
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Also, both of these cards should work in a GA-P35-DS3R (a beauty of an overclocker by the way) despite being pci-e 2.0. I hear that the speed difference between the two formats is currently nothing to worry about. Correct?
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Not really any advantages compared to the 8800GT 512 in terms of performance. I would suggest this 8800GT:

Newegg.com - MSI NX8800GT 512M OC GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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Yea, cards cant even use the speeds of a normal pci-e slot to the max yet, also, the 9600gt is 512mb, it beats the 8800gt 256mb, and trails not far behind the 8800gt 512mb.
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Fair enough, but will my OCed C2D e6320 (3GHz) be a bottle neck to the performance of either?


PS:- By the way, it's to replace my 6 month old XFX Fatal1ty Edition Silent 8600gt, I got Crysis and as presumed, it stutters. Will my OCed C2D e6320 (3GHz) be a bottle neck to performance of either
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IIRC isn't the only difference of PCIE2.0 an increased amount of power delivery through the slot itself?
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IIRC isn't the only difference of PCIE2.0 an increased amount of power delivery through the slot itself?
It also allows two times the bandwidth available to the card.

No, I dont think that the oc'd e6320 would bottleneck either card, and if it did, then only very marginally.
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the 9600gt is aimed more towards the hd3850 as a competitor, so don't compare it to the 8800gt
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Most people over exagerate on bottlenecking, on my system, at 2.7 right now it would bottleneck a 9600gt, but it wouldnt be that much really, maybe at 10% loss in fps, which at low fps, isnt much(40fps down to 36fps), and high fps, isnt really that much noticeable (100fps down to 90fps).
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Yea, cards cant even use the speeds of a normal pci-e slot to the max yet, also, the 9600gt is 512mb, it beats the 8800gt 256mb, and trails not far behind the 8800gt 512mb.
Not necessarily in every game/res. Especially when oc'ing comes into play. A lot of those benchmarks are pretty wrong, since i see full 8800gt 512mb speeds untill i turn on aa/af.
And yet, amd systems do bottleneck the cards quite a bit, a core 2 duo system at the same speed gets about 2k more in 3dmark06.
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I'd prefer the 8800gt 512.
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