9800gtx or 8800gtx?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by blue5, May 28, 2008.

  1. blue5

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    Thank you everyone for your input.

    The scores were a great insight. As I said, I may go for the evga 780i bundle with the quad core soon. This processor was bought because I had alot of thesis work to do and my choices at the time were limited.

    The current system ok, but there definitely times when it struggles. I still feel nvidia has alot of work to do on its drivers. Imagine when halo 2 first came out, my system struggled to be anything more than a slide show. Then about late april a single driver update made it run smooth as silk.

    I still have time before I order it and will mull over the choices before I buy.
     
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    Man...you have pretty decent mobo. You should oc your proc. It's still a pretty good one. Open that baby up. You'll notice quite a jump in performance.
     
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    The 9800GTX IS a 8800GTS 512mb only with a couple of new bells and whistles. Pick up an 8800GTS(G92) 512mb and overclock that b!tch, it's cheaper and just makes more sense than either the 8800GTX or the 9800GTX.
     
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    ASUS EN8800 GTX 768MB (620,1840) vs. BFG GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB (780,2300)

    ForceWare 175.63

    3DMark Vantage - P5148 / P5298

    3DMark 06 Pro - 10672 / 11153

    FurMark 1.3.0 - 2561 / 3569

    SoftShadow Dynamic Branching - 3898 / 5090

    Crysis - Will post a bit later.

    All benchmark at 1280x1024.

    I will post results between 8800 GTS 512MB & 9800 GTX both stock and OC later.
     
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    I agree with Slam. Overclock that thing. I have mine running stable at 2.8, the highest temps I get are 61-63C but rarely do I break 55. And I used to have the save Motherboard as you and ran it at 2.4 and 2.6 without changing any voltages.
     
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    Damn dude...how many highend video cards you got??? lol
     
  7. blue5

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    lol, I was wondering about.

    Tmmrw I'll have to make up my mind before I order.
     
  8. Anaksulnamun

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    The Bottom Line

    The BFGTech GeForce 9800 GTX OCX offers no advantage over a standard-clocked GeForce 9800 GTX for the few extra dollars you will be expected to pay for it in terms of real world gameplay. So the OCX moniker seems to be more for benchmark monkeys than gamers. This time round, we have to suggest save your money and OC your on your own. More to the point, neither this overclocked 9800 GTX or stock-clocked 9800 GTX can justify the premium prices in the face of the excellent performance of the GeForce 8800 GT, which can be had for a mere $134.99 USD - ETA 6/02/08 after rebates or $140 in stock:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125088

    You guys know we love “fast,” but sometimes “value” even outweighs it.

    And so, efficiency/price ==> 8800GT win, go for the Zilent 1GB (660, 1960) or MSI (650,1900) both are super good and super ...reasonable....
    Better save our precious bucks on future upgrade ;)
     
  9. blue5

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    agreed. I'll most likely go with the evga 9800gtx. When I get it, I'll post some benches.
     
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    Wait for the the 280 to come out (9900gtx)! Just a few weeks to go...save the pennies now for a superior card.
     

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    Some family coming down on the 17th, so they will bring it with them. If I try to get it shipped, I'll be taxed heavily. 17%. It sucks. Which is why I'm fighting the clock.


    You know, EVGA says some kinda big promotion starting on the 3rd

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Karl 2

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    He can also OC the 9800GTX, same old song and dance I know ;)

    A 9800GTX on a PCIe 2.0 board will be noticeably faster than a 8800GTX otherwise it's pretty much the same: one card's speed compensates for less bandwidth/memory and vice-versa. Both cards have another thing in common: huge size.
     
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    I almost afraid of what the 9900gtx will look like.



    You whats funny? When Starship troopers first came out to dvd I joked to a friend that the holograms in the "future" were rendered with a geforce 10. lol
     
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    lol, well I placed the order.
     
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    8800GTS 512mb all the way! Best darn card on the market for value for money plus performance and overclocks like a whore on crack with a good cooler.
     

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    For which one?
     
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    You could buy two 8800GTS 512mb for the price of a 9800GTX then SLI them for 20,000 points in 3DMark06!
     
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    Agree, that's a super good choice 140$x2 gives a much better result than a 365$
    SLI rule (not environment friendly, though ;) )
     
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    I bought the 9800gtx for 279.

    Can't wait for the card to get here.
     
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    No, it isn't. New generation... it's gonna cost more than 500 for sure.
     

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