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XFX PVT98WYDFU GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-Bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

  • 128 CUDA Cores
  • 512MB 256-Bit GDDR3
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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  • Anonymous
  • 7/29/2009 10:37:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: Not terribly expensive, yet it runs great. I've got Crysis Warhead running quiet smoothly at 1280x800 at maximum settings and 4x AA. I sent in the mail in rebate form for $20 so this card was definitely a good buy for me.

Cons: None really. The fan can get a bit noisy when gaming, but that's normal.

Other Thoughts: Idles around ~60C. During gaming it can get up near 70C, but I've never seen it hit 70C.

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  • Alexander W.
  • 7/20/2009 12:19:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: Works just fine! Will sometimes actually outperform my EVGA 9800GTX+ in Folding@Home for some reason, and adds 60% more fps to many games.
Also, this card is roughly 0.5" shorter than my EVGA, which worked great for me because my mid-tower is a little tight for space.

Cons: Probably more because of SLI itself rather than this specific card, but for some reason Riv*Tun*r can no longer control the fan speeds on either card anymore. EVGA Precision works fine, so it's not a big deal.
Also, this card runs ~5-8C hotter than my EVGA even though the EVGA is in the primary slot. It's probably because the PCB is smaller. Still, temps aren't a big problem, even in my mid-tower.

Other Thoughts: Temps ran pretty hot for the first few days, but then they dropped significantly. I guess the heatsink paste had to cure.
This card only uses one 6-pin PCI-E power plug.

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  • Alexander R.
  • 7/10/2009 4:44:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent Card w/ SLI problems

Pros: -Excellent capabilities
-Low Cost/High Cost Effectiveness
-Tri-SLI capable
-Relatively low power consumption in comparison to newer cards
-By itself runs Crysis on High settings w/ ~30fps, COD4 maxed out
-2 Way SLI will double performance on games utilizing the technology
-1 6-pin connector on this model instead of two, making it easier to get an SLI capable PSU
-Capable of running SLI on 650W PSU with sufficient amperage

Cons: Major problems with running SLI with older 9800 gtx models. I have an XFX 9800 gtx xxx running in SLI with this card, and I went through hell to get it to work. Note that the only working configuration is to have the new card on the top slot with the older one below and the SLI bridge on the connector closest to the monitor connectors. All other configurations result in reading the new card as an 8800 gt, hence not capable of SLI with the older card. If you have this problem, it will work, but it takes some fiddling. Note that this was done with an MSI P7N Diamond, which is a 780i based board.

Also, XFX support can be a little frustrating sometimes, but I didn't have the slow experience that a lot of other people have been having. If you're going to SLI this card, I would recommend the EV*A version, since there are less issues. However, the price to performance ratio of this card is superior to the one mentioned above.

Other Thoughts: If I were to do this again, I would get 2x gtx 260 c216 for superior cost to performance ratio. They can perform almost as well as a gtx295 for $200 less, although you may run into some microstuttering and consume more power.

I am currently overseas, so I have not been able to test my rig out completely. However, it seems that I am able to run this in SLI with a OCZ StealthXstreme 600W PSU. I wouldn't recommend it for anyone else, it's just that I had it in my case already and don't feel like shelling out another $200 for a better PSU. Note the setup:

q9550 E0 @ 3.4GHz w/ CoolerMaster Gemini 2 push/pull
XFX 9800 gtx xxx/9800 gtx+ SLI
4 gb OCZ Plat. Rev. II PC2-6400
MSI P7N Diamond 780i
600w OCZ StealthXstreme PSU
Antec 900 v1
2x WD 400gb
2x LG 22x DL DVD

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  • James M.
  • 7/3/2009 12:40:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: -Fast card!
-Very affordable (especially with MIR)
-Recognized immediately and auto updated drivers on the website
-FPS for most games at least doubled, and I don't even have PCI-X 2.0 yet (upgrading Mobo/CPU very soon)
-Shipped in 2 days!

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: Great card, great prices, fast shipping. Won't shop anywhere else but Newegg now!

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  • Matt S.
  • 6/28/2009 1:06:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI'm jealous.

Pros: My mom needed a new card for The Sims 3. I convinced her to buy this. My current card - XFX 9800 GT - cowers at the sight of this thing. Easy to install, gets the job done for mom (and then some). Won't need to worry about upgrading her graphics for a while.

Cons: As I said in my review on my card, it's big, but that's to be expected. Only reason this is a problem here is that it actually covers up half the SATA slots on the mobo as well as a good portion of the IDE slot. That's what mom gets for using a stock HP and asking me to upgrade instead of having something custom built... should've measured and planned ahead on this, but oh well. She doesn't mind, and customer satisfaction is the important part.

Other Thoughts: If the only reason you're getting this card is The Sims 3, shame on you. Unless you're related to me. Love ya, mom.

Seriously, this thing has great potential, put it to good use!

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  • Daniel G.
  • 6/26/2009 12:36:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBetter than candy!!!

Pros: alright i have had this for only 2 days but this thing is awesome way better than my geforce 6150 se. i mean i can run both call of duty games that came with mine maxed out on 1360 x 768 resolution!!! i can also run crysis on vary high and still get good fps (runs way better on all high) the funny thing is i only have PCI E 1.0 and my processor is only a AMD Athlon 64 x2 3800+ windsor which is only 2Ghz and 4 gigs of ram at 400Mhz each. also this card is big but it fits nicely into my antec 900 case. not power hungry.

Cons: runs a little hot, may need to speed up the fan and turn my case fans from low setting to medium

Other Thoughts: Came with call of duty 4 and 5 and 3d mark vantage
just haveing problems with call of duty 4 with vista

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  • Balys L.
  • 6/20/2009 2:46:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat t

Pros: Runs very fast on all of the games I have thrown at it(mostly CoD). The vent in the back is nice for cooling.

Cons: The fact that it takes up two spaces in the back is only a con if you have a small case.

Other Thoughts: I don't know what temp it is good for it to run at but mine has two fans plus the built in one and it runs about 140 during game play

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  • Haomin Y.
  • 6/20/2009 9:52:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsmade up of awesome

Pros: - Free games. I got CoD 4 and CoD 5, and also the advanced version of 3dMark Vantage (not a game), which I'll never use...
- Great performance. I was able to max out settings on every game except Crysis Warhead (where it was high) without any lag.
- 1 6-pin connector instead of the normal 2.

Cons: - Runs at >50 degC idle despite a dedicated PCI slot fan. I haven't looked at the peak temperature, but this high while idling seems a little on the warm side.
- Large, like everybody else has said, but it fits comfortably into a standard mid-ATX box
- The 2 cons above, I think, take away half an egg at best. So it gets 4.5 eggs from me. I'll round up.

Other Thoughts: - The previous graphics card I had was a 7400 on a laptop, so my thoughts on this piece are necessarily biased.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/18/2009 9:11:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: Very Fast, runs great, Runs Cod4,Cod5 (Included with card, very generous) Unreal Tournament III, Just Cause, Area-51, Quake 4, and Battlefield 2 on great settings. Only Requires 1 6-pin Connector, only 9 inches long compared to the longer old 9800gtx, fits great in my case, looks really nice and huge. Nice black color.

Cons: cost 135 american dollars

Other Thoughts: My Rig:
Name: Exodus
Case: Xion Solaris Mid-Tower
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Xp Professional 64-Bit Edition
Motherboard: Biostar Tf720a2+
Processor: Amd Athlon 64 x2 7750+ Am2+ 2.7ghz
Memory/Ram: Ocz 2gb ddr2 pc2-6400 800mhz
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar 500gb 16mb Cache Sata 3.0gb/s
Optical Dirves: Pioneer Sata 20x Dvd/rw Burner
Power Supply: Coolmax Nw-550b 550 watt
Graphics Card: Xfx Geforce 9800Gtx+ 512mb

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  • Anthony B.
  • 6/17/2009 8:24:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: Great card, Newegg said they would give me a FREE copy of Call Of Duty 5 World at War which I did get and the card itself in the box It came with Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare. So I got COD 4/5 FREE!

Cons: It's not FREE

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