Re: Official "I just got my GeForce 9800 GTX" thread
My 8800gtx started to artifact yesterday so I called EVGA and it was determined that it was defective any wayís I picked up a BFG O/C 9800GTX at Best Buy while I do the advanced RMA, and then sell the 8800GTX on EBay when I get it back from RMA..
I played with the 9800GTX today the first things I noticed are the temps around 10c less in heat around 56c to 60c idle the 8800GTX would idle around 70c it makes a nice difference in my Cosmo case which gets pretty hot so that was a nice plus.
The other thing I notice was the fan noise when idle it's barely audible but if you set it to 100% fan speed using Ntune itís pretty loud.
The performances of the 2 are pretty even with the 9800GTX ever so slightly it almost reminds me of when I owned an ATI 9700 then upgraded to a 9800 for those that can relate. Itís ever so slightly faster but not by much I played ETQW and got about a 2 to 5 fps, and thatís it so far.
I will keep the 9800GTX and then again off the 8800GTX on EBay for the reason I mentioned above so in all pretty happy with it for other reasons, other than speed but I pretty much knew that going into it.
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