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Can an Nvidia 9800 GTX run Crysis on the highest visual settings

By Y3KUZA MOB
Jul 26, 2010
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  1. I'm debating wether or not I should buy the nvidia 9800gtx, can it run mw2 on high settings without sli and crysis? Well any new game on high without sli, or should I try to get a 9800 gx2. I'm on a budget though,, less then 200 dollars and I don't have room to sli, that's why I ask about gx2, can anyone help??
     
  2. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    When I first read the question, I thought you posted this 2 years ago.

    For 200 dollars, you can get the latest released GTX460 768MB. Unless you're not talking about US dollars (if its not, pls tell us conversion rate).
     
  3. Y3KUZA MOB

    Y3KUZA MOB TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It's US dollar, when I say 200, I mean I barly have it, anything under is good, that's why I was looking at the 9800 gtx+, could you find that card on new egg?
     
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,377   +127

    Mmmm i'd get a gtx 460.
    Whats your powersupply.
     
  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,941   +725

    A 9800GTX/GTX+ is basically the GTS 250 and can be had (as you see) for $107 (low profile bracket) or $108 (standard PCB). If you get any 9800GTX/GTX+/GTS 250 be prepared to make a few compromises in game IQ (image quality) depending on your screen resolution.
    A better bet would be either a HD 4870 1Gb ($122, but no DX11 support), HD 5770 1Gb ($130) or a cheap (if you can find one) GTX 260 216SP -All three cards are broadly comparable and would give markedly better performance than the 9800GTX/GTX+/GTS 250.
    The card that CMH directed you to is this for $199. It is a significant step up from any of the cheaper cards I listed. The GTX 460, even in 768Mb form would play Crysis at a very good framerate and high IQ. This review will give you an idea of the relative merits of the card at stock speed, and this for factory/user overclocked.
    Bear in mind that a well optimized DX9 render path for Crysis looks almost as good as an unoptimized DX10 version but will give a significantly better framerate.

    CoD:Modern Warfare 2 isn't a particularly challenging game for this card either
     
  6. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    I quickly suggested the GTX460 because of the $200 you mentioned.

    I wouldn't suggest a DX9 card at this time. It is a good possibility that any new games released would require a minimum of DX10 soon. Bear in mind that DX11 cards are already available.

    COD:MW2 is pretty tame requirements wise. Crysis is supposedly tougher on hardware, but I've never played it.

    Personally, I'm buying into the shiny new hardware which is priced perfectly into your budget... but the other suggestions dividebyzero linked for you may suffice, depending on your budget concerns and gaming future.
     
  7. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,941   +725

    Thought I'd give our OP a selection to work from.
    The GTX 460 is by a good margin, the best card in the sub $200 bracket at present. There may be deals at newegg for HD 5830's especially, or HD 5770's but the OP would need to be quick in ordering since most of the deals are time constrained.

    Crysis generally lives up to it's name as a game built to make systems cry, but with a few tweaks can be made much easier on the hardware than the default settings.
     
  8. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    I made the mistake of trying to play Crysis on too high a setting, and felt nauseated within 10 mins. Never touched it again.

    I'd check out the HD5830, given that the GTX460 768MB is only about 10% faster. Of course, if you were into overclocking the gap may be much wider, since the 460 is built with overclocking in mind.
     
  9. Y3KUZA MOB

    Y3KUZA MOB TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well I'm gonna do the gtx 460 1 gb and on day sli it and have no problems, but I do need a new CPU and motherboard, any suggestions??
     
  10. Y3KUZA MOB

    Y3KUZA MOB TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Also I have a sli ready 750 watt psu, good for gx2, so it can handle most graphics cards and in sli,
     
  11. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    What's your budget for a new CPU + mobo?

    The GTX 460 would be an excellent choice.
     
     
  12. Y3KUZA MOB

    Y3KUZA MOB TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well I'm gonna put alot more money into it now, what's my best option for CPU and motherboard?
     
  13. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,377   +127

     
  14. Y3KUZA MOB

    Y3KUZA MOB TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Budget= whatever it takes haha
     
  15. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,941   +725

    You have an unlimited budget for a mobo+CPU but were limiting yourself to a 9800GTX for graphics for a gaming system ?

    How about something like this...
    [​IMG]
     
  16. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    sigh.....

    I reckon best budget for money is a plain ol' socket 1156 mobo with the i5 750. Given that I don't think SLI is a good idea, I don't know which motherboards are best.

    However, I do know having SLI at x16/x16 isn't much different to having SLI at x16/x8, so don't make x16/x16 motherboards a priority. Doubt there are any to choose from with a socket 1156 anyway.

    Also, Intel socket 1366 motherboards tend to be much pricier, and take only i7 CPUs. People who go the SLI route tend to go for these, only because they are more interested in bench numbers than their wallets IMO. If you can tell the framerate difference without FRAPS, you've got bionic eyes.


    Or of course, you can go dual socket 1366 Xeons as pictured by dividebyzero, who is proving a very important point about STATING UR BUDGET.
     
  17. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,225

    Can a 9800gtx run crysis on the highest visual settings?

    I am using Intel e3300 dual core 2.5ghz with my PNY 9800GT 512mb gddr3 green edition
    http://gpuz.techpowerup.com/10/07/28/qg.png

    I haven't tested Crysis on my dual core yet, but i did however try Crysis Warhead at 1280x1024 all enthusiast settings, without aa. Get around 25-44fps. With aa 20-37fps. So yea it can run it, but with 200 bucks, i would buy a 5770.
     
  18. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,377   +127

    Disagreed.
    The GTX460 is stronger than the 5770, and the 5770 is actually under $150.
    Both good cards, different price point with the 460 being the faster card.
     
  19. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,225

    Ooops didn't see the part about the PSU, ok sorry about that ha, yea buy a GTX 460 1GB bro :)
     
  20. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    @dividebyzero - Is that your system in the pic???
     
  21. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,941   +725

    I wish it were.
    The owner is one of EVGA/TPU forum's heavy hitters (forum name "Fitseries3" at TPU. Has a SR-2 build thread there)
    Here's another couple of his creations..... (component fit out listed in the forum gallery).
    [​IMG]

    A bit OTT. But if you have the connections and you aren't buying retail then why not!
    My system is a little more mundane (Core i7 950/X58/6Gb RAM/Corsair 800D/ Corsair HX1000)
     
  22. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Yeah. It is pretty over the top. But wouldn't I love to have one of those!!!

    And as for your system, it doesn't seem mundane in my eyes. Especially not with the GTX 280 SLI! :)

    I will be joining work soon (college over!). Intend to spend a part of what I earn on a really mean build. :) Not sure whether I should wait for 2011 though. Any ideas?
     
  23. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    Well, it all depends on what you do with comps really.

    If all you do is play minesweeper on your comp, then.....
     
  24. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,377   +127

    In truth, i'm in fact quite happy with my 9600gt, and don't really want to hassle with upgrading or building a new computer.
    Then again...I still play starcraft?
     
  25. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,941   +725

    If you're planning on a mainstream (P67) build then 2011 is the likely way to go. That would allow the market to settle down pricing wise, more choice in boards and more importantly any driver/firmware.hardware issues should have been found and hopefully solved by the early adoption.beta tester crowd.
    If you're planning on an enthusiast setup then I'd jump onto an X58/Core i7 setup either whenever you feel the urge to build (if buying all new) or once Sandy Bridge launches (if looking at new/second-hand) There may be some people who migrate from X58 to P67 just to have the newest setup, although X58 is still going to offer the best performance. I wouldn't expect X58/Core i7 to drop markedly once P67/LGA1155 launches but it's possible that some small price cuts take place from motherboard vendors.
    "Patsburg" (Sandy Bridge-E/LGA 2011) won't probably hit retail until mid 2011 and will likely be hugely expensive for at least six months, followed by being merely very expensive from that point onwards. Taking into account pricing/availability (including the need for a matched quad-channel RAM kit) and possible bug fixes, the time frame could stretch out further than your patience!
     


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