9800gt 512mb or GT240 1gb?

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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  1. The 9800GT is the faster card, a GT240 is closer to a 9600GT in performance.
  2. 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
  3. A cheap PSU is not a good investment and the faster non green 9800GT does need a 6 pin PCIe input from the PSU.
  4. Mousemonkey said:
    the faster non green 9800GT

    Faster? How would it pull that off while being slightly underclocked in comparison?
  5. 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.
  6. Oh, sorry, read that wrong.
  7. No worries mate, I could have written it better but I've been on the beer all afternoon. [:thegreatgrapeape:3]
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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]
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. Just make sure you get one with GDDR5 then.
  14. The palit 1gb GT240 has gddr5 i think
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