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GT 240 vs 9800 gt vs 9600 gt

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August 26, 2010 10:34:24 PM

hello everyone........
i need ur help .. i am upgrading my old graphics card XFX Gefroce 8500 gt 512 mb........
nd i have four options :
1- Geforce GT 240
2- Geforce 9800 gt
3- Geforce 9600 gt
4- Geforce GT 220

Which one is the best for Gaming???
nd Thanx................

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a c 153 U Graphics card
August 26, 2010 10:35:49 PM

GT 240 and 9600GT are basically the same thing.

The best in that list is a 9800GT by far.

However judging by what you are looking at, look into a 5670, or maybe even a 5750 if you can find one on sale. The 5670 performs about the same as a 9800GT and comes with DX11.
August 27, 2010 12:53:29 AM

DX11 Is Pointless In That With Most Cards That Cost Around The Price Of A 9800GT, The 5750 Or 5670 May Perform ABOUT The Same As An 8800GT But It Makes No Differance Because The Cost Of Tesselation (DX11s Most Prevelant Feature) Is Too Great To Be Enabled, Personally Id Go With The 8800GT Witch Prolly Has More Shader Performance Than Any Other Of The Above Stated Cards, I Wouldnt Bother With DX11 Untill There Are Sub $150.00 Cards That Can Actually Smoothly Use Tesselation, The 9800GT Will Be Good For Another Generation AND CUDA Can Be Very Benaficial.
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a c 153 U Graphics card
August 27, 2010 1:04:52 AM

It's not all about "smooth tesselation" (hell at least it has tesselation xD), the 5670 is also cheaper than the cheapest 9800GT I could find. (Although its only a couple dollars)

Put on top of that, that they perform roughly the same, and the 5670 draws a LOT less power and creates less heat, it makes it a perfect option especially when we don't know his PSU.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5670,2533...

Also the cheapest new 8800Gt I could find was well over 100 dollars.

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

Regardless, the 9800GT is still the best card from your first list of cards.
a c 189 U Graphics card
August 27, 2010 6:26:00 AM

For 250W-300W PSU, HD5670 is the best you can go...
If you have more power then go with higher card like HD5770 or GTX460.
a b U Graphics card
August 27, 2010 6:38:39 AM

The 9800GT is a great card! It's kinda old now, but you can still see it performing brilliantly with all the latest games....of course, provided you stick it within the appropriate settings of the game!

So, what we would like to know is, what are your system specs? PSU/ CPU/ RAM, etc. Post these up and let's see if we can't help ya!
August 27, 2010 1:33:38 PM

namelessonez said:
The 9800GT is a great card! It's kinda old now, but you can still see it performing brilliantly with all the latest games....of course, provided you stick it within the appropriate settings of the game!

So, what we would like to know is, what are your system specs? PSU/ CPU/ RAM, etc. Post these up and let's see if we can't help ya!


my pc spec are :
CPU : Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93 @ 2.93 ....
RAM : 2 GB DDR 2....
Motherboard : Gigabyte G31....
PSU : 450 WATT....
Monitor : LG 22" LCD WIDE Screen.....

nd thanx 4 the help...........
August 27, 2010 10:58:46 PM

thanx everyone..............
August 28, 2010 5:07:26 PM

thanks for the tip about the power supply........
i will keep that in mind.........
and thanks again...........
August 28, 2010 5:26:45 PM

if you're willing to go to ebay for a card, the 9800's would seem to be selling at and below $100 pretty often
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