geforce 9800 or 8800?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by mysterio123, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. mysterio123

    mysterio123 Advanced Member

    Feb 3, 2008
    which 1 should i buy?
    GeForce 8800 GTX or GeForce 9800 GT
  2. TaMs

    TaMs Randomizer

    Nov 15, 2006
    isn't 9800 almost same as 8800?
  3. The Teej

    The Teej Also known as The Tjalian

    Former Staff
    Jun 27, 2004
    Unless you're anal about power consumption, go with the 8800 Ultra. It's cheaper and does the job just as well on almost every game. Of course, if you're looking for super high end, you're better off getting the Geforce GTX 280. That's the best card on the market right now.
  4. Urza

    Urza hi

    Jul 18, 2007
    United States
    That would be the 9800GT and 8800GT.
  5. penguinwarfare

    penguinwarfare Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    United States
    If you're getting the 8800GTX its almost better than the 280 right now. 3 GTX 280s in SLI at NVISION overclocking only beat the 3dmark record by barely 900 poitns. If price isn't that big a deal, you can get some 8800GTs or the older GTXs for a couple hundred dollars.

    If you overclock your cards at all, you can get a lot more milage from them that way. The 9800s are cheaper and solid as well, but I haven't used them so I won't pretend to know for certain.

    Just check price points and benchmarks on comparable system specs to your machine and see if one edges the other out.
  6. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    the best card on the market is the 4870X2

    the problem with nVidia right now is they have horrible bang for buck ratio which ATI is delivering for half the price on most of the cards like 4850 and 4870
  7. seedvt

    seedvt GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 19, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    Go for a 8800GT or 9800GT.

    Only difference between these cards is the die shrink on the 9800GT, which slightly helps power consumption and temperatures.
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