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Cheapest comparable card to a 9800GT?

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a c 87 U Graphics card
October 7, 2012 1:23:35 AM

Hey there - I'm looking to upgrade a couple computers.

What I'm upgrading is my old computer which has an xfx 9800GT, the other computer is my mother's, which uses integrated graphics.

I would like to take the 9800GT out of my old computer and put it in my mothers - buying either an upgrade or a comparable card for my old computer.

I don't use my old computer much, but a friend is going to buy it soon, which is why I want to do this.

I was looking at buying an XFX 9800GTX+, but they're going for $120+. Way too much for what I'm looking for,
and I'm sure there are newer cards way cheaper that can match it. (But I don't know older cards well enough to know what I'm looking for.)


So here's my question. How much of an upgrade is a GTX+ from a plain 'ol GT?

Given that, what's the cheapest card that will match the performance of the 9800GT? What card will match the GTX+?

Thanks!
October 7, 2012 2:42:46 AM

Performance:

6670 GDDR5 = 9800GT

GTS 250 = 9800GTX+

By the way, GTS 250 is a rebadged 9800GTX+.
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October 7, 2012 2:44:20 AM

Regor245 said:
6670 GDDR5

GTS 250 = 9800GTX+




A radeon 6670 would give the same performance and a Radeon 7750 is only 90$ at newegg and this is definitely better then a 9800gtx+
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October 7, 2012 2:45:12 AM

jdwii said:
A radeon 6670 would give the same performance and a Radeon 7750 is only 90$ at newegg and this is definitely better then a 9800gtx+


I agree :p 

7750 is a better choice for just a few bucks over 6670 GDDR5.
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a c 87 U Graphics card
October 7, 2012 3:02:24 AM

So basically for $40 I could get the equivalent of a 9800GTX+, or for $90 I could get the best card that doesn't require an aux power supply?

I think I'd probably go with the 250. Does the fact that it's GT_S_ rather than X mean anything in particular?
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