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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by trt740, May 23, 2008.

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which card bang for the buck, dollar for dollar ,would you buy.

  1. DIAMOND Viper 3870PE4512SB Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4

    7 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. ASUS EAH3870/G/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0

    5 vote(s)
    11.9%
  3. EVGA 512-P3-N807-AR GeForce 8800GT AKIMBO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0

    12 vote(s)
    28.6%
  4. ECS N8800GTS-512MX GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0

    18 vote(s)
    42.9%
  1. trt740

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    my 9800 gtx sold to pay for that crap card. I need a new card.

    let me know which one you like and remember the 8800gt in this poll is not a regular 8800gt it has 3 phase power and a special cooler. Once again which one would you buy bang for the buck.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814134037
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130347
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103050
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121217
     
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    I would totally go for the 8800gts. Its one beast of a card.
     
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    Im not much of an extreme overclocker on video cards. Just hit the highest I can on stock volts. You are right tho the memory is kinda slow but the extra ram might come in handy in the future cause I dont upgrade cards very often.
     
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    now this card has the look of a normal 8800gt

    but has a special designed evga cooler, 3 phase power, 1 gb of ram that overclocks like crazy/
    it does 775 core/1900 shaders/2000 ram but for this price you can almost buy a 9800gtx. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130351 it performs similar to a 9800gtx but since my 9800gtx sale I'm out of money and have to down grade a bit.
     
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    I would go with a GTS, i dont know how well ECS is but i hear they make 10x the Gfx card than they do motherboards. If this is true then it should be fine. I just looked, to see that the GT is AKIMBO pwnage and doesnt just have the single slot cooler. If this is the case then i would go with whichever one is cheaper if you are on a budget.
     
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    After simply looking at the makers of the 8800's from what I've read EVGA is the company to go with for NVidia, looking at the ATI cards, go for the ASUS, that stock cooler isn't too good and with the fan maxed its really loud (can hear the fan over a 50dBA case fan I have) and it doesn't really perform all that well (even when using MX-2 instead of the normal thermal stuff it comes with). Looking at the two cards remaining, on paper the ASUS has better speeds and better ram (DDR4 vs DDR3) and more stream processors, but I know the two cards compare closely in benchmarks I believe. Considering you are on an Intel chipset, if you do want to go multiple cards as is you would have to do the ATI card, that is until the modded forceware drivers are all good. So in other words get which ever you like more, I'm sure all will do you fine. Maybe I should have typed that first. :p

    Edit: I need tranquilizers for my fingers.
     
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    The palit has 3 phase and the cooler on the 512mb version is the same one on my 1gb version and its surprisingly good.
     
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    I owned the first pailt and it is junk and the second card you posted uses different ram. Three phase power is useless when you have crap ram. The evga card has much better ram that will do ddr2 2000.
     
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    I like Asus but that 3850x2 pissed me off a bit way to make a great card ,great heatsink and put crap fans that have the worst fan engine noise ever. That card had serious potential for coolness. Asus dropped the ball on that one. Heck it even had leds on the back of the card that matched my ROG motherboard.
     
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    lol then get of the 1st card
     
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    Take the GTS....it may be a bit more expensive than the 3870s and even the GT, but damn what a card the new G92 GTS is and Crysis will love you forever if you buy it :)
     
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    humm no one likes the 8800gt it a bad mother will match the 8800gts because it will overclock alot higher. Well I'm gonna go with whatever the poll finishes out with. Of the 3870's the Viper has the best ram humm...
     
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    I do.;) GT's and GTS's are all the same to me. I really like eVGA and I especially like the cooler.:)
     
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    It looks like a ref 8800gts cooler on a 8800gt but it's not it is alot heavier and the card has beefed up ram plus a special bios and power system. Yet a 8800gts is a 8800gts for 169.00. You can actually buy the cooler for any 8800gt http://www.evga.com/products/pdf/202-F2-EV03-A1.pdf
     
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    Isnt the GTS just an overclocked GT?
     
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    no it has like 16 more shaders
     
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    Well out of those the gts seems like a no-brainer, being that is is definately the most powerful of the four. So unless your just going for something different, or a cf plan, gts hands down (thats a sick deal with that $50 mir).

    Just curious, what was so bad about the 3850x2.
     
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    repeated from post 16

    like Asus but that 3850x2 pissed me off a bit way to make a great card ,great heatsink and put crap fans that have the worst fan engine noise ever. That card had serious potential for coolness. Asus dropped the ball on that one. Heck it even had leds on the back of the card that matched my ROG motherboard. When I say bad egine noise it reminded me of a kid lightly scratching his nails on a chaulk board.
     

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