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9800gt 512mb or GT240 1gb?

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February 21, 2010 10:13:11 AM

I have a problem

I am upgrading my computer (320gb Hdd, 4GB Ram DDr3, athlon 215 2.7ghz dual core)
It is a Compaq CQ5222UK
I plan to play games like FSX, Sims 3 and Football manager 2010.

But which is better, 9800GT 512 MB or GT240 1GB?

Please Help

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a c 271 U Graphics card
February 21, 2010 10:20:56 AM

The 9800GT is the faster card, a GT240 is closer to a 9600GT in performance.
February 21, 2010 5:02:13 PM

thanks, but could you advise me on a sub £30/$45 psu to run it on please?
Im looking at a 400w OCZ psu, but that is £40.
And does the 9800gt need a 6pin PCI-e connector

Thanks
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a c 271 U Graphics card
February 21, 2010 5:11:58 PM

A cheap PSU is not a good investment and the faster non green 9800GT does need a 6 pin PCIe input from the PSU.
a c 376 U Graphics card
February 21, 2010 5:54:30 PM

Mousemonkey said:
the faster non green 9800GT

Faster? How would it pull that off while being slightly underclocked in comparison?
a c 271 U Graphics card
February 21, 2010 5:57:26 PM

jyjjy said:
Faster? How would it pull that off while being slightly underclocked in comparison?

The Eco or Green version is slower than the 'non' green version.
a c 376 U Graphics card
February 21, 2010 6:10:40 PM

Oh, sorry, read that wrong.
a c 271 U Graphics card
February 21, 2010 6:17:30 PM

No worries mate, I could have written it better but I've been on the beer all afternoon. [:thegreatgrapeape:3]
February 21, 2010 7:11:44 PM

i think gt240 is the better choice. this guy is clearly on a budget and the gt240 is less power-hungry than the 9800 gt but performs about the same.( check out the Tom's Hardware review) getting a cheap 400-w psu will probably be enough for the gt240. plus, the version you're looking at has 1gb gddr5 memory, which is much higher than the 9800 gt's 512 mb of ddr3 memory.
a c 376 U Graphics card
February 21, 2010 7:19:27 PM

peyman_tp said:
i think gt240 is the better choice. this guy is clearly on a budget and the gt240 is less power-hungry than the 9800 gt but performs about the same.( check out the Tom's Hardware review) getting a cheap 400-w psu will probably be enough for the gt240. plus, the version you're looking at has 1gb gddr5 memory, which is much higher than the 9800 gt's 512 mb of ddr3 memory.

The GT 240 is slightly weaker than a 9600GT and not "about the same" as a 9800GT. A cheap 400w can handle the low 9800GTs as well. The difference in memory speed is almost entirely erased by the different size memory buses and the amount of memory is pretty much entirely irrelevant for cards of this caliber.
a c 271 U Graphics card
February 21, 2010 7:38:28 PM

jyjjy said:
The GT 240 is slightly weaker than a 9600GT and not "about the same" as a 9800GT. A cheap 400w can handle the low 9800GTs as well. The difference in memory speed is almost entirely erased by the different size memory buses and the amount of memory is pretty much entirely irrelevant for cards of this caliber.

That's two for two you've got in before me! [:wolfen18:9]
a b U Graphics card
February 21, 2010 7:49:16 PM

peyman_tp said:
i think gt240 is the better choice. this guy is clearly on a budget and the gt240 is less power-hungry than the 9800 gt but performs about the same.( check out the Tom's Hardware review) getting a cheap 400-w psu will probably be enough for the gt240. plus, the version you're looking at has 1gb gddr5 memory, which is much higher than the 9800 gt's 512 mb of ddr3 memory.


I think nVidia's renaming & PR has gotten into your head.
February 22, 2010 3:49:40 PM

Sorry guys, but im gonna go with the GT240, as after scrutinization of my pc, the 9800gt will refuse to fit =(

So, gt240 it'll be, thanks anyway guys
a c 271 U Graphics card
February 22, 2010 3:57:48 PM

Just make sure you get one with GDDR5 then.
February 23, 2010 2:28:42 PM

The palit 1gb GT240 has gddr5 i think
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