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Sewy18
04-01-08, 11:27 AM
Hey guys is it worth $100 to step from an 8800GTS (G92) 512mb to a 9800GTX ?

Revs
04-01-08, 11:32 AM
It's basicly the same card exept with TriSLI ability, so no way. It'd be more of a step accross than a step up.

ikjadoon
04-01-08, 11:38 AM
Hey guys is it worth $100 to step from an 8800GTS (G92) 512mb to a 9800GTX ?

$100 for the same GPU? Let's see what you "more" get:

1) Bigger cooler. (Right? Or is it the same)
2) More power available. (Two PCIe connectors versus one)
3) Tri-SLI availability.
4) Audio-passover for HDMI. (video + sound)

1 and 2 provide you with some better overclocking possibly, as well as higher binned memory chips.

In my opinion, probably not. I always ask: is there a game that I really want to play that I can't at the settings I want? If not, why waste money? Sure the numbers are higher on paper, but does that equal higher FPS? In this case, probably not.

~Ibrahim~

P.S. Can you step-up from a step-up? Like, if you step up to the 9800GTX, does that give you another 90 days to do another step up? To the GT200, say?

grey_1
04-01-08, 12:17 PM
I just started the step up going from an 8800 GTS 640. All I pay for is shipping, and I game at 1680x1050, so with the GTXs clocks I should see a bit of a performance increase so long as I don't attempt to max out AA every game.

Well, decisions made..I'll know in a couple of weeks whether I'll be happy with it or not. :)

Revs
04-01-08, 12:46 PM
I just started the step up going from an 8800 GTS 640. All I pay for is shipping, and I game at 1680x1050, so with the GTXs clocks I should see a bit of a performance increase so long as I don't attempt to max out AA every game.

Well, decisions made..I'll know in a couple of weeks whether I'll be happy with it or not. :)

Good stuff Grey. I went from SLI'd GTS640's to SLI'd GT's and noticed a fair boost. A GTS640 to a GTX should be quite noticeable.

Gorion
04-01-08, 12:46 PM
I have a 640 so I eagerly await your feedback.

grey_1
04-01-08, 12:52 PM
Good to hear Revs, lots of comparisons to the 512 GTS out there, not so much the 640.

Now I'm excited. :D

EDIT: Only # 84, shouldn't take long. :)

mullet
04-01-08, 02:17 PM
Grey you will see a good difference @ 1680x1050. Now all you need is TF2!!!111!4

stevemedes
04-01-08, 02:56 PM
im #163, coming from an 8800gt

G-Man
04-01-08, 03:11 PM
definitely not worth evga upgrade

Feyy
04-01-08, 03:12 PM
9 series failll

grey_1
04-01-08, 03:14 PM
Grey you will see a good difference @ 1680x1050. Now all you need is TF2!!!111!4
I'll do TF2 with you, I'll be the comic relief! :D

LoL, I have the game, played a few times and was mercilessly raped and violated, but my score was pretty decent. I just waited for them to fall away from their keyboards laughing then I'd waste em! :p

RaidenWoW
04-01-08, 03:47 PM
P.S. Can you step-up from a step-up? Like, if you step up to the 9800GTX, does that give you another 90 days to do another step up? To the GT200, say?

You can only step up once in your lifetime. That's the rules.

grey_1
04-01-08, 03:56 PM
You can only step up once in your lifetime. That's the rules.
Are you sure it isn't "Once per newly purchased card?"

For instance, I can't step up a card that I received through step up, but if I purchase another card later that hasn't been through the program, I think I can step it up.

The rule is rather vague, so I'm not certain either.
http://www.evga.com//stepup/default.asp?switch=3

Q: Can I Step-Up more than once?
A: No.
Only new purchases can be entered for sumbission for the Step-Upô Program. Cards received through the Step-Upô Program cannot be upgraded.

Not very clear.

RaidenWoW
04-01-08, 04:00 PM
Are you sure it isn't "Once per newly purchased card?"

For instance, I can't step up a card that I received through step up, but if I purchase another card later that hasn't been through the program, I think I can step it up.

The rule is rather vague, so I'm not certain either.
http://www.evga.com//stepup/default.asp?switch=3



Not very clear.

They're just saying that you can't step-up a card that you have already received through the step-up program.

This means that you'd have to buy a new card (from the shelf) to step it up. You can't step up your card that you've received through a previous step-up.

I was wrong about the lifetime thing :p

grey_1
04-01-08, 04:20 PM
They're just saying that you can't step-up a card that you have already received through the step-up program.

This means that you'd have to buy a new card (from the shelf) to step it up. You can't step up your card that you've received through a previous step-up.

I was wrong about the lifetime thing :p
That's what I thought - I'm sure I'll be doing it again. :)

Greasy
04-01-08, 04:20 PM
Stepped up both my GTs for ~190 total.

#4 & 6 in the queue.

ikjadoon
04-01-08, 10:31 PM
Yeah, my 640MB has growing pains when I step up the resolution to my maximum, 1680x1050. Unfortunately, I bought the card under the guise that I'd be gaming at 1280x1024 all my life, ;)

~Ibrahim~

SLippe
04-01-08, 10:31 PM
Hey guys is it worth $100 to step from an 8800GTS (G92) 512mb to a 9800GTX ?
Keep your 8800GTS (G92).