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Comparable graphics card to eVGA Nvidia 9800GX2

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March 5, 2010 3:35:49 AM

My 9800GX2 which has worked great for the year and a half that I had it, seems to have half died out on me. The warranty is expired :( , so I have to buy a new one. I'd actually prefer to get the same thing, but they don't make them anymore. So, my question is, what video cards that are available are equal to or better than the performance of the 9800GX2 (I've looked at the BFTech GTX 285... is that any good) I've tried to navigate through the specs and it seems the 9800GX2 is still up there for some reason. Thanks for the help!
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March 5, 2010 5:08:09 AM

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/best-gaming-graphics-card...
The 9800GX2 is around the same as a 260 and 275 GTX as well as the HD 4870, 4890 and 5770.

For the best price / performance ratio Id go with ATI's cards as the 4870 is on par with the GTX 260 while being a good $40 cheaper.
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March 5, 2010 3:24:17 PM

what is your budget?

I agree with Paperfox, the 4870 is cheaper and on the same level as the 9800GX2, but if you are willing to spend more, and have a power supply that can handle it, a 4870X2 or 5850 may be in order.
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March 5, 2010 4:53:27 PM

Woah woah, the 9800GX2 is around the performance of a GTX280, I would say get a 5850.
It has better performance, less power-consumption, DX11, and Eyefinity.
The 9800GTX is about 5-10% less powerful than a 4850, so it would be around a GTX280.
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March 5, 2010 8:44:06 PM

I got an Intel quad core CPU. Does it matter if I switch to ATI? I've heard there's some sort of connection between Intel/Nvidia and AMD/ATI or was. I'm having a bit of trouble finding high-end Nvidia cards for some reason... Also any recommendations on manufacturer? The 9800GX2 is eVGA.
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March 5, 2010 8:48:16 PM

There is nothing wrong with switching to ATI, this is why we buy PC's, so we can use any manufacturer we want.

There is only 1 nVidia card in the higher end that's worth buying, and thats the GTX 275 which would be a downgrade from the 9800GX2.

I would get a 5850, just make sure to uninstall nVidia's drivers.
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March 5, 2010 8:53:46 PM

Yeah, the GTX 280/85 and the HD5850 are the cards to look at based on "video cards that are available are equal to or better than the performance of the 9800GX2"
Of those the HD5850 is definitely the best buy. It's cheaper, better, DX11, supports 3 monitors and is much more power efficient.
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March 5, 2010 8:56:44 PM

sabot00 said:
There is only 1 nVidia card in the higher end that's worth buying, and thats the GTX 275 which would be a downgrade from the 9800GX2.

Is it really worth buying? It was still $50 overpriced compared to the HD4890 when I last checked.
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March 5, 2010 8:58:27 PM

I meant it's more worth buying that the GTX 260 or 285.
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March 8, 2010 11:48:49 AM

vegas, i would go for the 5850 as i suggested before and others suggested as well, it is a beast of a card and it seems you have the components to support it. (such as power supply & quad core CPU) As for brands, with ATI cards, i usually settle for Sapphire or ASUS, there are others out there that are good as well but most will agree that both Sapphire & ASUS are both great brands.

With Nvidia cards, EVGA is a good choice.
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March 8, 2010 3:25:13 PM

Well, the 9800GX2 is directly comparable to a GTX 260 (216) and 4850. At this junture though, I'd step up to a 285 or 4890...
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March 8, 2010 7:45:50 PM

gamerk316 said:
Well, the 9800GX2 is directly comparable to a GTX 260 (216) and 4850. At this junture though, I'd step up to a 285 or 4890...


Well, your brain is directly comparable to a squirrel.
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March 8, 2010 7:58:56 PM

The 5770 wouldn't even be close, the 9800GTX is slightly slower than a 4850 (5-10%), so a 9800GX2 is 10-20% slower than a 4850X2, that's probably slightly over a 4890.
The 5770 can't even keep up with a 4870, much less a 4890.
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March 9, 2010 11:48:10 AM

if it were me, i would go for a 5850 or a 4870 x2 or a 5870. these will be the only cards to justify an "upgrade" and Fermi does not really look too promising right now. You'll notice that i didn't suggest any Nvidia GTX 2xx series cards, not because i dislike Nvidia, it's just that there is no justification to buy any of those right now either...
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