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02-20-08, 06:45 PM
I'm just curious as to how the card performs. Does anyone have it yet? Seems like only XFX is making the card right now.
02-20-08, 07:12 PM
02-20-08, 07:15 PM
Probably a little bit slower than the original 8800GTS since it has the same number of stream processors but a slightly lower clock speed if I recall.
02-20-08, 07:26 PM
I know it's got a lower clock and 96SP's but how's it run from personal experience? I mean, a 384MB, 192-bit card sounds curiously tantalizing.
I wonder how it would run in SLi. There aren't a lot of reviews out, just "8800GS vs. *insert competitor here* vs. *insert other competitor here* type of reviews.
It will most likely be discontinued soon, with the release of the 9600gt, it is basically obsolete. Unless they come out with an agp version, which I highly doubt.
For $30 more you can get this; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127329
I'm just sayin'.
I bet two 8800GS cards in SLI would be pretty good, especially that second one on that page that has a 100mhz higher overclock (680).
02-20-08, 11:13 PM
The AMD 3850 seems to be a better card and the new 9600GT seems to be even better,the 3870 is even better and wins most of the benchmarks compared to the 9600GT and AMD is dropping the price of the 3870 to around $189.It would be a toss up IMO to me either the 9600GT or the 3870 if they are the same price and I would go with the 3870 simply because it seems to be the faster card between the 9600GT and 3870 because the benchmarks I saw was with a 3850 256mb and it was winning most of the benchmarks and the 3870 512mb is a stronger card and overclocks pretty good to ,I am sure the 9600GT overclock to ,But as of right now between the three I have mention I would go with the 3870 512mb if they are lowering the price to $169 to $189.But in all honesty I would just save about $30 more and go with the 8800GT.I have to take what I said back ,at looking at more reviews where the 9600GT is overclocked it is the best deal for $169 beating the 3870 pretty good and keeping up with the 8800GT.
02-20-08, 11:14 PM
Damn it man...it's either 2 8800GS's, 1 9600GT 2 HD3850's, or 1 HD3870, since I still haven't chosen a new motherboard. If I get the Bonetrail, I could CFX the HD3800 cards, or if I get an nForce (or keep my current one) I could SLi the 8800GS's or single slot the 9600GT.
02-20-08, 11:23 PM
Why not SLI 8800GTs?
It costs like an extra $50 to get 2 8800GT's instead. Is that 192-bit interface with 384MB any good? I never saw a memory interface like that before, so I was wondering if it's as good as 256-bit, or if it bottlenecks like a 128-bit.
02-21-08, 03:36 AM
Look at some more reviews of the 9600GT overclock and I think that would be the cheapest best way to go ,you can get two of them for around $340 and they should play anything you want.Two 8800Gt would be faster ,but if you take in account that two of them would cost around $440.Man it's sure is a good time to get a new video card ,you could buy three of the 9600GT's or two of the 8800GTS 512mb ,for what I paid for one of my 8800GTS 640mb.
02-21-08, 01:33 PM
Overall, this card doesn't have a large enough price segment to itself to get any real attention. The performance window is the same way.
02-21-08, 04:54 PM
The 8800 GS is an OEM card that some companies can put in their computers. It is not a mainstream product. The 9600 GT performs sonmewhere between the 8800 GS and 8800 GT, but closer to the speed of the 8800 GT.
02-21-08, 07:27 PM
It's not OEM anymore seeing that it's for sale on the 'egg.
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