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Buying a 980GTX+ now?

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February 22, 2013 4:23:17 PM

Hey guys

my current config is:

core 2 duo 2.93 ghz
4gb ram

Now last week my 9800 Gt card blew up on me. I was quite happy with its performance as i dont play on a large screen tv and am happy with medium settings. My rig was able to run most of the games at an acceptable quality(30+ fps ).

Now the thing is i am really tired of shelling out cash on my pc lol..and im getting a very good deal on 9800 gtx+ 512 mb ddr3 card..i am getting it for about rs. 4000 (80$) on ebay india. AT HD 7750 which is slightly better than 9800 gtx+ is available for Rs7000(about 55-60$ more)

So my question being , should i go for the 9800 gtx+ card? I know its an older gen card but i just want to run games decently for like another year. I dont play on a big screen hdtv and dont want the highest quality graphics. I just want the games to run smoothly and nicely

Thanks in advance for replies

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a c 236 U Graphics card
February 22, 2013 4:33:40 PM

The 9800GTX+ is slightly better than your failed 9800GT. If you were happy with your old performance, then it is a reasonable thing to do.

a b U Graphics card
February 22, 2013 4:48:04 PM

geofelt said:
The 9800GTX+ is slightly better than your failed 9800GT. If you were happy with your old performance, then it is a reasonable thing to do.


^+1

If you were happy with your 9800GT, the GTX+ is even faster, and it costs almost half the price of the 7750. You kind of answered your own question. ;) 
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February 22, 2013 5:00:34 PM

aviral1990 said:
Hey guys
...
So my question being , should i go for the 9800 gtx+ card? I know its an older gen card but i just want to run games decently for like another year. I dont play on a big screen hdtv and dont want the highest quality graphics. I just want the games to run smoothly and nicely

Thanks in advance for replies



No, No, No. The nvidia 9800 cards are all bad (bad bumps); It's simply a matter of time before they fail. If you want a cheap card with the same performance try the gtx 280/285/295. Great cards. Or the 560ti. Another great card.

M.
February 22, 2013 5:00:37 PM

9800 GTX+/GTS 250 => GTS 450 (directx11, low temp, noise, power consumption)
a c 81 U Graphics card
February 22, 2013 5:13:06 PM

sammual777 said:
No, No, No. The nvidia 9800 cards are all bad (bad bumps); It's simply a matter of time before they fail. If you want a cheap card with the same performance try the gtx 280/285/295. Great cards. Or the 560ti. Another great card.

M.


My old 9800GT is in my secondary rig, still gets heavy gaming use a few days a week, and has been going strong for bloody ever.
a b U Graphics card
February 22, 2013 5:25:18 PM

DarkSable said:
My old 9800GT is in my secondary rig, still gets heavy gaming use a few days a week, and has been going strong for bloody ever.


Mine as well but the use has gone down
a b U Graphics card
February 22, 2013 6:18:58 PM

OP

maybe look at a gts240 it should perform slightly better than your 8800gt
a c 271 U Graphics card
February 22, 2013 7:13:45 PM

sammual777 said:
No, No, No. The nvidia 9800 cards are all bad (bad bumps); It's simply a matter of time before they fail. If you want a cheap card with the same performance try the gtx 280/285/295. Great cards. Or the 560ti. Another great card.

M.

Methinks you are confused with the 86xx mobile parts.
February 22, 2013 8:40:20 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Methinks you are confused with the 86xx mobile parts.


Actually it affects everything between the g80 to g98 versions. Desktop and laptop. Google is your friend.


M.
a c 243 U Graphics card
February 22, 2013 8:53:18 PM

I too bought a 9800GTX+ new and although I don't own it anymore the friend I sold it to still uses it and it still runs fine. I never heard of that generation of cards failing at a high rate.
a c 271 U Graphics card
February 22, 2013 9:04:10 PM

sammual777 said:
Actually it affects everything between the g80 to g98 versions. Desktop and laptop. Google is your friend.


M.

Having used a pair of 8800GT's for a few years (That's what went on to become the 9800 series) I know you are you are wrong.
February 24, 2013 6:27:24 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Having used a pair of 8800GT's for a few years (That's what went on to become the 9800 series) I know you are you are wrong.


"How widespread is the problem? We told you about G84 and G86s as well as G92 and G9sl. From the materials side, it appears that all non-R and non-F lot numbered parts made on the 65nm and 55nm processes are defective. The flaw is a downright idiotic materials mix choices coupled with poor chip design and inadequate testing. It is a case of errors compounding errors. They are all defective."

http://semiaccurate.com/2010/07/11/what-nvidia-should-d...

http://semiaccurate.com/2010/07/11/why-nvidias-duff-chi...

http://semiaccurate.com/2010/07/11/investigation-confir...


Like I said.

M.
a c 271 U Graphics card
February 24, 2013 7:56:27 PM

sammual777 said:
"How widespread is the problem? We told you about G84 and G86s as well as G92 and G9sl. From the materials side, it appears that all non-R and non-F lot numbered parts made on the 65nm and 55nm processes are defective. The flaw is a downright idiotic materials mix choices coupled with poor chip design and inadequate testing. It is a case of errors compounding errors. They are all defective."

http://semiaccurate.com/2010/07/11/what-nvidia-should-d...

http://semiaccurate.com/2010/07/11/why-nvidias-duff-chi...

http://semiaccurate.com/2010/07/11/investigation-confir...


Like I said.

M.

Knowing how anti Nvidia that site is means anything posted there is discounted by those with any intelligence.
a c 81 U Graphics card
February 24, 2013 8:05:20 PM

sammual777 said:
"How widespread is the problem? We told you about G84 and G86s as well as G92 and G9sl. From the materials side, it appears that all non-R and non-F lot numbered parts made on the 65nm and 55nm processes are defective. The flaw is a downright idiotic materials mix choices coupled with poor chip design and inadequate testing. It is a case of errors compounding errors. They are all defective."


How can you possibly use that as proof of anything?

Even the paragraph you quoted is so obviously filled with bias it's not even funny.
a c 243 U Graphics card
February 24, 2013 8:26:08 PM

^ They beat me too it. Semiaccurate is the most appropriately named website I can think of.
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