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SIGGY
05-31-08, 05:15 AM
Im having a toss weather i should buy a 9800gtx i currently have an 8800 gts 640mb overclocked to gtx bench scores i understand there is a new nvidia card coming out next month but i think it will be out of my price range of $ 400 what do you guys think..

spajdr
05-31-08, 05:31 AM
Why not, or if you can find it, buy a Geforce 8800GTX :)

SIGGY
05-31-08, 05:42 AM
Why not, or if you can find it, buy a Geforce 8800GTX :)

Why would i do that i already have 1 pretty much

XDanger
05-31-08, 06:58 AM
9800gtx is for sli otherwise don't bother.

Wait for the GTX260 or whatever its called.

simmonmsi
05-31-08, 09:58 AM
Wow, so much misinformation in this thread that I do not even know where to begin. lol. First of all xdanger why are you saying that the 9800GTX is for sli only? its a single card and works great as a single card.

Second of all to Siggy the 8800GTX is actually just as fast and in some cases faster than a 9800GTX when the resolution is really turned up along with AA and AF, this is due to the bigger 384bit bus in the 8800GTX vs the 256bit bus in the 9800GTX and also the fact that the 8800GTX has more Vram.

Your overclocked 8800GTS might be able to compete with a stock clocked 8800GTX in benchmarks but when it comes to actual game performance make no mistake that the 8800GTX is still a good bit faster than your GTS and it can also be overclocked making it that much faster. The shaders in the 8800GTX are 128 compared to the 96 that your GTS has.

If I were you I would hold off until the new cards hit....we still do not know how much they will really cost when they are released and even if you cannot afford one just think how much cheaper that 9800GTX or 8800GTX will be at that time instead of right now.

XDanger
05-31-08, 10:50 AM
Works great as a single card but not much better than a 512mb gts which is much cheaper so no point upgrading ,best to wait

Or buy one and step up

simmonmsi
05-31-08, 10:57 AM
Works great as a single card but not much better than a 512mb gts which is much cheaper so no point upgrading ,best to wait

Or buy one and step up


Yeah thats true, I have an overclocked 8800GT myself and it does the job just fine.

k0py
05-31-08, 04:23 PM
Works great as a single card but not much better than a 512mb gts which is much cheaper so no point upgrading ,best to wait

Or buy one and step up
The guy doesn't have a 512mb gts. He has a 640mb. I made the move from 8800gts640 OC2 to a 8800gts512. It was a pretty noticeable difference. I now however, have a 9800gtx which really is no faster than the 8800gts512mb. I say grab a 8800gts512 for next to nothing. The 9800gtx is not worth the difference. Unless you plan on running tri-sli.

Dazz
05-31-08, 05:51 PM
Since my 8800GTX died and got the replcement 9800GTX i must say i miss my 8800 more i miss the extra memory thinking of selling this off only had it two days but it's just not as good :( overclocks great have got it running at 775/2400MHz

grey_1
05-31-08, 06:24 PM
Im having a toss weather i should buy a 9800gtx i currently have an 8800 gts 640mb overclocked to gtx bench scores i understand there is a new nvidia card coming out next month but i think it will be out of my price range of $ 400 what do you guys think..
I went from an SSC version evga 640 to a 9800GTX and the differences are very noticable at 1680x1050. The GTX clock per dollar is an excellent value, in spite of what's said about them.

That said, with new cards being released very, very soon, wait just a few more weeks and see what's on the market.

Unless someone is selling you a card for absolute rock bottom dollar..there's no good reason to upgrade right now. In 3 weeks, yes.

SIGGY
05-31-08, 10:15 PM
I went from an SSC version evga 640 to a 9800GTX and the differences are very noticable at 1680x1050. The GTX clock per dollar is an excellent value, in spite of what's said about them.

That said, with new cards being released very, very soon, wait just a few more weeks and see what's on the market.

Unless someone is selling you a card for absolute rock bottom dollar..there's no good reason to upgrade right now. In 3 weeks, yes.

Yep thanks guys im going to wait untill the new cards both from ati and nvidia .. hopefully there not too pricey ? is there any idea on the prices ?

simmonmsi
05-31-08, 10:19 PM
Yep thanks guys im going to wait untill the new cards both from ati and nvidia .. hopefully there not too pricey ? is there any idea on the prices ?


I think ATI's new cards are supposed to be really competitive price wise $300-$400 range while nvidia will probably cost a bit more.

SIGGY
06-01-08, 12:58 AM
Okay well my next card will probly be ATI !!! :P

john19055
06-04-08, 12:36 PM
Since you have a 8800GTS 640mb that will run most ever game at resonable framerates when overclock ,I would just wait a month or when every the new ATI and the new nvidia cards come out and get one of them.

nrdstrm
06-04-08, 01:33 PM
GTX 260 is rumored to retail for $450 (close to your price range)...