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March 19, 2010 5:51:34 AM

I'm looking for some input as I'm second guessing myself if this is a good decision. I am interested in getting a 9800GT (low power design) to get more power then my current HD 4670. I have a 370 Watt - 27a / 12V PSU so I should be good. My concern however is my CPU as its an old Pentium D 820 (2.8ghz) and I'm thinking it's going to be bottlenecking me and might not make it worth having over what I currently use. Does anyone have any experience specifically with a Pentium D and 9800gt? Is this a good move for temporary improvement or is it better to just wait and build a whole new system (planning to in the future but can't atm)? Thanks for any input/advice :)  .

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March 19, 2010 6:11:22 AM

The improvement isn't all that high. I suggest saving up for a new system. Your current setup is well outdated. Save some money and buy a decent i5 or i7 processor paired with an HD5xxx series video card.
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March 19, 2010 6:11:35 AM

The 9800 GT, even the eco version will be bottle necked by your cpu, you may see a slight improvement over your current card, but not much. An 5670 might be better choice if you aren't planning on a new pc soon, it is nearly as powerful as en eco 9800gt, but will suck even less power, generate less heat, and run a lot cooler (9800gt tends to run toasty). And the 5670's also OC much better than a 9800GT will.
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March 19, 2010 6:49:17 AM

can a XFX 9800 Gt 512 mb card be run on 450 W Iball Power supply?
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March 19, 2010 7:15:44 AM

Rel865 said:
I'm looking for some input as I'm second guessing myself if this is a good decision. I am interested in getting a 9800GT (low power design) to get more power then my current HD 4670. I have a 370 Watt - 27a / 12V PSU so I should be good. My concern however is my CPU as its an old Pentium D 820 (2.8ghz) and I'm thinking it's going to be bottlenecking me and might not make it worth having over what I currently use. Does anyone have any experience specifically with a Pentium D and 9800gt? Is this a good move for temporary improvement or is it better to just wait and build a whole new system (planning to in the future but can't atm)? Thanks for any input/advice :)  .



HD 4670 to 9800GT(Eco) isn't a very big upgrade as far as performance is concerned.
I'd say stick to your current card.

If you still wanna get a card then get HD 5670 which performs the same as Regular 9800GT and needs a lot less power:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd suggest you to upgrade to a whole new system whenever you have money :) 
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March 19, 2010 7:17:21 AM

newzealend said:
can a XFX 9800 Gt 512 mb card be run on 450 W Iball Power supply?



Please don't hijack someone Else's thread.
Make separate thread for your query.

But I'll answer your question :) 

450W Iball PSU won't power a 9800GT.
Iball makes very low quality PSU.

So you need to upgrade it. :) 
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September 18, 2010 9:48:49 AM

9800gt will outperform hd 5670 in most of the games.......moreover, nvidia games are in majority today so switching to ATi is not a good idea.....as for your question, 9800gt will only perform well when paired with a powerful quad.....even a dual core(core 2 duo) CPU will make it lag so if you want to get it get something descent like an i5,i7 or phenom ii x4...............upgrade from 4670 to 9800gt is a descent jump but remember to get a powerful quad.....I play crysis warhead on enthusiast settings with 2x aa getting 28 fps as average coz I have phenom ii x4.
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September 18, 2010 3:31:16 PM

ATi RaDEoN said:
9800gt will outperform hd 5670 in most of the games.......moreover, nvidia games are in majority today so switching to ATi is not a good idea.....as for your question, 9800gt will only perform well when paired with a powerful quad.....even a dual core(core 2 duo) CPU will make it lag so if you want to get it get something descent like an i5,i7 or phenom ii x4...............upgrade from 4670 to 9800gt is a descent jump but remember to get a powerful quad.....I play crysis warhead on enthusiast settings with 2x aa getting 28 fps as average coz I have phenom ii x4.


No it will not. Do not underestimate the Core 2 Duo. Because you think every Core 2 Duo is inferior let me show you this.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/2762/10
Overall quads are better but very high end Core 2 Duo's blow a lot of them out of the water.
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September 18, 2010 3:35:36 PM

ATi RaDEoN said:
9800gt will outperform hd 5670 in most of the games.......moreover, nvidia games are in majority today so switching to ATi is not a good idea.....as for your question, 9800gt will only perform well when paired with a powerful quad.....even a dual core(core 2 duo) CPU will make it lag so if you want to get it get something descent like an i5,i7 or phenom ii x4...............upgrade from 4670 to 9800gt is a descent jump but remember to get a powerful quad.....I play crysis warhead on enthusiast settings with 2x aa getting 28 fps as average coz I have phenom ii x4.

You are talking cobblers, I know this as I have been using a pair (that's two) 8800GT's on a dual core CPU and there is no lag so stop with the FUD and necro posting.
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