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I got a free nVidia 9800GT!

Postby THCAndy » 08 Feb 2011, 13:01

I arrived at my internship today, and my mentors gave me a free graphics card!

The SLI®-Ready NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800 GT has arrived. Enjoy industry-leading features such as NVIDIA PhysX™ technology* that brings your games to life and HybridPower™ for optimal power management. And with GeForce 9 Series goodness, 112 processor cores and a 256-bit frame buffer, this GPU’s got the stuff hardcore gamers have been waiting for. *PhysX drivers are required to experience in-game GPU PhysX acceleration. Visit www.nvidia.com/PhysX for more details.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_ge ... gt_us.html

I get a lot of the specs from the website, but I'm not exactly sure what is good, or not, as far as numbers go. So I guess I should ask, if anyone knows about graphics cards, is this a good card? What makes it good? Possibly some pros and cons?

Thanks :)
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Re: I got a free nVidia 9800GT!

Postby shovenose » 08 Feb 2011, 15:54

ats a pretty good card. how much graphics memory does yours have?
expect to play medium settings on most games.

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Re: I got a free nVidia 9800GT!

Postby 14049752 » 08 Feb 2011, 16:25

I think that it's a 512MB card.

It's a decent card, but it's a few generations behind. It'll still play games well, though.

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Re: I got a free nVidia 9800GT!

Postby THCAndy » 08 Feb 2011, 19:39

How is it compared to GeForce 6600 GT?
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Re: I got a free nVidia 9800GT!

Postby 14049752 » 08 Feb 2011, 19:43

THCAndy wrote:How is it compared to GeForce 6600 GT?



Lots faster. Fast enough that nobody even bothers to compare the two in benchmarks. :mrgreen:

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Re: I got a free nVidia 9800GT!

Postby THCAndy » 08 Feb 2011, 21:36

I got it hooked up, and installed the correct driver. It's looking good, especially on my new 22" monitor.
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Re: I got a free nVidia 9800GT!

Postby shovenose » 08 Feb 2011, 21:41

HOw many MB memory does it have?
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/

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Re: I got a free nVidia 9800GT!

Postby THCAndy » 08 Feb 2011, 21:45

As 14049752 said, it's got 512MB of memory.
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Re: I got a free nVidia 9800GT!

Postby shovenose » 08 Feb 2011, 21:49

youre lucky :)


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Re: I got a free nVidia 9800GT!

Postby fords8 » 08 Feb 2011, 23:33

I have the 9800GX2 in my rig right now.
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Older cardnow but works well with everything I toss at it.
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