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Hi all,

Quick question. Is the GTS 450 worth it over a 9800GTX+ condsidering I can get it for cheap. This card is also going to be used for folding.

I'm comparing a 2GB GTS 450 vs a 512MB 9800GTX+.
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It might be worth the cost for folding, but definitely not in gaming. I doubt you'll see any difference.
 
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Originally Posted by onoz;15262740 
It might be worth the cost for folding, but definitely not in gaming. I doubt you'll see any difference.

Well, I meant overall (features). I already have a gaming rig, but I might install install some light games on it. wink.gif
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Thanks, I'll look into it.
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it seems that Google tells me that the GTS250 is basically a 9800gtx+ with just more ram and you don't need the ram for folding so.... I'm cheap so that's where I'm coming from haha
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A 768mb GTX460 should be around the same price and is much more powerful.
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I think it'd be more of a sidegrade. I believe GTS450s cost less power and therefore would produce less heat, but for the price that's really all you'd be paying for. Not a lot of performance increases imo.
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Quote:
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Originally Posted by hednik;15262955 
it seems that Google tells me that the GTS250 is basically a 9800gtx+ with just more ram and you don't need the ram for folding so.... I'm cheap so that's where I'm coming from haha

GTS 450, not 250.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Droogie;15263271 
A 768mb GTX460 should be around the same price and is much more powerful.
Show me a GTX 460 768 for around the same price as a 450. Occasionally the 460 will go down to 80 AR (The Galaxy one a few weeks ago), but then again, the 450 has been 60 AR at times.

The 450 is an upgrade to the 9800GTX+. Uses less power, DX 11, more shaders (more PPD for folding) and more RAM.
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Originally Posted by Droogie;15263271 
A 768mb GTX460 should be around the same price and is much more powerful.

in this case, a GTS 450 = 58 euros. A GTX 460 768 = 140 euro.
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Originally Posted by derickwm;15263326 
I think it'd be more of a sidegrade. I believe GTS450s cost less power and therefore would produce less heat, but for the price that's really all you'd be paying for. Not a lot of performance increases imo.

Figured it would be something like that
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GTS 450, not 250.


Show me a GTX 460 768 for around the same price as a 450. Occasionally the 460 will go down to 80 AR (The Galaxy one a few weeks ago), but then again, the 450 has been 60 AR at times.

The 450 is an upgrade to the 9800GTX+. Uses less power, DX 11, more shaders (more PPD for folding) and more RAM.

How much PPD do you get on your 450?
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How much PPD do you get on your 450?
Don't remember off hand, I GPU and CPU fold when they are going, but I think around 8000 PPD average? I can fire it up tonight for a few WU and see.

Overall it is not a huge increase over a 98090GTX+ (been a while since I folded with one of those, seems like it was ~6000 PPD?), and probably minimal FPS increase in games (depending on the game and resolution).
Edited by blupupher - 10/11/11 at 1:29pm
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