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Old October 22, 2009, 06:35 PM
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Agreed, only if you don't have a budget. He mentionned a budget of 130$, hence my reply. You'll never find dual GTXs for 130$.
He specifically asked about spending more to purchase a pair of 9800s:
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or spend a little more and get two 9800??
Although I did assume that he was talking about 9800GTX or 9800GTX+ cards. I just realized that he may have been referring to 9800GT cards, in which case there would be absolutely no benefit compared to 8800GTs since they are basically the same thing.
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Old October 22, 2009, 06:41 PM
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Keep in mind a 9800GTX is basically the same thing as an 8800GTS (512mb, G92 OFC).
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what zero said.

a single gtx 260 core216 55NM, if you got hook you can easily add a second gtx 260 and easily stay ahead of everyone
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Keep in mind a 9800GTX is basically the same thing as an 8800GTS (512mb, G92 OFC).
The 9800GTX can run at much higher speeds though, especially the + models. It's a good 1000PPD or so difference.
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Old October 22, 2009, 06:59 PM
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what zero said.

a single gtx 260 core216 55NM, if you got hook you can easily add a second gtx 260 and easily stay ahead of everyone

That's my plan for this winter is to slap another GTX260 into and fly away with more ppd
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260 it is! Now I just need to find one

Thanks guys for the input
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Old October 22, 2009, 07:17 PM
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The 9800GTX can run at much higher speeds though, especially the + models. It's a good 1000PPD or so difference.
I don't want to argue or anything, but what OC numbers are you looking at? From what I remember the 55nm shrink didn't help OC'ing much (might be confusing it with the 260, that would be more likely) and the 8800GTS wasn't exactly a slacker either.
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If I remember correctly people were seeing about 100-200MHz higher on the shaders with 9800GTX+ cards compared to 8800GTSes. It's been a while since those cards have been popular though, so my memory might be a bit fuzzy.
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n00b here too. All I can add is that I have three of EVGA's GTX260/216 SC models with shaders overclocked to 1500. All other settings at stock.
F@HMon set for all frame average shows consistent 7000 PPD averages give or take maybe 2k, with most variations on the high side. Some WAY higher.
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If I remember correctly people were seeing about 100-200MHz higher on the shaders with 9800GTX+ cards compared to 8800GTSes. It's been a while since those cards have been popular though, so my memory might be a bit fuzzy.
Shaders can easily go into the 1900's... compare that to whatever the GTS is clocked at
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