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Green Edition V Standard 9800gt graphics card

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January 17, 2010 5:49:08 AM

Hey i just bought a gainward 9800gt 1gb green edition card. link here -> http://www.gainward.com/main/vgapro.php?id=212" target="_blank"> Green edition basically means that you do not need to connect an external power supply cable to it. I bought this card because i was worried that my crappy stock psu (400w) :p  would not be able to cope if i hooked up a standard or an overclocked version of this card.

I was wondering if there is much of a performance difference between the two?

GE - GPU Clockspeed : 550 MHz
- Memory Clockspeed : 900 MHz
- Shader clock speed 1325 MHz
- Bandwidth : 57.6 GB/s

Standard - GPU clockspeed : 600Mhz
- Memory Clockspeed : 900Mhz
- Shader Clock speed : 1500Mhz
- Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec) 57.6Gb/s

And also wondering wether it would i should to go ahead and connect it to my power supply for extra performance or OC potential,ect? (My card recommends a 450W PSU)
a c 376 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
January 17, 2010 7:19:40 AM

As the numbers indicate the card is 8.3% slower. Not a huge deal but you should be able to easily put the card back up to its normal speeds using software such as rivatuner;
http://www.guru3d.com/index.php?page=rivatuner
You cannot connect your card to your PSU. It doesn't have a connector to do so. If it does then it should definitely be plugged in.
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a c 87 ) Power supply
January 17, 2010 7:48:26 AM

The difference between the two should be nearly nothing. 50MHz slower on the core and 175Mhz on the shader doesn't amount to much. I wouldn't worry about it.
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