Hey. I need a new video card since mine is currently a 9200se and is terrible with newer games. The card I may get is the 9800 Pro which is only $150 AUD (approx 80 - 90 USD). Do you think this is worth it?
Please do not say "save up for a better one" or something. This is all I have at the moment but if you have another card in mind around the same price range could you please let me know.
thats a pretty good price on a 9800pro.
Yeah, that's a pretty good price for a 9800, but does it have 128MB of memory, or 256?
Don't get a 9800pro. Its to old for new games and the thing likes to overheat and die even with stock heat/sink fan with out over clocking it with in a year. Get a 6600, X700, or a 6600GT. A LOT better cards in the same price range.
AgentlaidlawDon't get a 9800pro. Its to old for newer games and Mine liked to overheat and die even with the stock heat/sink fan with out over clocking it with in a year. Get a 6600, X700, or a 6600GT. A LOT better cards in the same price range.
Had to fix your incorrect statement.
6600GT or 9800 PRO. Both great middle ground cards.
We Are HereticPlease do not say "save up for a better one" or something. This is all I have at the moment but if you have another card in mind around the same price range could you please let me know.
he asked if this was the best card in his price range of 80-90 USD. those other cards are more and according to this link, http://tomshardware.com/2005/07/05/vga_charts_vii/page4.html the 9800pro is the best bang for his buck at that price.
$150 is quite cheap for a 9800 Pro. Do you have a link?
If you can get it for that price, then go for it.
My last video card was a 9800 PRO with 128MB, and it tackled Doom 3 very very will on High (crazy stuff). It's a bit outdated, yes, but if you don't feel like saving and that's all you currently have, then, go for it.
No, no, no. The 9800 card is an inferno, even at stock settings. There is an inherant design flaw on the memory/GPU bus, as far as I recall, which caused a lot of instability. Add to that the pathetic cooling solution and you have yourself one poor card.
Go for either a 6600 or an X700 - over here you can get a 9800 for around £70, and a 6600GT / X700PE for around £85. The extra price will, in the long run, make up for the endless crashes and VPU recovery screens that plague the 9800 series.
First of all, you guys really need to stop hating on the 9800pro. I have one and it kicks a 6600's ass.AND IT DOES NOT OVERHEAT LIKE YOU GUYS SAY IT DOES! Get the 9800PRO, it is definetely the best bang for the buck in your price range. i got my 9800 pro for 129$ at newegg (or somewhere around there) i saw a 9800PRO for 104$ at newegg just recently!!!! Also, a 6600GT is only 128bit, so a 9800PRO has it there.