9800GT - Price/Performance vs 8800GT?

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qmalik

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So I bought a evga 8800GT, 3 months back...step-up has expired (though I realized I could of just registered my card much later than when I bought it - giving me more time to step-up whenever I wanted). Anyways, it seems that the 9800GT will be replacing the 8800GT. Any ideas on price and what kinda of performance we can expect? Any guesses?

Now, if the price is $400+ for the 9800GT...than I am happy...cause in no way would I ever spend that much money for a graphic card. $300 is my limit, and I got my 8800GT for $250. Now a days the 8800GT is $200...so even if I was planning on buying a new card in 2-3 months, I think I would buy the 8800GT....that is if the price of the 9800GT is really that high. If the price is ~$300, I am going to go QQ in the corner of my room... =/

Basically, if you had $300 to spend on a video card in May 08'...would you STILL buy a 8800GT/GTS? Or is there a card coming out near that price range that can perform better than the 8800GT/GTS.

The 9800GT seems to be the cheapest of the high-end graphic cards coming out and that is why I take so much interest in it, because I believe it might be the next best "bang for buck" video card. Currently, the 8800GT > 9600GT on most benchmarks...I am currently still very happy with my 8800GT, since at first, I was expecting the 9600GT to blow my 8800GT away (I hate this number game). I just want to know what ~$300 can buy in May and if the 8800GT will still be the best bang for buck.

And yes I know...no one knows the real price/performance of the 9800GT...But an educated guess would be nice.
 

LukeBird

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I doubt the 9800 will be worth the extra £/$ over your 8800GT.
When the 9800 does come out, it'll probably be a better buy (if you have an SLi board) to stick one of those in and wait for something considerably faster!
That's what I would do anyway :)
 

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I doubt it to... Also I havent stepped up my card yet but I believe you have to send them your invoice that comfirms your purchase date when you send in your video card. I could be wrong though...
 

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Yes, your 90 days are from the purchase date, not from the date you registered.
 

LukeBird

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Initially, mark-up will probably take it beyond 8800GT prices (for the people that buy components by number size, i.e. it's a 9 series, so must be better than 8) and I reckon subject to supply they will quite rapidly drop back down to below the 8800GT.
 

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Its a poor investment. Going from one DX10.0 card to another is silly. If you had a 8400 or something then I could see out of desperation but even then ATI is the clear choice for performance per $ combined with future proofing as DX10.1(Nvidia is stuck at 10.0 as its hardware is not compatable with any future dx updates) is the answer to bad performance we are all being stuck with.
 

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I am just quoting this because I don't think jerseygamer's point has been put across enough times in this forum. Spread the word!

[:labbai:2]
 

mtyermom

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Don't encourage him...
 

andrei3333

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what about going from a XFX 7800GT overclocked brand new build with e8400 using a 17" monitor for now tho

should i get the 9 series or wait tyll the end of the year for the latest and greatest ?

the games right now look great wit hexcellent wuality...i was looking to get a larger monitor so thats why i am asking
 

andrei3333

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thats what i am using right now its pci-e its ok for now i am playing everything high settings at 1280 but keep adjusting AA/AF and other settings to get better and smoother performance

but today i am satisfied with it, its not choppy that i cant enjoy ut3 cod4 or gow.. all those games are amazing at this resolution
 

teh_boxzor

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hmm back to the nvidia only uses dx10 and not 10.1. does that mean when the 4xaa is implemented the radeons won't take a performance hit and that the geforce's will?
 

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I'm going to upgrade from my 9800 to the 9800GT. About time if I may say so myself. I know most will say it's a waste of cash, but the two extra letters gave me some wild goosebumps. I can then walk on the street with my chin up and smack talk... "Yo peeps, I gots a nu card! It's a 9800 like my old card, but it's now a GT. YO!".
 
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