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r2d2d3d4d5
04-03-08, 04:22 PM
I really need to buy a card for a new build. Could someone please tell me what the reasons (technical or other advantages) are why I should buy this card over a 8800GTS 512 or even a 8800GTX, both of which are cheaper at this point? :captnkill:

There must be something(s)...

Feyy
04-03-08, 05:17 PM
I can only think of one: Step up

SH64
04-03-08, 05:27 PM
Umm .. less power draw ? :o

|MaguS|
04-03-08, 05:51 PM
You won the lottery...

azian257
04-03-08, 06:12 PM
9 > 8

Uberpwnage
04-03-08, 06:26 PM
Black PCB

Joe Public
04-03-08, 06:50 PM
E-pen0s enlargement.

kazna
04-03-08, 07:10 PM
Hybrid SLI is the only real significant change from the 512 GTS. If that doesn't interest you, then avoid the 9800GTX.

r2d2d3d4d5
04-04-08, 04:44 AM
9 > 8
That is an interesting and tempting argument. :drooling:

I'm afraid I've already bought the motherboard (intel) so Hybridpower is not going to help me.

Does anyone know if nVidia added anything in terms of Purevideo HD that the GTS512 doesn't have?

Umm .. less power draw ? :o Hm... I think it's less than the 8800GTX but more than the 8800GTS. :(

LordJuanlo
04-04-08, 05:42 AM
Don't be stupid and save your money, this summer there will be new and (hopefully) more powerful cards

r2d2d3d4d5
04-04-08, 07:44 AM
I've been waiting so long for the Q9450/x48 I can't wait much longer to finish putting this PC together and I don't have a good enough spare card I can use. I’ve got a stack of games that need playing and the GT200 doesn't look like it will come out until Q3.

Is it fair to say that that the 9800GTX is just a slightly overclocked 8800GTS or is there any more to it (apart from support for Hybridpower and triSli (which I can't use as I don't have an nVidia motherboard))?

Revs
04-04-08, 07:57 AM
Improved PureVideoHD from what I read, I have no detailed info on that. I would go for the 9800GTX. It'll have a better reselling value when you come to upgrade.

Shocky
04-04-08, 08:11 AM
Higher overclocking potential due to better cooling and increased voltage, better stock memory with much higher potential for overclock, overall slightly faster than a 8800GTX and I bet once overclocked will probably wipe the floor with it, pretty easy to justify buying one really.

My POS 8800GTS 512MB has crap memory, any higher then 2016 and it locks up.

grimreefer
04-04-08, 10:18 AM
vp2 video processor, opengl2.1, tri-sli support, and the fact that it has the same msrp as the 8800gts and 8800gtx. if your paying the same, why not get the one with the most features/performance?

Revs
04-04-08, 10:27 AM
In the UK, the GTS can be had for a fair bit less than the 9800GTX. I'd still pay the extra for the GTX though. Prices will slowly drop over the coming weeks too.

stefan9
04-04-08, 12:57 PM
In the UK, the GTS can be had for a fair bit less than the 9800GTX. I'd still pay the extra for the GTX though. Prices will slowly drop over the coming weeks too.

Here in SA I got an overclocked gts for R700(GBP44) less than what they are selling the 9800gtx for.

If you want to upgrade right now I can't see any reason from a gaming perspective to choose the 9800gtx above the 8800gts 512mb. In most cases it's just a few frames of difference. Could maybe justify it for benching since the 9800gtx does overclock better.

Personally couldn't justify the extra cash for the 9800gtx.

Blacklash
04-05-08, 05:14 AM
Here's the list:

StepUp is running out
You plan to go Tri-SLi with cards that have a 256 interface :p
You own a card weaker than an 8800GT
You're bored with what you own now
You have money to burn
You're high

Tho Jo Smale
04-05-08, 11:38 AM
Reasons to buy a 9800GTX?


None.


From what I can see.

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=29127&vpn=512%2DP3%2DN871%2DAR&manufacture=eVGA
$339.99 for the GTX

Get a pair of 9600GT's for about the same price.

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=28844&vpn=512%2DP3%2DN861%2DAR&manufacture=eVGA

$169.99 for each 9600GT

JC

grimreefer
04-05-08, 01:04 PM
http://www.clubit.com/product_detail.cfm?itemno=A9620200&CMP=EMC-BB040408
$279 for a 9800gtx. the 8800gts tends to be around $230 AR. not too big of a price difference, alot of manufacturers are putting big rebates on the 8800gts because they are trying to get rid of them atm; these rebates are rarer among the 9800gtx.

rap1d^
04-05-08, 02:29 PM
Prob not the best reason but they do o/c quite well :D

http://frasermcfarlane1.bulldoghome.com/pages/frasermcfarlane1_bulldoghome_com/ClocksSmall.jpg (http://frasermcfarlane1.bulldoghome.com/pages/frasermcfarlane1_bulldoghome_com/Clocks.jpg)

K007
04-05-08, 10:45 PM
The 9 series cards should have been just the 8900 series tbh...

asd
04-06-08, 01:00 AM
Gt-200 FTW!

SilentMercury
04-06-08, 02:36 AM
The 9 series cards should have been just the 8900 series tbh...

Agreed.

4Aces
04-06-08, 09:23 AM
I really need to buy a card for a new build. Could someone please tell me what the reasons (technical or other advantages) are why I should buy this card over a 8800GTS 512 or even a 8800GTX, both of which are cheaper at this point? :captnkill:

There must be something(s)...

I can not think of any reason to buy a rebagged G92 (9800GTX) just get the original G92(8800GTS) You're paying minimum of $75-$100 more for the same thing with a few tweaks, in the past this would have been known as 8900GT. I have no need to spend hundreds of dollars on a video card only to let some crap onboard video do most of the work and only use the card for games, not to mention have it use system memory to run the stupid onboard video. If Nvidia really believed most people use onboard video then they would not include a PCI-E 16x slot on ALL of their MATX motherboards that have yet to include hybrid sli? Myself I just bought (4/3/08) an 8800GTS 512 after seeing the benchmarks from alot of sights, the games I play showed 5fps or less difference at my monitors resolution. Not worth the cost of the card, using a second 6 pin power lead for the card nor for tri sli since I only use one card. Sorta like Vista alot of bells and whistles, sounds nice looks nice but no improvement, just pushing stuff you don't want or will never use.

Tho Jo Smale
04-06-08, 10:32 AM
The 9 series cards should have been just the 8900 series tbh...


What's the saying about the nail......and the head