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Old 06-20-2008, 02:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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9800gtx $200 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130339
8800 gt $140 after MIR - Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N800-TR GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

I run a 1920x1200 monitor and im looking at avg framerates from tomshardware review of the 9800gtx.
Performance Recap - Tom's Hardware : Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX Review
9800gtx - avg 1920x1200 no aa/af 50
8800gt - avg 1920x1200 no aa/af 41.9
~19% performance increase for ~43% price increase

I just saw the 9800gtx drop to $200 and was like i gotta have this, but the 8800gt still is ver y attractive price/performance cost.

I dunno what to do, tho im pretty sure i wont want the new ati cards, just from past experience with their drivers.
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the 8800gts is also a good choice to look into.
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Default Re: 9800gtx or 8800gt

i'd go with a gtx considering they are only $200 now lol or wait for the gtx+ for $230 when it launches next month
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the 8800gts is also a good choice to look into.
8800gts is same price as 9800gtx. Unless its price just hasnt dropped yet.
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o rly?

i thought you could get the gts for like 165-175ish..

i know you can get the ECS version for like 150 or you could at one point..
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how long is the 9800gtx? like 10.5"?
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wow. that was a quick price drop.
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wow. that was a quick price drop.
for some reason only evga dropped the price of the gtx so far.

i think the card is 11.5 inches, at least that is what i heard
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Why not the hd4850??
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4850 is alive and kicking.
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i seriously don't get how terrible ati's drivers are. my 9600SE was way easier to setup than my 6600GT.
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