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jcniest5
04-04-08, 12:27 AM
Is it worthwhile going from the 8800GTS G92 512MB to the new 9800GTX 512MB? Thinking of using my Step Up, so any advice will be much appreciated. Thanks...

Badboy_12345
04-04-08, 01:05 AM
no.. no and no

wait for next gen cards

I mean real next gen cards :bleh:

Or get sli. you will get a much bigger performance boost then

methimpikehoses
04-04-08, 01:22 AM
hells no

Blacklash
04-04-08, 01:47 AM
I'd go to a GX2 before a 9800GTX from an 8800GTS 512Mb. Then again I use P35. The 9800GTX might OC a bit better and I'd stay with the 8800GTS 512Mb. If StepUp is running out for you soon and if you could get it for close to what you paid for the GTS you might want to do it for the hell of doing so. Personally, if it was me, I wouldn't bother.

mustrum
04-04-08, 03:37 AM
You gain about 50 to 70mhz core clock and 200 to 300 memory clock depending how well your GTS does. I wouldn`t pay a penny for that. You wont see a difference in any game.

Flavius
04-04-08, 09:12 AM
If you have a factory overclocked 678/1944 8800GTS like I do, you actually LOSE 3Mhz on the core, and gain only about 200 on the RAM, otherwise its the exact same card. Worst "upgrade" ever. I think the 9800GTX should be featured on G4's Epic Fail.

jcniest5
04-04-08, 09:42 AM
Mine has these clocks: GPU: 670 Mhz; Memory: 972 Mhz; Shader: 1674 Mhz.

Shaders: 128 Unified; Rops: 16

I have 25 days left to Step Up before the window closes. Is it worthwhile to upgrade IF I want three-way SLI later on?

Oh, and the price I have to pay: $50

TheSmJ
04-05-08, 05:45 AM
Did you try using software like Rivatuner to overclock your current GTS at all?

Really, the 9800 GTX is just a higher binned G92 chip -quite literally the same GPU you already have, only it's clocked faster. Unless you're afraid to overclock your current card a bit (IE: a total pussy given how easy it is) it's worth just saving the $50 it would cost to do the step-up.

Tyr-Sog
04-05-08, 07:38 AM
just a fyi if you go the sli route. eVGA 8800gts 512 at MicroCenter is $239.

4Aces
04-06-08, 09:40 AM
Just bought a card last week after the 8900GT launch :) I went with the 8800GTS 512 it was $229.99 + $7 S&H with a $30 rebate. Even if they don't honor the rebate I still saved $100 and got almost the identical card. You could get 4gigs of ddr2 corsair memory for that much or a 650i motherboard or spend it on your gal and see if she makes you forget about 2-3 fps your loosing :) See how bad it was for AMD to buy ATI, not much competition no reason to compete, no reason to compete then few and meaningless advancements made but you still need to feed to beast so you call it new and improved with more pixel power, put it in a glitzy box with a different label and push it at us saying " no really it's different"

Blacklash
04-06-08, 12:45 PM
Mine has these clocks: GPU: 670 Mhz; Memory: 972 Mhz; Shader: 1674 Mhz.

Shaders: 128 Unified; Rops: 16

I have 25 days left to Step Up before the window closes. Is it worthwhile to upgrade IF I want three-way SLI later on?

Oh, and the price I have to pay: $50

Yes if you want TRi-SLi, you'll need the 9800GTX. You can't do that with your 8800GTS 512Mb.

So if that's the plan, go ahead and get it.

On a side note, for people that plan on using a single card, or just two way SLi, I'd go with the below 8800GTS 512Mb for 199usd with rebate-

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127325

They're 678 on the core out of the box.

MowTin
04-06-08, 02:26 PM
I haven't been following the latest news on these new cards. Isn't there a 1GB 9800GTX? All I see a 512Mb and dual versions. I think you need 1GB for AA at high resolutions, right?

seabigbear
04-08-08, 07:12 PM
On a side note, for people that plan on using a single card, or just two way SLi, I'd go with the below 8800GTS 512Mb for 199usd with rebate-

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127325

They're 678 on the core out of the box.

Is this a good card I have only one PCI-E on my mobo (GIGABYTE GA-M55plus-S3G (rev. 1.0))

Zapablast05
04-08-08, 07:32 PM
8800GTS(G92) = 9800GTX(G92). 9800GTX is just the 8800GTS(G92) refresh with tri-sli support and just a tad bit, slightly faster clocks.