Guru3D: GeForce 9800 GTX 512 MB - (Single & SLI) review

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    GeForce 9800 GTX 512 - (Single & SLI) review

    Today is the day that NVIDIA launches it's GeForce 9800 GTX series of graphics cards. Guru3D will bring you two reviews on these products being launched today.

    A respin product series aimed at the enthusiast gamer, that is what the 9800 GTX is all about. Minor tweaks, some improvement, pretty equal to GeForce 8800 GTX performance is what the 9800 GTX is all about. So what's so hot about the GeForce 9800 GTX you ask ? The price .. expect a 249-299 EUR / 299-349 USD sales price.
    As stated Guru3D brings you two reviews:
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  2. Slam

    Slam Ancient Guru

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    Yep...being that's it's roughly equal to a 8800GTX, the only cool thing about it is the price. So if you have a 7 series or earlier, good time to take a hard look at these for buying potential.
     
  3. surrealX

    surrealX Ancient Guru

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    Thanks. Can't read it now but will do when I get home.
     
  4. Paladinchan

    Paladinchan Ancient Guru

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    now would i be nuts to step-up to one of these cards.. i would like to actually get a card that overclocks.. (one reason i would like to)
     

  5. klambre

    klambre Ancient Guru

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    Is only a theory but... I think nVidia is take a new path into that they are split his High end cards into SLI tecnology, that is cause lack of it.

    Now we have cheap cards, that is fun, but for get high PC we are bind go to SLI tecnology.
     
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  6. BBN

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    9900gtx is what Ill be waiting.
     
  7. hallryu

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    I'm not sure, that at the moment, this card is a big enough jump in performance to justify the pennies.

    Great review, as always.
     
  8. BlackZero

    BlackZero Ancient Guru

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    Performance pretty much on par with expectations and ofcourse great review.
     
  9. RemCo

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    Very good reviews:)

    Can we also expect a tri-sli review soon?I am really curious about that seeing that is the ''big'' advantage over the 8800GTS 512.
     
  10. Broseybrose

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    i love a source i can trust.

    looks like another 8800GTX is my only upgrading option... which is fine by me... i wont be upgrading anything until nehalem.
     

  11. eRa`

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    Great review as always.

    But despite the "Do not upgrade" advise I'll get one. Even overclocked my current card doesn't cut it at 1650x1080 plus massive AA/AF. The cheapest GTX I've spotted is at 274,00€ plus Neverwinter Nights 2. And I can sell my old 8800GTS so it won't cost that much.
     
  12. Rich_Guy

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    Yup, 9800 GTX would be a downgrade, as its just a renamed 8800 GTS 512mb, what a rip off, you could scribble the 8 and the S out on your own coolers and add a 9 and an X for nowt. :D
     
  13. dukedave5200

    dukedave5200 Ancient Guru

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    If you want "massive" AA you might consider finding a used 8800GTX or two instead of the 9800GTX... The extra ram and bandwidth should play more of a role in those cases - even if you can overclock the hell out of the 9800GTX...

    Just my opinion... I will basically be keeping my (over a year old) cards still as they are still on top in performance when it comes to my settings and resolution.
     
  14. Paladinchan

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    its funny how ppl are missing the point of the 9800GTX

    they are taking after ATI/AMD

    produce affordable high end cards then if ppl want exteme performance they would use multi-GPU solution.. i am thanking nVidia for this new way of doing business... i always hated looking to spend $300 on their "almost-kinda high end" card..

    plus besides Crysis not rly any games need a boost of FPS... cheaper computer makes me happy
     
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    Well i just submitted my Step-up program info to eVGA, considering it is only going to be 33.02 to jump to 9800GTX from 8800GTS, not too bad if you ask me!
     

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    im waiting till i have a "financial" cushion.. hehe
     
  17. TurboPenguin

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    Has anyone seen the Length of this card, dimensions?
     
  18. Feninski

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    well from the reviews i read it performs better than a 3870X2 in crysis and its cheaper ( here )... i think its a great card for that price
     
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    its the same length and size (and performance) as the 8800GTX according to the review.
     
  20. Slient Bob

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    When does this get released? I cant beleive how cheap it is for slightly better performance than an 8800GTX!

    Im going to read the SLi review and hopefully that will convince me as the single card review looked promising!
     

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