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Old July 30, 2008, 12:40 AM
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Default Rebadge at its best 8800GT to 9800GT

I guess the only most notable change if any can confirm is whether or not the 9800GT has a had die shrink to 55nm and of course the usual mismash of features that most will never experience or use. Correct me if I am wrong but somewhere along the line didn't I hear that the 8800GT would support CUDA in ver. 1.1

I guess I thought the 9800GT would incorporate better performance well prepared to be dissappointed. Sadly it appears that EVGA has gone to great lengths to rebage 8800GT Akimbo to the 9800GT Akimbo with nothing more than a sticker. As far as performance is concerned it is infact nothing more then a stocked clocked 8800GT with an Akimbo cooler, whats next? A superclocked 9800GT with 720/2000 clocks much like the 8800GT Akimbo I have now, but wait they wouldn't wnt do that because than it would almost be as fast as the more expensive 9800GTX+.

9800GT and all its latest features

Full DX10 support Full Direct X 10 and Shader Model 4.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.
Unified Shader Architecture - Combines vertex, pixel and geometry shaders for an overall more efficient architecture.
Second Generation Purevideo HD - High-definition video decoder and post-processor delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video and accurate color for movies and video.
NVIDIA SLI Technology - Delivers up to 2x the performance of a single GPU configuration for unequaled gaming experiences by allowing two graphics cards to run in parallel.
128-bit HDR with FSAA - Realistic High Dynamic Range lighting, now with support for anti-aliasing!
NVIDIA® CUDA™ - Uses the GPU to quickly process CUDA™ based applications taking your graphics card beyond gaming.
NVIDIA® PhysX - GeForce GPU support for NVIDIA® PhysX technology, enabling a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience with GeForce.

View here EVGA | Products

Sadly I wish nVidia and the rest of its partners just skipped this one all together and please correct me in any areas where I might be wrong about this one.
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Old July 30, 2008, 05:03 AM
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I have no experience with either card. I'm a very satisfied 8800 GTS 512 owner (1440x900). When the 9800 series came out oh so long ago alot of people were asking things like; "I have an 8800GT, is it worth it to upgrade now?". Invariably the answer was no wait for next round.

People with older cards could find value in the 9800 series but 8800 owners are probably better going to the 260 or 280GTX (or the 4870/ 4870x2).
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