Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX Review

World In Conflict

This is another power-hungry game, though not a match for Crysis (we didn't have to lower the resolutions here). World In Conflict was sufficiently fluid only without antialiasing at the last level, which is very demanding. The HD 3870 X2 finally showed its stuff under these conditions. The 9800 GTX was again between the cards from the previous generation (according to Nvidia, at least) - meaning the 8800 Ultra and GTX, both of which moved well ahead once antialiasing was enabled due to their additional memory. As for the 8800 GTS 512 MB, it lagged behind the 9800 GTX by between 5% and 10%.

  • 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?