Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › 9800GX2 = Returned to the store.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

9800GX2 = Returned to the store. - Page 3

post #21 of 43
I've been running 9800 GX2 Quad SLI for a couple of weeks, and I have noticed several things. Most games tend to stutter, my favourite Team Fortress 2 being one of them. Crysis is the only game where I saw a benefit.

Kinda regretting moving up from 8800 GTX Tri SLi to this. Drivers are still shoddy... and I am not that impressed with the cards unfortunately.
Reaper
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
QX9650 - D-Tek Fuzion V2 EVGA nForce 790i Dual BFG 9800GX2 4 Gb OCZ DDR 3 1800 Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
RAID 0 2x Velociraptor 300 Gb, x2 250 Gb WD RAID 1 Pioneer Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64 bit Dell 24" 1920 x 1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Enermax 1000 W Galaxy DXX Thermaltake Armour Plus Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Razer Destructor 
  hide details  
Reply
Reaper
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
QX9650 - D-Tek Fuzion V2 EVGA nForce 790i Dual BFG 9800GX2 4 Gb OCZ DDR 3 1800 Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
RAID 0 2x Velociraptor 300 Gb, x2 250 Gb WD RAID 1 Pioneer Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64 bit Dell 24" 1920 x 1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Enermax 1000 W Galaxy DXX Thermaltake Armour Plus Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Razer Destructor 
  hide details  
Reply
post #22 of 43
Bascilly what I got from the OP was this...

The card plays Crysis pretty good, but a lot of the other games he played he got a lot of choking/stuttering at higher resolutions. With his Ultra he might not as get higher FPS, but it's smoother lower fps.

I believe this has to do with the amount of memory on the card itself.

Am I correct in my statement fuzzynutz?
post #23 of 43
i've always found single card solutions seem to run games "smoother" sure you get better scores in the benchies but for some reason i've always noticed a slight stutter with both crossfire and sli
Mine
(16 items)
 
  
Reply
Mine
(16 items)
 
  
Reply
post #24 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssgwright View Post
i've always found single card solutions seem to run games "smoother" sure you get better scores in the benchies but for some reason i've always noticed a slight stutter with both crossfire and sli
I have to disagree with that. I have noticed that with my tri setup I see a lot smoother game play. Some times I have to change to alt frame rendering in certian games, but after I find the sweet spot and tweak the profile in the nvidia control panel it's a done deal.
post #25 of 43
I love the 9800gx2's but part of the problem that people are having is that there are still alot of games that dont benifit from sli as much as they should since it isnt built in to the game. so for instance a game like css or tf2 really wont benifit to much from the card compared to a powerful ultra. thats my .02cents.
post #26 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by RAFFY View Post
I love the 9800gx2's but part of the problem that people are having is that there are still alot of games that dont benifit from sli as much as they should since it isnt built in to the game. so for instance a game like css or tf2 really wont benifit to much from the card compared to a powerful ultra. thats my .02cents.

That is true, but I don't usually get poor frames in Doom 1 ;P
post #27 of 43
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2Luke2 View Post
Bascilly what I got from the OP was this...

The card plays Crysis pretty good, but a lot of the other games he played he got a lot of choking/stuttering at higher resolutions. With his Ultra he might not as get higher FPS, but it's smoother lower fps.

I believe this has to do with the amount of memory on the card itself.

Am I correct in my statement fuzzynutz?

Yes sorry if I didn't explain it properly. Crysis played better, however, there were some slow downs in the game, not nearly as bad as other games I have (TF2, Sins of a Solar Empire).

The issue was going back to what Grunion pointed out in the Crysis Benchmark Thread. The 9800GX2 benchmark scores, were in a sense inflated, because they were still experiencing the same low minimum FPS as the other higher end cards.
poop on a stick
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4930k x79 dark 780 ti asus 780 ti 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOS
32GB DDR2400 patriot Viper 512GB 540 pro 1TB 540 evo ktaken x60 
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
asus pb287 asus pb287 supernova h440 
  hide details  
Reply
poop on a stick
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4930k x79 dark 780 ti asus 780 ti 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOS
32GB DDR2400 patriot Viper 512GB 540 pro 1TB 540 evo ktaken x60 
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
asus pb287 asus pb287 supernova h440 
  hide details  
Reply
post #28 of 43
This happens with every new card release... My 8800GTXs were basically unusuable when I bought them a year ago.

The 9800GX2 will be fine in a month or so... however the 9900GTX will be out before long (Q3 08) and is suppose to replace the 9800GX2 and it doesn't have built in SLI (which is a good thing because built in SLI is buggy)
The Leviathan
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700k @ 4.7GHz MSI Z170A Gaming M7 12GB NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal) 32GB G.Skill Ripjaws V (DDR4 3200) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
2x 1TB Samsung 960 PRO 193TB unRAID Server 3x 140mm Noctua NF-A14 Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 65" LG 65E6P (4K OLED) Ducky DK9008 Shine 3  Corsair AX860 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Corsair Obsidian 750D Logitech G502 Proteus Sprectrum Denon X7200WA (Receiver) 2x Klipsch RF-7 (Front Speakers) 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
4x Klipsch RS-62 (Surround Speakers) Klipsch RC-64 (Center Speaker) 4x Klipsch CDT-5800-C II (Atmos Speakers) 2x SVS PB16-Ultra (Subwoofers) 
  hide details  
Reply
The Leviathan
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700k @ 4.7GHz MSI Z170A Gaming M7 12GB NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal) 32GB G.Skill Ripjaws V (DDR4 3200) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
2x 1TB Samsung 960 PRO 193TB unRAID Server 3x 140mm Noctua NF-A14 Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 65" LG 65E6P (4K OLED) Ducky DK9008 Shine 3  Corsair AX860 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Corsair Obsidian 750D Logitech G502 Proteus Sprectrum Denon X7200WA (Receiver) 2x Klipsch RF-7 (Front Speakers) 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
4x Klipsch RS-62 (Surround Speakers) Klipsch RC-64 (Center Speaker) 4x Klipsch CDT-5800-C II (Atmos Speakers) 2x SVS PB16-Ultra (Subwoofers) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #29 of 43
i'm getting some choking and stuttering in TF2 as well with the 9800gx2 @ 2560x1600. it is a high resolution, but the card should be able to handle it. for the most part, gameplay is really smooth, but every once in a while, it chokes up and stutters for a second. i previously had an 8800gtx and didn't have this issue. across the board during my benchmarking tests, the 9800gx2 offered a better experience in COD4 and Crysis. i guess the 8800gtx offered a smoother experience. is this driver related? can this stuff be fixed?

I did get a weird thing in crysis too where the interiors were really stuttery and seemed to lag. outdoor environments were really smooth and it was enjoyable. i guess i'm still debating whether or not to keep the card...maybe new drivers will alleviate some of these issues. i guess i'd have to think that a lot of this is caused by the smaller memory size per card and the smaller memory interface
post #30 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by fuzzynutz View Post
Well I gave it about a week or so and about four different drivers, and I decided to return this thing.

In it's present state the 9800GX2 is no where near worth the cost associated. Going from an 8800 Ultra to this, the only thing I noticed was higher overall FPS, but the same minimum FPS and even worse, ungodly stuttering and choking.

Even in games such as Sins of a Solar Empire, the 9800GX2 would choke on just a couple particle effects being displayed on screen.

In Team Fortress 2, it was almost ridiculious. Drastic choking in the water area, and even worse it would get seriously bogged down.

I am not sure if it was a Video Memory issue or what, but at 1900x1200 these cards do not live up to the hype.

The price of an 8800GTX is $289.

Not saying the card is crap, like I said it does have a higher overall FPS in the games I played with it. Crysis was definetly an improvement, but still nothing you would justify the cost of these cards on if you already owned an 8800GTX/GTS/Ultra.

Well, my two cents.
Just curious about 8800 GTX's, where have you found them for 289? Because at newegg the cheapest is 340
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 E0 Asus Rampage Formula Diamond 4870 X2 4x1GB Mushkin 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Raptor 150 GB, Hitachi 500 GB 2 SATA Lightscribe burners Vista Home Premium x64 Gateway 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 (old school version) Silverstone DA1200 Soldam ZR3000 Logitech G5 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 E0 Asus Rampage Formula Diamond 4870 X2 4x1GB Mushkin 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Raptor 150 GB, Hitachi 500 GB 2 SATA Lightscribe burners Vista Home Premium x64 Gateway 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 (old school version) Silverstone DA1200 Soldam ZR3000 Logitech G5 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: NVIDIA
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › 9800GX2 = Returned to the store.