Cheapest comparable card to a 9800GT?

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!
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  1. Performance:

    6670 GDDR5 = 9800GT

    GTS 250 = 9800GTX+

    By the way, GTS 250 is a rebadged 9800GTX+.
  2. 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+
  3. 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.
  4. 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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