EVGA GeForce GTS 450 SC vs BFG 9800 gtx+ 1 GB

My current setup is:
Windows 7 Ultimate
Intel Core 2 Duo 3.16 Ghz E8500
4 GB DDR3 2000 Mhz
BFG 9800 gtx 1 GB OC
600 W PSU
EVGA NVIDIA nForce 790i SLI Motherboard

I was wondering if the GTS 450 SC would perform better than the 9800 GTX ?

I understand that the 450 SC has many specs that are greater than the 9800 GTX. However, I don't have a firm grasp on the comparison of 128-bit vs 256 bit as well as how it coincides with DDR3 vs DDR5.

Thanks for the help,
Brian
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  1. 9800GTX+ ~ GTS250. So surely GTS450 SC is faster than 9800GTX+. :)
  2. GTS 450 performs pretty much like a 9800GTX+(maybe slightly faster);therefore,it's not worth it at all to sell your card and get GTS 450 because you won't see a noticeable difference in performance.
  3. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTS_450_TOP_DirectCU/11.html

    But, what is your budget? Cause with about same price you will better with HD5770...
  4. Here's the link to Tom's hierarchy chart.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-radeon-hd-6870-radeon-hd-6850,2782-7.html

    they're both on the same tier, you'd probably get a bit better performance with the GTS450, but i doubt if it would be worth the cost. The GTX460 1GB or even the 768MB would be a better choice.
    Sorry i'd meant to add some non tom's benchmarks for comparison.
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/3909/nvidias-geforce-gts-450-pushing-fermi-in-to-the-mainstream
  5. Thanks for the input, the main reason I am considering it is because the card is available for $60 after rebate in store. I am interested in SLI'ing with 2 graphics cards. I can buy 2 EVGA 450 SC for $120 or I can buy one used BFG 9800 gtx+ OC for $120.
    Any thoughts?

    Thanks again.
  6. You will better with a single powerful card instead of dual weak cards...
    How about save your money and sell your card, after that get a single powerful card like GTX460? That's more worth...
  7. wa1 is right. You'll see an improvement going over to the 450, but to see a worthwhile improvement for your money you'd be better off with a gtx 460 or a 58xx ATI card.
  8. Between selling your card and getting 2 GTS 450's or another used 9800GTX+,I would go with the first option;however,like mentioned above,you better get one single powerful card like GTX 460/HD 5770
  9. 5770 or 5870?
  10. What is your monitor resolution?
  11. I have a dual monitor setup, one is 1920 x 1080 and another is 1920 x 1200.
  12. Quote:
    5870 would be bottlenecked by the core2duo, IMO


    Indeed. I didn't see the logic in going from a 9800gtx to a 5770 but not a GTS 450, since the two are directly comparable, so I thought it was a typo and a 5870 was meant.
  13. The anandtech link above shows benches for the GTS450 in SLI, i can understand your interest with the great price for the EVGA, but i still think your money would be better spent on the GTX 460. As low as ($130 after rebate for the 768MB) or ($140 after rebate for the 1GB)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121390
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130591
  14. 450 esp an overclocked will beat a 9800 gtx+
  15. 450 is faster than 9800GTX+ but the performance difference isn't worth it.
    to plastichairball
    I meant 5850 not 5770,sorry for the typo
    to OP
    For your resolution,a card like GTX 460 or 5850 is fine and since you play at a high resolution, you won't see much of a bottleneck(in almost all games)
  16. ^ solid recommendations.
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