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Diversion
08-08-09, 03:35 PM
I've had a 7600GT with passive cooling for almost three years and I have to say that it has worked amazingly well for the kind of games i play. I even run Fallout 3 in 1650x1050 albeit with some frills turned off but it doesn't look to shabby.

I got fond of the passive cooling and ordered Gigabytes 9800GT silent cell 1 Gb. I know it's not a high end card but will the difference be noticeable on let's say Fallout and not just a few frames?

I couldn't find a test with direct comparision. I know the 8800 GT is basically the same card but I didn't find a direct comparison there either.

I run a Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13 and 4 Gb of ram btw.

henrybravo
08-08-09, 07:07 PM
You will be able to turn on more eye candy features (higher anti-aliasing levels, etc) with less performance hit. If you just run your games at their default graphical settings then you probably won't notice much difference other than higher frames/sec.

Diversion
08-08-09, 07:11 PM
You will be able to turn on more eye candy features (higher anti-aliasing levels, etc) with less performance hit. If you just run your games at their default graphical settings then you probably won't notice much difference other than higher frames/sec.

Actually it's the increased framerate that interests me the most. Do you have a rough percentage(I know it can vary a lot from game to game) on the increase all other things being equal?

henrybravo
08-08-09, 08:19 PM
I remember back in the day that the 8800 GT gave the GeForce 8800 GTS and ATI 2900 XT a run for their money. The 9800 GT is just a 55nm refresh of the 65nm 8800 GT, so they are very close (if not identical) performance-wise.

So the 9800 GT should be quite a bit faster than the 7600 GT. I'd venture to say 50%-100% faster depending on a lot of things of course.

Diversion
08-09-09, 11:08 AM
That should be plenty good for my needs then. Thanks man:)

CaptNKILL
08-09-09, 01:27 PM
Yeah, the 9800GT should be significantly faster than the 7600GT.

Here is a quick comparison of what the two cards can do.

Fill rate:
7600GT = 6,720 Mtexel ; 4480 Mpixel
9800GT = 33,600 Mtexel ; 9600 Mpixel

Bandwidth:
7600GT = 22.4GB\sec
9800GT = 57.6GB\sec

And the shader processing power between the two can't even be compared. You're going to see a huge difference. It'll be more than twice as fast in most cases I'd say. Though your CPU will limit your frame rates in Fallout 3. Those CPUs overclock really well though, so if you want to get a bit more performance, a few hundred Mhz would help a ton.

john19055
08-10-09, 04:52 PM
Most of the Core 2 E6400 will overclock to 3gigs with stock voltage,and that 9800GT will be a big improvement over the 7600GT.

Joe Public
08-11-09, 06:43 AM
I remember two years ago when I compared my old 6800GT @ Ultra (somewhat comparable to the 7600GT) to my back then, new 8800GTS 640MB. I was able to go from playing Oblivion (similar engine to FallOut3) in a mediocre 1152x864 with medium details, to playing it in 1600x1200 with everything set to max with 4xAA and even adding the texture enhancement mods. And with higher framerates. ;)

ragejg
08-11-09, 06:54 AM
This is similar to when I went from a 7800GS to an HD3850. It was a world of difference framerate-wise, and I was also able to turn most everything up to high or highest on most games... heck it STILL handles everything quite nice.

Diversion
08-13-09, 02:55 PM
Well I have now installed it. Since I have a Gigabyte Triton low budget Case I was a bit concerned about temperature.

I ran 3DMark06 and tried the Transformers 2 game. Idle is about 54 celcius and when I ran the game app it went to 68-72 degrees Celsius. (After running I immediately checked using the bundled app Gamers HUD).

Would you consider that normal.