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Which sub-£250 card is best?
GeForce 8800 GTX 768mb 1800MHz
0 votes
GeForce 8800 GTX OC2 768mb 2000MHz
1 votes
GeForce 9800 GTX Superclocked 512MB 2260MHz
1 votes

Best GFX card under £250 - 8800 GTX 768 or 9800 GTX 512?
show user profile  Skyraider3D
Hi folks!

I'm looking to get the best gfx card for under £250. I have found the following options:

GeForce 8800 GTX 768mb 1800MHz http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-051-OK&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=877

GeForce 8800 GTX OC2 768mb 2000MHz http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-042-BG&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=877

GeForce 9800 GTX Superclocked 512MB 2260MHz http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-053-EA&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1009

Which one would be the best? (MAX first, gaming second)

One thing I really dislike is fan noise and I've heard the 9800s are rather noisy. But I doubt the overclocked 8800 will be much quieter.

Any advice would be very much appreciate! :)

Thanks!

Ronnie


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4/8/2008 6:33:45 AM (last edit: 4/8/2008 6:36:08 AM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=474&card2=559

Did you read the thread from earlier?


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4/8/2008 6:37:07 AM (last edit: 4/8/2008 6:37:07 AM)
show user profile  Skyraider3D
Cheers mate. Yup, I did see some of the earlier posts but still found them a little inconclusive. I guess the difference is so small, it hardly matters.

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4/8/2008 9:40:30 AM (last edit: 4/8/2008 9:40:30 AM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
Yeah, i didnt read about them till now, looks like swings and roundabouts to me too!


My Turbosquid Area

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4/8/2008 11:27:18 AM (last edit: 4/8/2008 11:27:18 AM)
show user profile  Skyraider3D
I went for the 8800 GTX OC2 in the end, as I feel the lower memory of the 9800 might bite me in the @$$ at some point. In the past I've bought lower memory cards as they were claimed to be faster, but I always regretted it.
Plus it saved me £30 for which I got Crysis. I gotto test it, right? :)

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4/9/2008 5:15:37 AM (last edit: 4/9/2008 5:15:37 AM)
show user profile  Dave
Nicey nicey, I just picked myself up an 8800 GT 512mb for £115, pretty chuffed with that! Overclockers.co.uk do some decent deals from time to time. Bagged myself a new 22" monitor too.

*waves goodbye to money*

"I flew over Egypt once"

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4/9/2008 9:32:59 PM (last edit: 4/9/2008 9:32:59 PM)
show user profile  3Ddeath
crysis? what happened to max first, games second?

good game thou, good video card too.

BTW, wtf is superclocked? is that just a stupid word to get people to buy the card or is there a certin amount of overclocking that makes it super?


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4/9/2008 11:51:23 PM (last edit: 4/9/2008 11:52:13 PM)
show user profile  tuna
EVGA call factory overclocked cards "superclocked" as branding, as it sounds better than "9800GTX with slightly overclocked factory settings".
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4/10/2008 1:00:21 AM (last edit: 4/10/2008 1:00:21 AM)
show user profile  Sedarati
The 9800gtx and 8800gtx are pretty much the same, so upgrading to a 9800gtx if you already have a decent card is stupid but if your moving up to a much powerfuller card your best with the 9800gtx cause it consumes less power and is more efficient technology. Also can be rigged in tri sli the 8800gtx can only be rigged in dual sli. The 8800gtx can be better worth big monitors due to its 768 memory but if you have a monitor 22inches plus you should be looking at the 9800GX2.

cheers





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4/10/2008 1:45:33 AM (last edit: 4/10/2008 1:45:33 AM)
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