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I'm Loving My New Card - PNY 9800GT :)

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    Had an HD4850 Sapphire card previously and had all sorts of problems with games, framerates, BSOD, stutter/judder...so I finally traded it in today at my local CEX for a 9800GT 512 PNY card and I am over the moon. Heat wise its brilliant only going to 55c LOAD on Crysis...speaking of which it plays the game sooo smooth I'm in love :) Every game I have tried it with I have higher frames and no stutter in site. This has restored my faith in PC gaming 150% I'm green now and it rocks!!!

    Anyone have any hint of what these can overclock to and any options i should look for in the nvidia control panel as I have become so used to the ATI catalyst I now have no idea with NVIDIA. Thanks in advance guys:nutkick:
     
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    Why not keep everything at stock?
    Btw, did you OC your HD 4850, maybe that was cause of all the problems.

    Btw, glad you are loving your new 9800gt, what was the price on it?
    aLSO do you mind to post your GPU-Z ?
     
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    :rolleyes:

    Aaaaaanyways... I like evga precision for overclocking, and then I test for stability with Furmark
     
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    My 9600 GT can reach 780MHz/1925MHz/1075MHz (2150 MHz DDR) GPU/SPU/RAM, so you should have no trouble reaching somewhere near those speeds.
    I use RivaTuner, mainly because it just WORKS; it detects my card without any fidling, unlike some other programs I've tried.
     
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    Hello mate, I will keep it at stock at the mo as its playing everything flawlessly but just wanted the heads up for when I need it. It was 90 at CEX and should statistically be slightly under the performance of my previous card but its just wiping the floor with it, so maybe i had a duff card all along?? Anyways, here is my GPU-z

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, the HD4850 takes the 9800GT and throws it through a brick wall then wipes the floor with its face.
    And most HD4850s can OC to at least 700Mhz. So that just adds to the pounding. lol.
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    Also, was it the sapphire card with the ugly aluminum cooler? If so... thats not even good.. Them cards are very... "luck" oriented... you may get a good one, you may not.
     
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    No it was a Standard HD4850 Sapphire
     
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    Well u shoulda bought the 4830. Same performance as the 9800GT and cheaper.
     
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    Why keep everything at stock is the real question my friend.
     
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    I doubt his 9800gt will go that high. Mine reaches 750/1875/2100 but push it much more than that and it's trouble. Lower end cards tend to clock higher than the high-end cards, I think it's because high-end cards have a lot more "stuff" to em (for example, the 9600gt packs 64 shaders, the 9800gt packs 112)
     
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    4% difference is hardly what I would call "throwing it through a brick wall then wiping the floor with its face".

    I would call it "not noticeable" instead.
     
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    Ok but its the gaming experience im on about. Its all smooth and the image quality looks better IMO. Better drivers? Any views on this guys.....do ATI give higher framerates but lose performance in regards of smoothness? I'm interested and in no way a fanboy of either just saying what i have seen so far.
     
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    I always tought the 4850 is better than the 9800gt by a lot too. But 4830 = Underclocked 4850 w/ less shaders = 9800 GT so the graph seems about right.
     
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    9800 GT is a good card, i would think the 4850 would perform better tho.
     
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    I took the same journey ... But the other way around .. :laugh:

    The HD3850 its a pleasant VGA to deal with . ;)
     
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    LifeOnMars,

    May I ask what is your 3D marks 06 score? because I currently have my 9600 GT overclocked and bios flashed somewhat and I want to know how it compares to a 9800 GT at stock
     
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    Im sorry.. It is wiping the floor with its face when you OC it.
    I can run my HD4850 @ 750Mhz on stock cooling w/o real trouble (as long as the VRMs are kept cool enough)...
    So I would easily say it wipes the floor with its face.
    (When it comes to comparing stock cards, then yes it wouldn't be very noticeable.., but the fact that he is comparing w/ the intention of Overclocking... thats where my assumption comes into play.)
    ;-)
     
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    You can oc both cards so there is no point saying that.

    For example there is a slight difference between the gtx260 and the 4870, but the 4870 rapes it when oc'd. Yes true but the gtx could equalise also by overclocking so its pretty much a non issue.
     
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    Last I checked the HD4870 was 750Mhz.
    My HD4850 reaches 750Mhz.
    HD4870 = 15% better than the 9800GT according to the chart...
    I doubt the 9800GT can reach the clockspeeds needed unless it had some very good aftermarket cooling.
    Fly
     
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    Comparing clock speeds between ati and nvidia is pointless. E.g my gtx 260 runs at 575 but smokes a 4850 and 4830.

    Its also the luck of the draw that your card runs at that speed, Wile E has a 8800GT that reached 1ghz so does that mean every 8800GT runs that fast. Also 4870 has GDDR5 which should account for a few percent.
     
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    11,097 mate :)
     
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    The 9800GT overclocks also. Saying an overclocked card wipes the floor with a stock card doesn't make sense.

    An HD4850 with a 750MHz core clock definitely doesn't make it a HD4870. The HD4870 has GDDR5, giving it roughly double the memory bandwidth. This makes a huge difference.

    Also, the 9800GT tends to overclock a lot better on the stock cooler, though most HD4850's don't use the stock cooler because it sucks. Though finding one that will do 750MHz is rare, most stuggle to break 725, and breaking 700MHz is a stretch on the stock cooler.
     
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    If you are playing at 1280x1024 and you get 50 frames or more in every game.

    Remember, the more heat you run through a electronic device, the shorter it's lifespan, and with the usual added risk of overclocking you risk frying your card. (Though that doesn't happen much)

    If you don't have to overclock, unless your benching, my advice is not to.
     
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    That card is a beast :)
     

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