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fraggelrock
03-11-08, 12:00 AM
I have been looking at a new graphics card, and been reading about the new 9600GT by nVidia. It looks like the 8800GT and 9600GT have similar performance with the 9600GT showing great performance with antialiasing enabled.

I went on newegg and found these cards:

XFX - 9600GT 512MB 256-bit with 650 Mhz core $180

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150277

eVGA 8800GT - 512MB 256-bit with 600 Mhz core $230

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130318

The 9600GT looks to be $50 cheeper, but similar performance so I would go for the XFX 9600GT in this case cuz I save some money.

Does this seem like a good choice?

2 9600GT would be cheeper then 2 8800GT, but would this SLI combo have enough performnace to be worth the extra $100 for the 8800GT's?

MUYA
03-11-08, 12:02 AM
Depends at what resolution you are gaming at as well as games and the IQ settings. You want more quality, consider the 8800 GT for SLI

SH64
03-11-08, 12:03 AM
8800GT.

jcrox
03-11-08, 01:01 AM
8800GT

amk21
03-11-08, 05:37 AM
Everyone always says buy the more expensive card..... What resulation do you game at?

Dazz
03-11-08, 06:44 AM
Well from what i have seen the perform silmar to each other if you don't use FSAA and AF, they have the same bandwith but with multisample FSAA and AF which is more fillrate limited the 8800GT will pull away. If you are gaming at 1680x1050 then the 9600GT's will be just as good. If you are going to game at HD rez then 8800s.

MUYA
03-11-08, 06:48 AM
Everyone always says buy the more expensive card..... What resulation do you game at?
Not everyone. ;)

G-Man
03-11-08, 04:04 PM
right now you can buy two 9600 GT evga off newegg for $300 after rebates :) $340 before, i think this is the best deal!!!

fraggelrock
03-11-08, 11:41 PM
Thanx for the advice.

I am gaming at 1680x1050, so it looks like a 9600GT might be the way to go.

I had a great support experience from XFX on a friends card that I installed, so I am leaning toward the XFX 9600GT even though it is not the cheepest.

amk21
03-12-08, 12:28 PM
Thanx for the advice.

I am gaming at 1680x1050, so it looks like a 9600GT might be the way to go.

I had a great support experience from XFX on a friends card that I installed, so I am leaning toward the XFX 9600GT even though it is not the cheepest.
I would stick with Evga, BFG, or XFX, they seems to have the best ocstomer support for their products.