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    weewoot New Member

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    Is the nvidia GeForce 9600 GSO (768mb) or XFX GeForce 8800gt(512mb) better for gaming?
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    the 9600 should be better for a basic gamer. It has more graphics memory and from what i remember it should have faster core clock speeds. You should do your research and look into the nitty gritty of the cards. Thinks like clock speeds and pixel pipelines are things you wanna look into if you plan on some heavy duty gaming.
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    weewoot New Member

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    I did some research, the 9600 is only slightly slower with clock speeds, so if i need more performance i could overclock it a little.

    also, with the 9600, 4 gigs crosshair ram, and a 2.8ghz proccesor would i be able to run farcry2 and crysis warhead? i think i could but not sure yet.
  4. neither, get the 9800
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    Or better yet, the Radeon 4850.
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    The 9600 should be able to run those games. Maybe not at full settings, but it should be able to run. In fact, I just got the 9600 GSO 768 MB, and I really am enjoying it. Then again, I upgraded from integrated graphics, so it's not even a comparison.
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    The 9600 is much better than the standard XFX 8800. If you want to get an 8 series, your best bet is the 8800 superclocked. It delivers twice the performance of a single 9600. But if your PSU can't handle it, the 9600 is your best bet considering the advances that were made from the 8 series to the 9 series.
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    I'm sorry...a standard XFX 8800 GTX is ..worse than a 9600 something? the 9800 GTX barely outperforms the 8800GTX...
    And I seriously doubt that a 8800GTX at any clock could deliver 2x the performance...it just doesnt work that way.

    I'm usually more of an nVidia person, but right now the ATI/AMD 4850/4870 kicks anything slower than a GTX 280 in the balls.
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    Actually, two Gforce 260's in SLi will perform better than a single 4870X2. It also requires less wattage than the 4870x2. The 4870X2 will only perform better on a Television set at an extreme res, not on your standard 22" LCD.

    So,

    Nvidia > ATi

    Intel > AMD
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    1) I doubt that, SLI sucks...are you using Crysis benchmarks as a reference? There are other games you know. Particularly some that are not sponsored (read: biased) towards ATI or nVidia...
    2) When you already have a PSU capable of ~500 only for the GFX, it doesnt really matter if its 400, 420 or 450...

    So,

    AA > no AA
    24" > 22"
    1920x1200 > 1680x1050
    ATI > nVidia

    ..and yes, Intel > AMD but what's that got to do with this?

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