8800GTX vs. 8800GTX Superclocked

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8800GTX vs. 8800GTX Superclocked

Post by NAiLs » Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:25 am

Which is more worth my money? I see the superclocked version from eVGA is $50 more than the regular version. Is it worth my money?

I'm building a new system and am looking for good components, and I'm planning on trading up my 8800 GTX for a "9800 GTX" when they come out. $50 does mean a lot to me, but if I'll get an extra 20FPS on my games running at high resolutions, then why not? :P

All of my games are going to be played at 1920x1080 or 1280x720.
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Re: 8800GTX vs. 8800GTX Superclocked

Post by smack323 » Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:39 am

hey Nails,

I would say just buy the stock card and overclock yourself. with the GTX you wont really need to overclock anyway -IMO
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Re: 8800GTX vs. 8800GTX Superclocked

Post by smack323 » Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:41 am

have you thought about just going with 2 8800gt in SLI? you might get better performance for less $$
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Re: 8800GTX vs. 8800GTX Superclocked

Post by NAiLs » Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:16 pm

Sup Smack. I'd rather go with a single 8800 GTX or the better just because I'm going to be upgrading to the 9x00 series card when they come out. I haven't seen any reviews from my digging around that compared the 8800 GTX to an SLI setup of the 8800 GT's. My guess is it wouldn't be as good and would consume more power.

What I can't believe, is how much the 8800 Ultra kicks the 8800 GTX in the butt!
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Post by DaIceMan » Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:19 pm

my XFX 8800 GTX would actually overclock higher than the XXX (factory overclocked version) tested here on LR.
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Re: 8800GTX vs. 8800GTX Superclocked

Post by smack323 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:35 pm

so i take it you finally got a job?
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Re: 8800GTX vs. 8800GTX Superclocked

Post by elkmanwsu » Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:55 pm

Overclocking aside the superclocked editions are typically not worth the extra performance...you definitely wont see a very big difference in newer games like Crysis and Bioshock (maybe 1-3 fps is my guess)
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Re: 8800GTX vs. 8800GTX Superclocked

Post by J0lle » Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:04 am

elkmanwsu wrote:Overclocking aside the superclocked editions are typically not worth the extra performance...you definitely wont see a very big difference in newer games like Crysis and Bioshock (maybe 1-3 fps is my guess)
This is correct, its not that many fps that differs.
SLI is also starting to get good now with more and more games supporting it.
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Re: 8800GTX vs. 8800GTX Superclocked

Post by Zoogle » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:54 am

One thing to watch out for when you're considering SLI is power consumption requirements. Don't just plug in an extra card unless you've checked that your power supply can handle the added load. The benefit of single cards is that they usually consume less power than two separate cards.

Also, don't bother with pre-overclocked cards unless the price differential is very small because you won't really notice a huge difference. That extra $50 could go towards more RAM, a nicer CPU upgrade down the road, or many other things.

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Re: 8800GTX vs. 8800GTX Superclocked

Post by NAiLs » Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:00 pm

smack323 wrote:so i take it you finally got a job?
I don't think I ever saw this reply, but yeah, I got a job working for AT&T in Milwaukee. I'm much close to you guys now! :P



As far as the card, I just went with the superclocked version for the hell of it. It wasn't much more and the overclocked versions (namely the Ultra) do pretty well in comparison to a regular GTX.
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Re: 8800GTX vs. 8800GTX Superclocked

Post by smack323 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:11 pm

so are you moving down to the area or are you making the drive each day?
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Re: 8800GTX vs. 8800GTX Superclocked

Post by NAiLs » Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:19 pm

I live in downtown Milwaukee! :P I honestly have no idea where much is yet.

I want to go visit Tom, but this weather + me being sick doesn't help. I'm not brining a nasty cold to his house... he's got 2 small children! :-D

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Re: 8800GTX vs. 8800GTX Superclocked

Post by smack323 » Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:31 pm

i will as soon as i put my computer back to its home.. I got a new 55' TV and have been playing COD4 and BF2142 on it just to try it out. all my mic and crap are down by my monitor. i have been running the sound thru the surround sound. - if i decide to keep the computer by the TV i am going to have to get some wireless crap.
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