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I just wanted to get some input from you guys if I got a good buy or not. I just paid $62.00 for a mint condition for a 9800GTX I know it's a little older but funds are holding me back and need an upgrade from my cheap 8500. Was it a good deal?
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i say its a good buy, my gtx+ hasnt let me down for a good 2 years
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i just sold mine for 100, lol
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For a regular GTX it's a toss up as sometimes you can grab a GTX+ for 70, and sometime grab a 450 for $85.
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Good deal to me..My bro uses my old GTS 250 which isn't much better and it performs good for him.
    
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Though the regular 9800GTX is slower than the 8800GTX.
A friend bought the GTX+ and got 5FPS more on "- Real-Time High Dynamic Range Image-Based Lighting -" than me. Both was on stock, both had similar CPU speed. (he: 2.83GHz Q9550, Me: 2.85GHz Q9300)
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I know it's a toss up compared to some other cards but for that price it will blow my old 8500GT away for now until I get more money.
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Yeah very good. As just said, GTS 250 is similar but costs a lot more normally.
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Yeah man good deal, its a bit dated but it should work well for most games.
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Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
Though the regular 9800GTX is slower than the 8800GTX.
A friend bought the GTX+ and got 5FPS more on "- Real-Time High Dynamic Range Image-Based Lighting -" than me. Both was on stock, both had similar CPU speed. (he: 2.83GHz Q9550, Me: 2.85GHz Q9300)
That's not a valid comparison. The 9800GTX (not +) is a G92 core, essentially a rebranded 8800GTS 512 G92. Technically the clocks were slower on the G92 and there was less memory, but the 8800GTS was right there with the 8800GTX on low-mid resolutions where the memory shortage wasn't a factor. Not to mention the G92 was way more efficient in terms of TDP. The 9800GTX+ is NOT the same as the 9800GTX, the GTX+ is based on a newer G92b chip. Barring other factors I'd say the 5FPS is as much a function of difference in processor cache, even at a lower core clock in the 2 systems. There's a good thread here about the differences in the G92 core and the revisions for those interested.

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