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Digital_Trans
04-23-08, 12:20 AM
Why are you spending money on 9800 SLI when 8800 Ultra SLI is about just as good in some cases. And with 9900's along the way and the talked about GT200 on the way..why would you even want to step up to a 9800 series card. No, debate as I would like to know why?

CaptNKILL
04-23-08, 12:34 AM
I too have no idea why anyone would go from a 768Mb card to a 512Mb card with less memory bandwidth. I'm hoping that no one here has done that. It makes no sense. :p

ChaoticNick
04-23-08, 01:06 AM
9800 is a higher number than 8800.

Vanzagar
04-23-08, 01:24 AM
I too am waiting for the GT200, but playing the devils advocate I would have to say the 9800 runs cooler, is quieter and takes less power, so from a fresh build I think I would rather take the 9800's, now if your talking about trading the 8800's in then yeah it makes less sense...

rh

methimpikehoses
04-23-08, 01:30 AM
I too have no idea why anyone would go from a 768Mb card to a 512Mb card with less memory bandwidth. I'm hoping that no one here has done that. It makes no sense. :p

:bleh:

David power
04-23-08, 02:07 AM
I'm building a new mechine so I deciede to go with the 9800 series becuase it is a bigger number and the box looked very cool. hanhhhh. I went for the GX2 because its one single card that plays COD4 well. thats all i care about in life so I might as well get a card that plays it well. my card was 450 euro. thats good for a GX2 = XFX 9800GX2 XT

Stoneyguy
04-23-08, 06:34 AM
If your talking about upgrading from a 8800 Ultra to a 9800, then I agree with you that it's not a wise move. That is unless you can make money off the deal.

If I were building a new system however, I would easily go with the 9800 series. It cost a whole lot less, it uses less power, it's quieter, and unless you've got something larger then a 24" monitor you'll never notice the drop in memory.

An 8800 GTS 512 would also make a good choice in this situation as it's basicly the same card as the 9800 GTX and even cheaper to come by.

nekrosoft13
04-23-08, 07:38 AM
Why are you spending money on 9800 SLI when 8800 Ultra SLI is about just as good in some cases. And with 9900's along the way and the talked about GT200 on the way..why would you even want to step up to a 9800 series card. No, debate as I would like to know why?

how many threads about 9800 series have you made already, just buy the cards, it looks like you really want them

Vasot02
04-23-08, 07:50 AM
Why are you spending money on 9800 SLI when 8800 Ultra SLI is about just as good in some cases. And with 9900's along the way and the talked about GT200 on the way..why would you even want to step up to a 9800 series card. No, debate as I would like to know why?

It is all about Nvidia marketing
and
rich hardcore geeks wanting to have the latest for their PC for show-off

Digital_Trans
04-23-08, 11:34 AM
Yeah, all alone in a room with no windows and no girls with only a 9800 in their hand. :captnkill:

jcossin
04-23-08, 01:32 PM
If you are talking about a 9800GX2 upgrade for a 8800GTX owner on an Intel mobo, then I think it makes sense. That's what I did and my performance is way up in the games I am playing and much smoother gameplay.

As far as moving from an 8800 GTX to a 9800 GTX, I would hope no sane person would do that...

methimpikehoses
04-23-08, 01:40 PM
9800SLI is much cheaper than 8800Ultra SLI.

nekrosoft13
04-23-08, 01:40 PM
i'm still thinking about getting 9800GX2, a single 9800GX2 should be cooler then dual 8800GTX.

so either buy second 8800GTX and raise case temps quite a bit, or sell 8800gtx and get 9800GX2

methimpikehoses
04-23-08, 01:43 PM
I'm thinking about the 9800GX2 as well... hopefully the price drops a bit more soon.

Fieryphoenix
04-23-08, 02:06 PM
I got my eVGA 8800GTX for $470 at the end of January, in expectation of the 9800 cards coming out within the step up period. I had planned to go GTX, but that would have meant spending 500 bucks on a 350 dollar card. Getting a second 8800GTX would have been around $280 at the cheapest, while going for the GX2 was only $150. I'm glad I did, I notice differences between the two... better image quality from the GX2. Partly from the driver, no doubt, but it's still there.

Kemo
04-23-08, 03:10 PM
Yeah, all alone in a room with no windows and no girls with only a 9800 in their hand. :captnkill:

i have an 8800GTX in a basement with no windows and no girls. i need windows so i could sneak girls in at night and show them crysis.