View Full Version : Still in a jam

02-21-08, 09:26 PM
I'm still in a jam about which card to buy. My options are 8800GS, 8800GT, 8800GTS 320MB, 9600GT and from ATi, the 3850/70.

I still haven't bought a new motherboard, but if I want to go with an SLi setup, I'd have to buy a new mobo that supports SLi and a new processor, but I'll be able to use the 2 cards in my current setup for the mean time. If I go CrossfireX, I would just have to buy a new mobo, but would only be able to use 1 card for the mean time.

I'm really doing my research about these cards. I'm curious about the 8800GS because of it's structure, it seems promising.

The 8800GTS 320MB is cheap as hell right now and that's a good amount of memory. For the record, I get 30-50 FPS on CoD4 at 1920x1080 on my 8600GTS at max settings, so I wonder what these cards will give me.

The 8800GT is the new black, it seems to be the video card standard now, and the 9600GT is out, and it performs better than the 8800GS so they say, but just as good as the 8800GT.

The only reason why I'm looking at those specific ATi cards is because they have 320SP's and they're dirt cheap and they seem like they out perform the 8800GT/GS on paper. Which of these cards would give me the best performance in my current rig?

02-21-08, 10:01 PM
Forget about 8800GTS 320MB(G80) and 8800GS, both are end of life. 9600GT has attractive performance since it's close to 8800GT but pricing isn't attractive at the moment since 8800GT came down a lot in price.

Forget about the Radeons, they don't outperfom the 8800GT despite having 320SP, this was well known back in Nov last year when they were compared side by side. If you turn on AA the performance drops so much the 9600GT is faster than the 3870. You do play with AA right?

Nvidia also has the best AF implementation, no contest, ATI so called "HQ" AF is a joke.

02-21-08, 10:09 PM
I love to play with max eye candy. The 9600GT starts at 179.99 and the 8800GT 512MB starts at 219.99. The 9600GT only has 64SP's and slower clocks, but this thread http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=108095 shows that the 9600GT can barely be faster than the 8800GT.

02-22-08, 12:21 AM
I ordered the 9600GT. I'll step up if EVGA makes the 9800GTX in 90 days.

02-22-08, 01:17 AM
I ordered the 9600GT. I'll step up if EVGA makes the 9800GTX in 90 days.