I sent my GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card back to the manufacturer due to a problem it had. They sent me a replacement card which is an ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 MB DDR5 DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card. What is the opinion on this card? Did I step up or step back or was it an even trade?
That's a weird choice of replacement...you'd think they would at least send you another nVidia card.
Anyway, the 9800GT was pretty close to top of the line when it came out. The 5670 is newer, but it's a mid-range GPU. If they have to compensate your 9800GT with an ATi card, they should at least give you a 5770 or so.
Sounds like a fair trade more or less. Was this with XFX?
That's pretty odd. Most time you will either simply get a replacement card (like another 9800) or if the models not available you get the equivalent new card.
The 5670 should be about the same as a 9800 performance wise though.
If you ask me, the replacement card should be as close as possible to the value of the original card when it was brand new, not after two years of depreciation.
I'd say if they should offer you something along the lines of a GTX 260 or thereabouts for a suitable nVidia card replacement, or a 5770 or maybe 5850 for ATi.
It was XFX. Great customer service. They would keep me posted during the whole situation. I would have liked to know what was wrong with the card but I probably would not understand it anyway. I am glad the swapped it out for me. I just wanted to know what you guys thought of the new card. Thanks
It's just not as good a card as you should be getting. You're effectively trading down. You're going from a high-end card to an upper mid-range one.
Wouldn't that be a bit over the top?
As a replacement for a 9800GT? I don't think so...the 9800GT was pretty much the second best card nVidia had at that point, and it cost accordingly. The 5850 isn't quite the best current ATi card, and I think it would be a fitting replacement.
If this were my replacement, I wouldn't accept anything less than a 5770 or maybe 5830, and even then I would consider myself slightly at a loss.
When the 9800gt was out it was at best the 5th best card for nvidia, it was never a top of the line card, bang for the buck sure. But top of the line it was not. And considering XFX isn't going to sell nvidia cards anymore, this shouldn't really be a big surprise.
8800ultra>8800gtx>9800gtx/+>8800gts 512>8800gts 640>9800gt