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New GFX Card

By andy06shake
Feb 23, 2009
  1. I have an ASUS EN9600GT 512Mb DDR3 video card installed in my system, i am considering purchasing a Palit GeForce 9800 GT Super+ 1GB Video Card. Can you tell me if this card is a good/bad choice and wither it will give me a signifacant incress in GPU gaming power. 1 thing this new card has a slower GPU clock speed than the one i have just now(mine 650Mhz, new card is only 600Mhz). But has more memory will this be a factor? My Specs E8500 3.16Ghz, P5N32-E SLI, EN9600GT, 4Gb DDR2 677Mhz, 570W Trust PSU
     
  2. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 446

    It should be slightly faster since 9800s usually have more stream processors then the 9600s with only 64.
     
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,376   +127

    Uh...you should get VERY little performance boost, and don't think the 1gb will make that any better, it is hardly better than the 512mb version.
    So no, you probably won't notice.
     
  4. andy06shake

    andy06shake TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 327

    Ok so if i up my budget to around £150-£160 can you recomend a new card that will give me a modarate to high performance gain? I would like to stick with Nvidia allthough it not written in stone.
     
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,376   +127

    I agree with Nvidia, you do have an SLI board.

    I recommend the
    EVGA 896-P3-1260-AR GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail for $204 USD, or the EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail at $ 220 USD

    The The 260 has 8 ROPs (I think thats what their called) and the 260 core 216 has 9, the Nvidia GTX family has fairly linear scaling according to the amout of stream processors, so the core 216 is about 11% faster for about 6% more money...they are both great deals so you can chose.

    First you should give us more on your power supply, i can't find how many amps it has... you might be short on power for really any card anywhere beyond 9600gt.
     
  6. andy06shake

    andy06shake TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 327

    Ok, ive been thinking about those 2 Nvidia cards myself. Only thing is that in the UK those cards are still around £280-£300 and if i need a new PSU with a steady 5Amps on the 12Vrail then that will be another £50-£80. If i need a new PSU can you recomend one? I take it i will require around 750W-1000W for one of these new GFX cards?
     
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,376   +127

  8. JRoemer

    JRoemer TS Rookie

    I have a 9800 gtx + and I highly recommend it even though it's only 512mb of vram.
     
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +25

    I recommend this video card and this PSU to go with it.
     
  10. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 446

    *drools on GTX260*
     
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