hi guys i am having a dilema choosing between a 9800gt 1gb golden sample edition gainward graphics card and a gigabyte GV-N250ZL-1GI for my new core i7 system has anyone got any thought on my prob i would be gratefull thanks
I just want you to do, I am a professional in the feild regarding the following GPU's as of a few days ago. I did 2 months of research for the 8800GT/9800GT/9800GTX+/GTS250. (thanks to all the people on the forum.)
You know what I found out? I found out that the 9800GT was a re-badged 8800GT (yes, literally, physically just a label change.) and the GTS250 was a re-badged 9800GTX+
Now there's a notable and noticeable difference between the 8800GT and the GTS250. The fact is by default the 8800GT is @ 600/1800 and by default the GTS250 is @ 750/2200. So there is a difference, but if the GTS250 costs $30-$40 bucks more then a 8800GT, I wouldn't recommend it because you can buy a used 8800GT for $50 bucks and OC it yourself to that speed. BUT, I must give it to you, most GTS250's come with good heat sinks.
It all depends where you live, and how far your willing to go. Overall, I would recommend the GTS250, but if on a budget, go with a used 8800GT + good aftermarket cooler.
The GTS250 is a rebranded 9800GTX/GTX+ with a die shrink. It is better than a 9800GT which is an 8800GT (less stream processors than the 9800GTX).
The GTS250/9800GTX/GTX+ is about 20% better than a 9800GT in most applications. 1GB won't help the 9800GT either since it is too weak to use all that VRAM even at higher resolutions.
Get the GTS250
Now there's a notable and noticeable difference between the 8800GT and the GTS250. The fact is by default the 8800GT is @ 600/1800 and by default the GTS250 is @ 750/2200. So there is a difference, but if the GTS250 costs like more then 20 bucks then a 8800GT, I wouldn't recommend it because you can buy a used 8800GT for $50 bucks and OC it yourself to that speed. BUT, I must give it to you, most GTS250's come with good heat sinks.
The 9800GTX/GTX+/GTS250 has more stream processors than the 8800GT/9800GT. No amount of overclocking can make up for that since an OCed GTS250/GTX would cleanly defeat an OCed 9800GT.
I think used 9800GTXs go for about $80-$90 on ebay, while most 8800GTs I've seen go for about $70-$80
i play crysis and flight games and loads of strategy and battlefield 2 resolution is around 1280x 1024 as my monitor is a top end 20 inch samsung cost me a small fortune actually with the 2ms response time. and i live in the uk. also guys i am looking for a case for my i7 that will hold this graphics card i like gaming cases in black with clear sides so i can see the cards and l0ooks good. anyone any ideas i am looking for something with space less than £70 cheers
Hard act to match, but at that 'low' resolution, yes, the 9800 is a fair choice: Most of the games you mention are CPU dependant, apart from the 'C' game which is just a monster.
Because this is a new build I'll say this again: Wait for the 57xx series release before you make the final decision. The system you are configuring will handle CF/SLI and the current cards are all doomed. Doomed I tell you...DOOMED!
I see no point in installing an obsolete card in a brand new system, even if it is cheap.
yes i saw the info you found its quite usefull looking at the 4870 versus the gts250 from what i have been reading sound very similar cards. card is huge size physically though looking at a asus ta m11 case in black what do you guys think of this. thanks