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.
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-...
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.
450 is faster than 9800GTX+ but the performance difference isn't worth it.
I meant 5850 not 5770,sorry for the typo
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)