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8800gtx vs. 8800gt

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  1. panchoman

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    which one to buy and why please. will probably throw a small aftermarket cooler on it and can do an average casual oc.
     
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    8800GT....simple....why? at the resolutions your going to be using on that 15inch monitor the 8800GT is probably actually quicker, it's less than half the price, consumes half the power, can be bought with some pretty good aftermarket cooling solutions on it, I wont go on but you get the idea? :D

    Guessing you game at 1024 on that monitor it would be a waste of money IMO buying anything better than a GT in anycase.
     
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    im not buying.. helping friend with research on his rig. i think hes got a 17' monitor btw.
     
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    A 17' monitor!!?!?!?!!? :eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
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    17inch....same answer, the GTX only really pulls ahead at resolutions above 16xx, it does beat the GT in several things, but the GT does the same in others, predominantly though at lower res, the GT wins more, your friend should really be asking......8800GT or 8800GTS, if he has GTX money and the PSU to support it, he would be better off with the much cheaper G92 GTS that beats the GTX in almost everything at the resolutions we are talking about.

    Dont get me wrong, the GTX is an excellent card, just not a good buy today IMO for lower res.
     
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    The GT. It is ideal for producing images that max up to about 1280. And it will prolly due what you want it to, just like the GTX.
     
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    Definately the 8800gt, it will beat an 8800gtx when overclocked, it consumes a lot less power, costs about 1/2 the price... I could go on but it's 11:50pm lolz

    It's a no-brainer
     
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    8800gt
     
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    On a 17" monitor I'd go 9600.
     
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    he said a 17' monitor :slap:'

    lol
     
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    +1 on that. If he does get the 8800gt tell him to get the 256mb version, that should handle it.
     
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    Neither, but between those 2. 8800GT.
     
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    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    9600GT or 8800GT will both be a solid choice and value for money, you cant go wrong, the 8800GTX still kicks ass and is beefy as sin, but useless and a waste of money when at low res the other 2 cards will do the same.
     
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    That is what I was explaining pancho...even an 06 run at stock res....1280X1024 the GT is a faster card to have.
     
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    whats the diff between the 9600gt and the 8800gt
     
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    EDIT a trip to the egg shows that I am wrong the XFX9600GT is a 256bit card.

    Both cards in comparison are of the XFX flavor! (kept it in one family)

    GPU GeForce 8800GT
    Core clock 600MHz
    Stream Processors 112
    Memory
    Memory Clock 1800MHz
    Memory Size 512MB
    Memory Interface 256-bit
    Memory Type GDDR3
    3D API
    DirectX DirectX 10
    OpenGL OpenGL 2.0
    Ports
    DVI 2
    TV-Out HDTV Out
    VIVO No
    General
    Tuner None
    RAMDAC 400 MHz
    Max Resolution 2560 x 1600


    GPU GeForce 9600GT
    Core clock 680MHz
    Stream Processors 64
    Memory
    Memory Clock 1900MHz
    Memory Size 512MB
    Memory Interface 256-bit
    Memory Type GDDR3
    3D API
    DirectX DirectX 10
    OpenGL OpenGL 2.0
    Ports
    DVI 2
    TV-Out HDTV / S-Video Out
    VIVO No
     
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    so 8800 is still a better buy huh?
     
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    I would have to say bang for the buck...88GT

    Now its just a matter of what flavor....seems Palit is the cheapest now...until the 4th I guess there is a sale...need to look in the Palit thread. PM Coldstorm he will most likely have that info!
     
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    alright sweet. thanks man
     
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    Get the p690 16x Matrox milinium its the same price of the 8800gt with the speed of the 8400 gs and it only has 128 megs of ram. I don't know why no one buys matrox anymore:rolleyes:
     
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    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    actually for the price i would say the 9600GT is technically the better buy, however i would go with a 8800GT 512, as i am certain the extra 48 shaders will come in handy. and the price/performance ratio is still insanely good.
     
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    8800GT and 9600GT are both great for a 17", I would just stay far away from any of the older 8800GT's with the single slot heatsink that covers the hold thing. That baby gets hot as hell on load. I have an older EVGA 8800GT & it burns @ 97C on 100% load. I also have a newer XFX 8800GT with the smaller heatsink that seated right on the gpu & it doesn't go higher than 73C on 100% load.

    I was pretty darn apprehensive about the XFX 9600GT because it basically has the same heatsink as the older 8800GT but it doesn't get any higher than 76C on 100% load which is great for a single slot in my book.
     
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    actually the really bad single slot cooler that covers the whole card is not used by XFX, they now use a bigger fan (15 blades as oppose to 13) and a bigger fan inlet hole, but the rest of the cooler is the same.

    that is the cooler that came on my XFX 8800GT more than 3 months ago, and under 100% load in a hot aussie summer it never eclipsed 70 degrees with 100% fan.

    so im not sure which 8800GT's use the single slot reference cooler anymore, but if you get an XFX one it wont be an issue.
     
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    I can help with Palit :D
     
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    No the 256MB 8800GT really sucks and nobody should buy it.I would much rather have an 8800GTS 320MB,8800GS or HD 3850 512MB over that.
     

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