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K007
04-04-08, 08:20 PM
Well, i waited quiet some time to get a new GPU. The 7950GX2 is pretty sweet, it lasted me a really long time, but it is time to retire the card. I have done a full upgrade on the rest of my system and decided to wait on the gpu to see how the the 9 series go...i was expecting a similar boost like the 8800gtx but guess alot of people were expecting that :headexplode: .

So the 9800GTX is $450AUD it is ASUS Brand. ($299USD somehow converts into $450AUD...real conversion $-->$ is $330AUD :headexplode: ). At first i thought..why not..go for the 9800GX2...but thats nearly $900AUD (another mysterious conversion...$540~USD --> somehow converts into $900AUD:headexplode: :headexplode: :headexplode: :headexplode: )....

The problem i have with my GX2 atm is that i cant use my first PCI-E slot on my x38...for some odd reason i suffer performance issues. For example in CoD4 when i stand still....200fps..when i move forward/shoot..it drops down to 10-20sfps...put it on my second PCI-E and that fixes the problem.. Also all the heat on this gpu is dumped inside the case from both GPUS, it is also missing my side case fan on the antec 900...because it is on the lower pci-e slot, it is also close to my dam PSU and my dam HDD's...

There is the other option of going the 8800GT, go cheap/wait for the next gpu releases...but i hate the dam cooler on that, and i have to spend extra on the cooler..the cost comes pretty close to a 9800gtx..so might as well go with that....

What do you guys think :O...now remember i dont have a 8800 series card, i am still in the 7. So for me, the performance is going to be huge compared to a 8 series to a 9 series jump.

grey_1
04-04-08, 09:59 PM
I'll let you know how I feel about that card in two weeks, my step up should be complete by then. :)

H4yd3n
04-04-08, 11:04 PM
I'll let you know how I feel about that card in two weeks, my step up should be complete by then. :)
Same here, and also about two weeks lol.

8800GT --> 9800GTX for $114.27USD overall.
Pretty sweet deal if you ask me. :D

shilk
04-04-08, 11:34 PM
If I could wait several years with a 6800GS AGP, you can wait a handful of months for the next gen cards. :D IIRC, the new cards should be out by summer, no? If anything, waiting that much longer will only drop the price of the 9800GTX when they come out. If you really can't wait, how feasible is doing a step-up program like H4yd3n did? Maybe wait a month or two to see when the new cards will be out and then making a decision would be better.

I just got my 9600GT (maybe tomorrow), and seeing how it's a major improvement from an AGP card and system, I just bit the bullet and bought it for now. Seeing how it's not a $300+ videocard, it still leaves to splurge on one if I ever decide to upgrade again. But I know that won't be the case since I'm willing to accept that it's not the fastest thing out there. :p

I'm a modest gamer. I don't need the bleeding edge technology to play my games. It's always good to know your system can handle some of the newer stuff without breaking a sweat, but you have to take into consideration just exactly how much you want to spend in order to satisfy your needs. ;)

Personally, I think making the jump from a 7 series to a 9 series is pretty big. But what do I know. Hell, I made the jump from a modest 6 series to a modest 9 series, hehe. :D

Slammin
04-05-08, 12:14 AM
WAIT WAIT WAIT.....


Waiting is for wimps!!

shilk
04-05-08, 12:38 AM
I may be a wimp for waiting, but not all of us have money to burn when we have mouths to feed and mortgages to pay. :D Priorities man, priorities!

Grechie
04-05-08, 04:16 AM
havent posted in awhile, being my pc sucked @$$ and i was doing up my car...

But now i got a eVGA 9800GTX today and so did my mate, (live in australia) for $480, and boi this is a beasty card.

My mate compared it to his 8800GTS that was OC'd past GTX speeds, and this thing stock in 3Dmark06 was 2k more stock, no OC (11.2k vs 13.2k), he then began to OC the card a tiny bit, and cracked 14k, he has a Core 2 Duo E6850 + PK5 premium + Vista, i think this thing has more potential...

grey_1
04-05-08, 05:41 AM
havent posted in awhile, being my pc sucked @$$ and i was doing up my car...

But now i got a eVGA 9800GTX today and so did my mate, (live in australia) for $480, and boi this is a beasty card.

My mate compared it to his 8800GTS that was OC'd past GTX speeds, and this thing stock in 3Dmark06 was 2k more stock, no OC (11.2k vs 13.2k), he then began to OC the card a tiny bit, and cracked 14k, he has a Core 2 Duo E6850 + PK5 premium + Vista, i think this thing has more potential...
This really sets my mind at ease. EVGA gave me an even swap for my 8800640, so only S&H out of pocket for me. Now I'm really looking forward to getting this. :D

4Aces
04-06-08, 11:05 AM
compare the 8800gts 512's see how much less they cost for you than the 8900GT :) You might save $100 or so going for the 8800gts when most benches run show it only 1-2 fps behind the 8900GT, is that much cash worth that little improvement?

K007
04-06-08, 04:56 PM
compare the 8800gts 512's see how much less they cost for you than the 8900GT :) You might save $100 or so going for the 8800gts when most benches run show it only 1-2 fps behind the 8900GT, is that much cash worth that little improvement?

Stock 8900Gts have pathetic coolers. Extra cooler will have to considered into the cost of the final purchase. The 9800GTX on the other hand has a excellent cooler, also the power connectors are on the side...which is dam nice..not sure if the 8900 also share the same bonus -.-

It is strange but all the review sites i think i have seen so far compare the 9800gtx/8800gtx&ultra/9800gx2, 8800gts512 and the 9600gt...but not the 8800gt -.-

Blacklash
04-07-08, 10:37 AM
Make yourself happy. If you want it, go for it.

Just make sure you buy from someone that allows you to return it in case you are disappointed.

killahsin
04-07-08, 03:34 PM
just oredered me one alogn with a e8400 and 4 gigs of ram and a 680i sli mobo