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Old 04-19-2008, 03:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 9800GTX or 9600GT SLI?

I need a video card but can't decide between the two!!

One EVGA 512-P3-N877-AR GeForce 9800 GTX SSC 512MB ($350)
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N877-AR GeForce 9800 GTX SSC 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics

Two EVGA 512-P3-N862-AR GeForce 9600GT Superclocked 512MB in SLI ($160 each)
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N862-AR GeForce 9600GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 9800GTX or 9600GT SLI?

personally i would say the 9800GTX or 8800GTS (or you could wait for the 9900series)... sure sli 9600GT is good but if you get one GTS and then "When you really need a performance boost" add the second it will make a much bigger difference. If your on a budget 9600GT is still nice.
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Default Re: 9800GTX or 9600GT SLI?

its better to get one high performance card then 2 medium cards, then later if u feel upto it sli 2 gtx's
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Default Re: 9800GTX or 9600GT SLI?

Or just skip the Overclocked 8800 gts g92 (9800GTX) and get the REAL gtx

Newegg.com - XFX PVT80FSHE9 GeForce 8800GTX Extreme 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics

Is there a reason why you linked us to 2 evga cards? Because if you are looking for stepup, BFG has step up too now, and you can just get this one instead.

Newegg.com - BFG Tech BFGR88768GTXOCE GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics

Of course you have to use the rebates to get it down to your 9800gtx price..


And if you don't want an 8800 gtx, just the choices you picked, and you ALSO don't want to just get an 8800 gts g92... then fine get the 9800gtx over the 9600 gt sli...


Wait... what resolution do you game at?
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true thats an option too but the GTS G92 scores close to a 8GTX and beats it in some tests, at a much lower price.

Newegg.com - XFX PVT88GYDF4 GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics

Newegg.com - BFG Tech BFGE88512GTSE GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics

Newegg.com - MSI NX8800GTS 512M OC GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics
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Default Re: 9800GTX or 9600GT SLI?

Let me see those results.......

Maybe an OC'd gts g92, but I think stock vs stock and OC'd 25% both of them, the 8800 gtx should come out ontop in both tests... Even if it's a g80...

But either way i would not disagree with getting a gts g92...
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couldnt find the link but here G92 GTS vs ultra. its close and beats even an ultra in a couple of tests. im sure its not worth the $165 difference between the GTX, you could spend that money in better ways.

AnandTech: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512 & GeForce 8800 GT 256MB: Playing with Memory and G92
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This is pretty nice:
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If you have a SLI board then get the 9600GT sli for sure!! They will absolutely slaughter a 9800GTX!
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I game @ 1680*1050

If I get the evga 9800gtx now, can I step up to the 9900gtx when it cums out in July?
And why is Nvidia releasing their cards so fast? Is ATI up to somethin that Nvidia is scared of?
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