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Another 9800GTX or a GTX280/285

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May 27, 2009 8:59:42 PM

Hay Friends of TH.


I'm thinking.

I have a 9800GTX KO,and a 1440x900 Samsung TOC 19" LCD.

I need more speed,OK I want more speed,Well Crysis is poking along at 25 to 30fps Ultra high 16AF.

So should I get another 9800GTX for $150 or less,or a GTX 280/285 for $250 or more like $300.

See if I get a GTX285,That means I cant use my 9800GTX anymore,sep for PhysX right.

So it would be wasted right?

would 2 9800GTX give the fps as a GTX 280?



What would you do?

Than you much!



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May 27, 2009 9:17:58 PM

I would suggest getting another 9800gtx because together they can outperform a GTX280 really easily lol, i am not sure about a GTX285. However at that resolution, any setup, the SLI9800GTX, GTX280, and GTX285 can easily max out crysis no problem. Therefore I suggest going for the cheapest solution being getting another 9800gtx and making them SLI which would be your best choice.
-However in crysis 25-30fps is very smooth buddy, even at 20fps, it feels like 30+ so you shouldn't feel lag, I really don't know why you want more speed??????????????????????????????. But anyway 9800gtx SLI is your best bet, but beware, it might be cheap and it might look awesome in your case, SLI has its cons.
May 27, 2009 9:28:46 PM

What kind of Cond?

Also are these benchmarks about right?

http://techreport.com/articles.x/16229/12

It shows Crysis warhead at avg 43.6 with 980GTX SLI and and 38.7fps with a GTX285.

Also thank you vary much!

Much help!

Thanks.
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May 27, 2009 9:44:31 PM

Exactly my point I think 9800gtx SLI would be the cheapest/most powerful setup which is the best combination. MAKE SURE YOUR POWER SUPPLY CAN SUPPORT THESE CARDS before buying, this is very important so dont forget :) .
a b U Graphics card
May 27, 2009 9:54:10 PM

Yep. 9800GTX SLi ftw
May 27, 2009 10:07:45 PM

Than you guys So much!

what Power do you suggest?

will a 750W Xigmatek do?

Thank you! :) 
a b U Graphics card
May 27, 2009 10:14:53 PM

Yes, a quality750watt PSU should be more than enough.
May 27, 2009 10:31:07 PM

Hay! Cool.

Thank you so much um BlueScreenDeath? oh no I hope not.

whats this

Downgraded to:
1.5GHz Intel Celeron M
512mb RAM

:( 

Thank you!
May 28, 2009 12:07:49 AM

Wait before you buy a power supply, please do yourself a favor and spend an extra few dollars and buy a coolermaster or OCZ powersupply. I can tell you if you buy a bad/cheapish powersupply you will put your entire system at risk of shirt circuiting and cooking itself or the powersupply will die and wont work properly, so my recommendations are "coolermaster" and "OCZ" brands for powersupply, there are ofcourse other very good brands, those are just mere suggestions.
a b U Graphics card
May 28, 2009 12:09:45 AM

Zerk said:
Hay! Cool.

Thank you so much um BlueScreenDeath? oh no I hope not.

whats this

Downgraded to:
1.5GHz Intel Celeron M
512mb RAM
:( 
Thank you!


Yep, I've decided to sell parts of my main rig. So for the next couple of months, I'll be using
a 4 year old HP laptop with a 1.5GHz processor.
Takes forever to load up firefox XD
May 28, 2009 12:36:59 AM

Hay!

Thank you guys So much!

blackhawk1928, The 750W Xigmatek is what I have right now,How is it you think?

You guys are Vary helpful!

Thank you!

May 28, 2009 12:54:30 AM

Do you agree that coolermaster and OCZ brands are best?

Thank you.
a b U Graphics card
May 28, 2009 1:10:37 AM

No.

Corsair, OCZ/PC Power & Cooling, Coolermaster, Thermaltake, Zalman, etc are usually the top of the line GPU companies.

Some of their products suck, but most of them are good.
a b U Graphics card
May 28, 2009 1:14:51 AM

I prefer pc power and cooling (OCZ is a re branding of these) and corsair PSU's
May 28, 2009 3:47:33 AM

Well!

Thank you so much guys!

Good info!
a b U Graphics card
May 28, 2009 4:54:07 AM

Yep, you're welcome. what was your decision?
May 28, 2009 5:22:28 AM

I'm not sure?

I have an E8400 as you probably know by now,And I'm not sure in I should get a Q9650 ? witch the price has not gone down on yet!

Or a 9800GTX+ ?

I saw many Benchmarks the show 2 9800GTX's can beat a GTX280 and shame a GTX260.

So?

Or hold out and see if the $$ go's down on the Q9650.

Do you think the price will drop on it any time soon?

Thank you!

Also.

I do lots of gaming,some Video editing,And music,But mostly Gaming.

Do you think a Q9650 would be worth getting?

Do you think 9800GTX SLI will Slow my E8400 down any?

Main thing is,Do you think its worth having Quad Core?

Thanks!
a b U Graphics card
May 28, 2009 5:31:49 AM

Two 9800GT's fall in between a GTX280 and a GTX285
Two 9800GTXs are much better than both the GTX280 and the GTX285, and completely destroy a GTX260

Here is my rudimentary ranking:

1 8800GT/9800GT or 4830 = .8
2x 8800GT/9800GT SLi or 4830 Xfire = 1.4

1 9800GTX/GTX+/GTS250 or 4850 = 1
2x 9800GTX/GTX+/GTX250 SLi or 4850 Xfire = 1.8
1 GTX260 192core = 1.25
1 GTX260 216core = 1.3
1 GTX280 = 1.4
1 GTX285 = 1.5


I had an E8400 and two 9800GTXs in SLi without any problems (before I decided to downgrade :D  )

Just OC your CPU if you want to squeeze a lil more performance out of it. The Q9650 is NOT worth it since it is overpriced. If you want a quad, get a cheaper quad and overclock it.
May 28, 2009 6:29:41 AM

Sweet rudimentary ranking! Good idea!

Hay ? what else can I learn from you? :) 

So you think I should get another 9800GTX?

Thank a lot !
May 28, 2009 6:39:00 AM

zerk, dont know if you know this or not, but make sure that if you buy the second 9800 gtx+, that your old one is a + too, since having a 9800 gtx and 9800 gtx+ will not SLI together. not trying to say you dont know this or something, just in case, i dont want you making the same mistake i almost did, hehe ;) 
May 28, 2009 7:59:58 AM

^that's a good point. I know someone who almost ordered an 8600 and an 8800 due to some kind of typo :p . I'd really recommend the two 9800 GTX+ cards - I'm running a pair myself and they do really well on most stuff (can't comment on a few games since my PSU tends to crash SLI in certain apps - looking into upgrading to a singe 12V rail model). They'll definitely beat the single card, plus it's less money.
May 28, 2009 8:08:00 AM

i dont have SLI. i am pulling a 9800 gtx+ and placing in a BFG Geforce GTX 280 OCX the gtx280ocx is nearly the same as the gtx285. in performance anyway.
May 28, 2009 4:19:44 PM

ChannelWellTech makes the Xigmatek. It also is a submanufacturer for some of the Corsairs, Thermaltake, Gigabyte, and others. It should be fine.
May 28, 2009 6:56:40 PM

twisted politiks said:
zerk, dont know if you know this or not, but make sure that if you buy the second 9800 gtx+, that your old one is a + too, since having a 9800 gtx and 9800 gtx+ will not SLI together. not trying to say you dont know this or something, just in case, i dont want you making the same mistake i almost did, hehe ;) 



Hay thank you for your concern!

I could be wrong but I thought the 9800GTX KO/+ was just a 9800GTX OC'ed?

And long as its a 9800GTX it doesn't matter the Clock speed,Right?

Thank you guy so much!

There is so much good help here!

Thanks!

a b U Graphics card
May 28, 2009 7:00:52 PM

twisted politiks said:
zerk, dont know if you know this or not, but make sure that if you buy the second 9800 gtx+, that your old one is a + too, since having a 9800 gtx and 9800 gtx+ will not SLI together. not trying to say you dont know this or something, just in case, i dont want you making the same mistake i almost did, hehe ;) 


That is incorrect. I have/had a XFX 9800GTX (65nm 675 mhz) SLied with a PNY 9800GTX+ (55nm 738 mhz) and it worked perfectly.


Zerk said:
Hay thank you for your concern!
I could be wrong but I thought the 9800GTX KO/+ was just a 9800GTX OC'ed?
And long as its a 9800GTX it doesn't matter the Clock speed,Right?
Thank you guy so much!
There is so much good help here!
Thanks!


Nvidia's website states that the GTX and GTX+ will SLi without any problems whatsoever.

9800GTX can SLi with the 9800GTX and 9800GTX+ but NOT GTS250

9800GTX+ can SLi with the 9800GTX and 9800GTX+ and GTS250

GTS250 can SLi with the GTS250 and 9800GTX+ but NOT 9800GTX
May 28, 2009 7:32:39 PM

About the quad, core I would not recommend it because your processor is very very good to begin with, i mean it isn't a beast but it definitely would not bottleneck you in any way so don't worry about getting another processor. also, most games don't even recognize and don't take advantage of a quad/four core processor.
May 28, 2009 7:55:39 PM

+1 BSOD

9800GTX will SLI with 9800GTX+

That is what I used before I purchased my GTX260.


Also, +1 Hawk I also us the E8400 and it handles everything I can throw at it. I’m running @ 4.02 on air ( 24hour prime stable ). The E8400 running @ 4.0 is a monster. I definitely recommend staying with your current CPU.
May 28, 2009 10:25:35 PM

Hay! Thank Guys!

Such great info!

I'll stick with my E8400,Unless something amazing happens like? say a Q9650 for $100.

I OC'ed it to an Easy 3.6GHz just bumped it to 1600fsb,And tried Intel Burn twice with 100%.

But anyway.

Do any of you know Also if any new Nvidia GPU's are coming out?

I hear things about GT300 and GTX 300 with 2GB DDR5 and stuff.

Do any of you know anything about that?

Thank you vary much guys!

Thanks!

May 29, 2009 1:22:52 AM

Yup, I subscribed with nvidia to update me on their new stuff. The 300series are coming out soon, in some months from now so yeah, not to much information about is around quite yet though.
May 29, 2009 2:25:55 AM

Cool!

Thanks!
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