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9800gtx+ vs 8800gts 512

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January 19, 2009 2:48:29 PM

im looking into buying a new gfx card, and because of the current economic state i dont want one that drinks too much juice.

Right now i have a bfg 8800gts 512

ive been looking around at cards that still use only 1 6pin pcie connector, saves me upgrading my psu & saves me money on bills 9 Series Family

My question is, would that perform much better than my current card? the tomshardware gfx chart just shows the origional 9800 i beleive, not the "+" version.

Games i have trouble running on full are crysis (can run it fine on all settings set to high, but starts getting choppy when i max everything out) & company of heroes (runs well until i turn on dx10!) So how would that 9800 handle these games?

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January 19, 2009 10:32:22 PM

9800gtx+ is a overclock 8800gts 512 and if you overclock you 8800gts 512 can performer faster than 9800gtx+. So there is no rison to upgrade.
January 19, 2009 10:52:18 PM

The 9800gtx+ is an 8800gts 512mb card which is built on 55nm scale has hybrid power, and is capable of tri-sli and is clocked higher than your card, but you can most likely close that gap by OCing your current card. In the end its not worth upgrading as its just a modified version of your card.

In my opinion its generally not worth doing an upgrade for video cards till your at least 2-3 generations behind the current.

Oh and there's nothing out there really that have tamed crysis in my opinion and it will be awhile till that happens.
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January 20, 2009 8:39:21 AM

ok thanks for advice, youve just made me love my 8800 even more as i didnt realsise the 9800 were such a small step upwards tbh.

now i dont think ill bother loking until we see some dx11 cards

January 21, 2009 7:02:47 AM

Im new here. How do you overclock a 8800gts? Do you use a utility that lets you change the clock speed? An overclocked 8800gts would be perfect for me! Tell me more ...tell me more : )