Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX Review

Call Of Duty 4

Call of Duty 4 ran smoothly on most of the cards -proof of the well-stocked ranks in the midrange/high-end segment. In this context, the 9800 GTX did exceptionally well, scoring fastest in all cases without filters activated, and on a par with the 3870 X2 with the filters activated - ahead of the 8800 GTX and the 8800 GTS 512 MB. Its lead on the latter card, at up to 16 and 18%, was higher than the spread in the specifications (4% for the GPU and 13% for the memory). These results offer more evidence that demonstrate how the drivers must have a lot to do with these performances.

  • BPT747
    Interesting results, I have found several card makers (Palit, Asus, Evga, and Zotac) that make a 1GB 8800GT(S). Since you were speaking of the memory limitations of the 9800GTX, I am curious how these cards would preform with the 8800 driver optimizations you mentioned.
  • Spectere
    I purchased a GF9800GTX not long after it came out and the only time I recall hearing the fan spin up to high (which is fairly loud) is when the card first initialized itself when I turn my system on. I've logged many hours of game time on this rig and haven't heard it spin up at all. I'm using the ForceWare 174.74 drivers and an XFX branded card (if that would make any difference at all...probably not).
  • teamjawbox
    Would an Intel Core 2 Duo Dual Core E6600 (2.4ghz) 1066FSB processor bottleneck the 9800GTX? Trying to decide whether to get one or not and dont want to get it and not see an increase in performance due to my processor. Thanks!
  • ziegemon
    Processor bottleneck goes up to about 3.2 Ghz on my Q9450
  • TiberiumSoldier
    i am going to buy an intel Core 2 Duo E8500 with ASUS or XFX or eVGA 9800gtx and 2gb Corsair Dominator ram.. is this a good option??? or i should buy an AMD Phenom 9600?