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London
02-15-08, 11:33 PM
Hey guys, this is my configuration
- 6400+ athlon 64 x2 3.2ghz
- 4gb G.Skill Ram CAS 6
- 7200rpm 500gb WD Caviar SE16mb buffer
- Ultra X-finity 600watt sli PS.
- asus m2n-sli deluxe motherboard


So now thats where im at, My question is this, I was planning on waiting to purchase the 9800gx2 but, seems it will be a bit till it is released. So i've decided to go 8800 and now Im seriously confused, I've examined tomshardwares vga charts but they dont list the manufactuer of each card, so I find myself a bit clueless. Is the g92 better than the g80 core(other than pcie 2.0) im looking for the card that is going to run the games the best, and Im definetly going to go sli in a few months after I purchase the first. I thought the 8800gts g80's 640mb was what I wanted but Im being told that the 8800gt g92s and 8800gts g92's are better, just for your information im not planning on going any higher than the gts at this point.

heres some choices im intersted in which would you guide me to?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127329

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150254

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130317

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127325

im just confused because according to tomshardware, the 8800gt OC g92 will outrun the 8800gts 512 g92, and the 640mb 8800gts.

like I said, im looking to spend like 320$ max on a card, and I will be going SLI about 2-3 months from now.

Somebody clarify me, whats going to perform the best here.





or should I just deal with this radeon till the 9800gx2, but Also, I hear it might have some problems.

also, my main game is COD 4.

methimpikehoses
02-15-08, 11:57 PM
8800GT, and then OC it. Best bang for your buck.

TheBigOne
02-15-08, 11:59 PM
Hey guys, this is my configuration
- 6400+ athlon 64 x2 3.2ghz
- 4gb G.Skill Ram CAS 6
- 7200rpm 500gb WD Caviar SE16mb buffer
- Ultra X-finity 600watt sli PS.
- asus m2n-sli deluxe motherboard


So now thats where im at, My question is this, I was planning on waiting to purchase the 9800gx2 but, seems it will be a bit till it is released. So i've decided to go 8800 and now Im seriously confused, I've examined tomshardwares vga charts but they dont list the manufactuer of each card, so I find myself a bit clueless. Is the g92 better than the g80 core(other than pcie 2.0) im looking for the card that is going to run the games the best, and Im definetly going to go sli in a few months after I purchase the first. I thought the 8800gts g80's 640mb was what I wanted but Im being told that the 8800gt g92s and 8800gts g92's are better, just for your information im not planning on going any higher than the gts at this point.

heres some choices im intersted in which would you guide me to?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127329

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150254

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130317

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127325

im just confused because according to tomshardware, the 8800gt OC g92 will outrun the 8800gts 512 g92, and the 640mb 8800gts.

like I said, im looking to spend like 320$ max on a card, and I will be going SLI about 2-3 months from now.

Somebody clarify me, whats going to perform the best here.





or should I just deal with this radeon till the 9800gx2, but Also, I hear it might have some problems.

also, my main game is COD 4.
Go with the XFX they tend to overclock better and only run at 51c
Those cards you can get brand new for $250 and the alpha dog series on ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/XFX-GeForce-8800-GT-512MB-Alpha-Dog-PV-T88P-YDD4-NIB_W0QQitemZ170194452252QQihZ007QQcategoryZ80192Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

SLippe
02-16-08, 12:17 AM
8800GT, and then OC it. Best bang for your buck.
+1

Madpistol
02-16-08, 12:20 AM
8800GT, and then OC it. Best bang for your buck.

Totally agree.

Unfortunately, I'm an amateur computer builder. If you check my sig though, I know what I'm talking about. ;)

London
02-16-08, 01:05 AM
Totally agree.

Unfortunately, I'm an amateur computer builder. If you check my sig though, I know what I'm talking about. ;)
Yea, still though I'd gladly take your advice, I myself am a COMPTIA A+ certified professional, I've worked for HP, and currently am a systems integrator for NCR corporation, I mean IT is my thing, but I swear I keep making stupid buys when it comes to gaming HW

http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphi...22 &chart=278

check that 8800 gt oc at the top and play around with that chart and apparently the 8800gt oc mops the floor with gts's face and hangs 10-25 fps under the ultra just about at all times.....seriously does someone have any evidence to back this chart that a g92 8800gt oc is going to crank that hard, because if it is man Im just gonna nab one of those high end 8800gt's, I suppose the xfx one but its 300$, ( I dont want to buy off of ebay for 30$ savings) according to that chart would the msi 8800gt OC that I have up there above perform around that margin, or is that more like the xfx alpha dog performance ratio.

Madpistol
02-16-08, 08:21 AM
IMO, get a regular card, and OC it yourself. It's not worth the price hit for a pre-overclocked card, especially when in the end, their core and memory top out around the same that the regular cards do.

BTW, your link in the last post doesn't work. :(

LORD-eX-Bu
02-16-08, 08:47 AM
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