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Old 23-03-08, 06:44 PM
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8800 GTX or overclocked GT?

I've got four 8800's - two GTX's, two gt's.

I'm going to sell three and keep one for my new rig.

One of the GT's has a nice factory overclock (660mhz and 1900mhz memory) and a zalman cooler - I like the idea of a quiet pc (after my existing hoover).

Which would you keep - a GTX or the zalman cooled oc GT?

http://www.cpu3d.com/index.php?optio...mid=53&limit=1

Is a GTX fairly quiet and how does it compare with an overclocked GT?

I also have two sli mobo's - asus p5n32-e sli - so I could run two GTX's in sli.

Or I could sell the spare GTX and use the proceeds to buy something useful - like a cpu - and base the build on a P35 board (I've also got an MSI p35 platinum).

My feeling is to go with a GTX on the p35 board and sell the rest.

What do people think?

And any ideas on how I can test the kit while I haven't got a working build to test it on?

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Old 23-03-08, 08:34 PM
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I'd keep a GTX.

But, it depends really - what resolution do you game at?

There's not a huge amount of performance difference at lower resolutions/lower AA levels, but there can be a massive performance difference at higher resolutions/higher AA.

Here's an example:

We did a 3D Graphics test using "rthdribl" on a 26" Samsung Panel (1920x1200) with x16AA.

We ran the following rig with a 8800GTX and then an 8800GT:

Q6600 Overclocked at 3.4Ghz

2GB Crucial DDR2 PC8500 RAM

Abit IP35 Pro Motherboard

500GB WD SATA

rthdribl Skull Demo

Average FPS 8800GT: 5FPS

Average FPS 8800GTX: 35FPS

Big difference between the two. The GTX is still the daddy (barring the new GX2s) and although you're unlikely to game with such high levels of AA, I'd still recommend keeping your GTX.

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Originally Posted by name='firefly'

My feeling is to go with a GTX on the p35 board and sell the rest.
I'd agree with this.
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Old 23-03-08, 08:42 PM
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Thanks. I'll be gaming at 1600 x 1200 at least - I've got a mitsubishi dpro 2070 and it can go up to fairly high resolutions (well above what you tested at - tho' I doubt much aa would be needed then)
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Old 23-03-08, 08:44 PM
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At those resolutions, stick with the GTX.

I'd probably recommend people to buy a GT if they were looking at a new card on a budget since it offers a great value for money/performance combination.

However if it's a flip up between the two that you already have then stay with the GTX.
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Old 23-03-08, 08:49 PM
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Thanks.

I'll have a look at your site as I need some stuff.
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Old 23-03-08, 11:27 PM
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In fairness if you look at the reviews we've got graphs detailing performance on all of the latest 8 series cards....
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Old 23-03-08, 11:53 PM
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Thanks Kempez, and I've been looking through them.

It would be nice if there were some simple comparison graphs separate from the reviews. (Of course, I realise that graphs don't tell the whole story).

Anyway, which would you keep, seeing as you own a GTX and you've tried all these other cards?
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Old 24-03-08, 12:07 AM
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A Gtx
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Old 24-03-08, 04:13 AM
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I would keep the GTX ... For the following reasons:

1- Its a GTX!!

2- You will play at high resoulation ... The memory will help.

3- Its future proof .. I mean anytime you can put a better cooling on it and overclock!

Keep the GTX my friend!
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Old 24-03-08, 12:49 PM
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Thanks folks.

GTX it is.

Now, about SLI....
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