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What do you think of the 9800GT?

By Quantex_rox
Oct 23, 2008
  1. Just bought one to upgrade...so far it is performed nicely.

    PNY XLR8 9800GT 512mb, 112 stream processors, 600mhz core, 1800mhz shader, 512mb GDDR3.

    Before with my 8600GT on 3dmark, i never got any smooth frame rates. Usually around 10-13fps. With this I get 26fps during flashy parts, and almost 60fps on good parts.

    Heres the link:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133242
     
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    The 9800GT is basically a 55nm version of the 8800GT. So performance differences between the two will depend more on the core and memory frequencies than anything else. The HD 4830 released recently is a slightly more powerful variant, but slightly more expensive too. Not a bad card certainly, and it can handle almost all games out there pretty well.
     
  3. Quantex_rox

    Quantex_rox TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 123

    65nm...the old ones are 90nm i think.

    Even at 65nm, thing still gets a little warm. Maxes out at about 66C on bioshock all the way up.
     
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Nope, the 9800GT is 55nm, older ones are 65nm. But that temp is quite cool IMO for a newer-gen card. Does the fan spin up to full under load? If it does, it must be pretty loud.
     
  5. Quantex_rox

    Quantex_rox TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 123

    IDK why, but gpu-z says its 65nm....anyways.

    When I first turn on my computer, you can hear the gpu fan at full blast, it is loud. But it goes up incrementally with the temp. Never been at full blast before under a game.
     
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Between the HD 4830 and the 9800GT? I'd go with the Radeon.
     
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