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Gainward 9800GT 1GB GS or MSI 9800GT 512MB OC

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October 25, 2008 9:53:02 AM

Ok here is the thing. Last year I made a new PC and I currently have a BFG 8800 GT OC.
I know that the difference between the 8800GT and 9800GT is not big but I want to get DVI+Audio in order to get 5.1 in my surround system since I have my PC hooked up to the HDTV through an HDMI cable and a DVI>HDMI adaptor.

The easiest and more clean solution seems to be to do the change from a 8800GT to a 9800GT that supports DVI+Audio. (If somebody has an other idea feel free to mention it)


So to the point, which is the best?

Gainward 9800GT 1GB GS or MSI 9800GT 512MB OC ?


I can get them both for the exact same price since the first is on a -15 offer.


My 22" monitor has a max resolution of 1680x1050 if that matters.
a c 169 U Graphics card
October 25, 2008 10:22:16 AM

the difference isnt much actually the extra memory wont help much
October 25, 2008 5:28:58 PM

Is there something better in the same price range that features "SPDIF audio in"?
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a c 169 U Graphics card
October 25, 2008 7:10:23 PM

you may want to look @ HD 4850
October 25, 2008 7:43:28 PM

Thanks for the suggestion man the HD4850 looks sweet indeed. I am thinking of the HD4850 seriously now.
a c 169 U Graphics card
October 26, 2008 8:21:36 AM

yeah it performs very well for its money i choose it over 9800 :) 
October 26, 2008 8:55:29 AM

its faster and it does the hdmi audio that your looking for
October 26, 2008 9:28:17 AM

Thanks for the help, I ordered the Powercolor HD4850 last night.
a c 169 U Graphics card
October 26, 2008 4:14:01 PM

Enjoy it :) 
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