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GTX 260 or 9800 GTX+

By wildgene789
Jan 8, 2009
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  1. Alright so heres the deal i bought a 9800gtx+ from tiger direct and well im enjoying it but i bought a gtx260 from best buy to see what the difference is. i was debating should i keep the 9800GTX+ and return the gtx260 or should i keep the gtx260? lemme tell you that the gtx260 is the one wit 192 processor cores if that helps because i see alot with 240 and its pissing me off.
     
  2. adweston

    adweston Banned Posts: 333

    Well, the GTX260 does beat the 9800gtx+ in everything, especially at higher res. I've had both. Actually, I just sold the GTX260 and went to a GTX280 and I have the 9800GTX+ OC in my home beater.. Both good cards... but the GTX260 is better. If you can afford it then ya, keep the 260.
     
  3. wildgene789

    wildgene789 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    but look here are the specs for the both of them how is it faster

    9800GTX+
    RAMDAC: Dual 400 MHz
    Maximum Resolution: 2560 x 1600 (Digital)
    Video Memory: 512MB
    Memory Type: DDR3
    Memory Interface: 256-bit
    Stream Processors: 128
    Core Clock: 738 MHz
    Memory Clock: 2200 MHz
    Shader Clock: 1836 MHz

    GTX 260
    RAMDAC: Dual 400 MHz
    Maximum Resolution: 2560 x 1600 (Digital)
    Video Memory: 896MB
    Memory Type: DDR3
    Memory Interface: 256-bit
    Stream Processors: 192
    Core Clock: 590MHz
    Memory Clock: 1998 MHz
    Shader Clock: 1296 MHz
     
  4. chrissof

    chrissof TS Member Posts: 73

    well,it`s not all about pure "specs" I guess,
    newer usaully means faster,better improvements in the near future(drivers),
    less power consumption and more horsepower in higher resolutions as mentioned before.
    but that doesn`t matter if you run it at 1024x768.
    if I had the money I`d get that 260 card
     
  5. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,897   +88

    heres your answer....

    GTX 260 _________________________ 9800GTX

    Memory bus 448 bit ______________________ 256 bit

    Memory 896 Mb ______________________ 512 Mb

    Transistors 1400 mil ______________________ ____ 754 mil

    Mem BW 119 GB/s ______________________ 70.4 GB/s



    Shading power 715 G/flops ______________________ 432 G/flops
     
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    The GTX 260 is the superior card by a large margin.
     
  7. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,897   +88

    I thought thats what i said......:D
     
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