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Is the 9800gt good for gaming?

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 26, 2010 5:03:59 AM

My specs are:
PSU 500 watt
intel E8500
4 giga DDR3
250 GIG HD

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a b Î Nvidia
August 26, 2010 5:38:31 AM

No, you'll better with a newer card like HD5770 or even GTX460.
What is exactly your PSU? brand? model?
What is your monitor resolution?
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a b Î Nvidia
a b 4 Gaming
August 26, 2010 10:01:59 AM

It depends, a 9800GT can handle games fine with resolutions up to 1680x1050, for anything higher than that,you have to lower the settings down in order to get a smooth performance.
August 26, 2010 11:47:26 AM

is there any need to upgrade from this grapphics card
a b 4 Gaming
August 26, 2010 12:20:27 PM

You can upgrade easily enough after the fact, if the need arises.

The 9800GT is the same exact card as the 8800GT. A very good card for a very long time, but its starting to show its age. Still, at medium settings, its still very capable of putting up playable numbers, so if your budget is tight, you can still go in this direction. A newer card, such as a 4870/4890 makes more sense if you want a longer term solution.
August 26, 2010 12:45:05 PM

ok so is the rest of my specs ok
August 26, 2010 1:59:16 PM

If I'm not wrong, your CPU is a core 2 duo@3.16ghz. If that be the case, your CPU is good enough. What brand is your PSU? That can be a point of concern!

As for the GPU, the 9800GT has been a respectable card for quite a while. Though, for that price today, one can get a GTX460, which offers DirectX 11. Plus, it's newer tech. As gamerk316 said, it's started to show its age. :)  Nonetheless, at medium resolutions/ medium settings, that card will perform sweetly.
a b Î Nvidia
a b 4 Gaming
August 26, 2010 4:57:54 PM

Moey_7 said:
is there any need to upgrade from this grapphics card

What resolution do you play at ?
August 26, 2010 4:57:57 PM

My PSU is a corsair 500 watt
August 26, 2010 5:03:25 PM

My resolution is 1680x1050
a b Î Nvidia
a b 4 Gaming
August 26, 2010 9:33:32 PM

For that resolution, a 9800GT suffices, you can play most games on good settings, however in some games you may need to disable AA/AF in order to get a smooth performance.
August 27, 2010 6:33:56 PM


it's a solid card. your specs are cool. no real reason to upgrade yet.
in a year or so it will be time for a new build but this is for now..
of course if you want to upgrade then there's no stopping you, go for it.

a nVidia card upgrade from what you have or even ATI then I agree with - wa1

with a 500 watt psu, you're good regardless.
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thanks malmental for the heads up and everyone else for the info a year will give me enough time to save up for a new rig :lol: