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

Discussion in 'General Nonsense' started by LifeOnMars, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Most people who overclock don't keep it long enough for it to shorten its lifespan and there are models sold that are pre overclocked so you might as well to save money and you will get the same life span for less £$€

    The 2900XTX looks like a beast on gpuz but in real gaming terms its mediocre.
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    Ah, but the 9800gt really is a beast. Just about the 3rd or 4th best in the 9 series lineup, 9800GX2 > 9800GTX+ > 9800GTX > 9800GT, and there's not too much of a difference between the 9800GTX and 9800GT, just overloaded with steroids.
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    if you have a 9800GT and game at 1680X1050 or below there is little or no reason to "upgrade" to a 4850. you will never see that $150 worth of difference

    if you are upgrading from a lower end card and prefer nvidia for w/e reason a 9800GT is almost just as well as a 4850, overclocked or not

    and stock it even outperforms it in some games


    /2 cents
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    All done on the stock cooler. Just gotta be smart enough to cool the VRMs better... the thermal tape on the VRMs was replaced with a thermal ASC Mesh Pad instead of the stock pad.
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    I had 9800GT and 4850 is not much of an upgrade. For overclocking I had 3 9800GT and all were 700/1750-1800/1075 so

    700-600=100 overclock for 9800GT and
    750-625=125 overclock for 4850
    And for mem 4850 goes from 1000 to 1075 = 75MHz overclock and
    9800GT does 900 to 1075 = 175 Mhz
    I think that after overclock 9800GT could come closer than at stock.
    And 4850 costs 30% more.
    So there is little difference here but not much.
    For the money 9800GT is amazing card.
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    Did you even attempt to fix the issues you had with the 4850 before you went and bought another card? I don't know anyone with a 4850 that had the issues you experienced. About 4850 overclocking, it really is about keeping the VRM's cool, I get 730MHz on stock volts.

    Glad you got a card that works well thou, have fun with it:)
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    I can push my VRAM to 2.4Ghz DDR (2,200Mhz SDR)
    Also, the HD4850 = $145 ($115 with MIR) SHIPPED
    9800GT= $129.99 + $9 Shipping
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    Yes I tried several things , just couldnt get a smooth gaming experience whatever i did:( This card however has just dazzled me so far and even on the more taxing games where the fps do drop down to lets say 20-30 it still produces smooth gameplay. Numbers mean nothing to me, I only game at 1280x1024 anyways. As long as its smooth with all the eye candy im a happy gamer:rockout:
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    Sweet mother of god!!!! you need almost 1.8v Vcore just to get that toledo up to a measly 2.2Ghz??? :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
    I hope your watercooled or maybe you live at the north pole

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