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,
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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.

    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.
  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)
  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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