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

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November 29, 2010 8:01:52 AM

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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November 29, 2010 8:17:02 AM

9800GTX+ ~ GTS250. So surely GTS450 SC is faster than 9800GTX+. :) 
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November 29, 2010 8:19:50 AM

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.
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November 29, 2010 8:39:58 AM

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.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
November 29, 2010 8:50:20 AM

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...
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November 29, 2010 11:18:37 AM

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.
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a c 169 U Graphics card
November 29, 2010 12:57:20 PM

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
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November 29, 2010 1:00:21 PM

5770 or 5870?
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a c 189 U Graphics card
November 29, 2010 1:14:01 PM

What is your monitor resolution?
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November 29, 2010 2:13:57 PM

I have a dual monitor setup, one is 1920 x 1080 and another is 1920 x 1200.
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a b U Graphics card
November 29, 2010 2:26:34 PM

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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.
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November 30, 2010 12:45:53 PM

450 esp an overclocked will beat a 9800 gtx+
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November 30, 2010 1:39:49 PM

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)
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November 30, 2010 1:43:45 PM

^ solid recommendations.
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