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SPARKLE Calibre Series P980 GeForce 9800 GT OC Dual Fly 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

  • GeForce 9800 GT
  • 512MB GDDR3
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Michael K.
  • 11/20/2011 6:31:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFan died

Pros: This card performs smoothly on a wide variety of games at medium-high settings, including Fallout 3 and New Vegas.

Cons: Fans were always noisy and died after about a year and a half.

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  • Linda S.
  • 3/7/2010 5:04:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect

Pros: Runs everything I've thrown at it on the highest settings
Easy to use driver software
Delivery was so fast I felt like I should have paid extra for it

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: This is a fantastic card. Fit easily into my case, runs quiet, and the graphics are everything I wanted.

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  • Michael T.
  • 2/28/2010 11:26:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsnice card for price

Pros: card looks great and runs relatively cool, 40-42 normal to 58 under load, card only gets hot because my case has horrible airflow. the overclocking app it gives you by calibre is what almost impresses me. you can overclock/underclock the card on they fly, which is great if you're not gaming all the time. only beef i have with the overclocking app is i dont think it shows the fan speed correctly (apparently its always at 30%) but the daughter card it has shows all the info correctly.

Cons: seems like it would be hard to SLI this card as the bridge connector is under one of the heatpipes... i guess you could fit it if you really tried, it would just be a pain

Other Thoughts: card runs fast! im upgrading from an old 7900GS and its a whole new world for me in gaming. i play stalker with the 2009 complete mod with everything set at max and the game runs beautifully. and for the price, i coudent be happier.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/27/2010 3:34:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Performing/Cooling Card!!!

Pros: Dual Fan W/heatsink

Overclocked meaning it performs better than a regular 9800GT

Has a LCD Daughter Card that cycles through/ or lets you select from RPM/Volt/Gpu Temp

Cons: Very Big 9800GT Card bit bigger than my 9600GT!

When SLI 2 of these Cards make sure they are going to fit, i say this cause the GPU Cooler/Heatsink are so big that i could not fit them one on top of the other for SLI they were too big and fit good!

Other Thoughts: Overall:
Excellent Performing
Excellent Cooling
Excellent Core Clock Speed
Excellent Value
Excellent Warranty

Another note im not sure it i couldn't get them to fit because of the VGA cards being too big or my new ASUS P5N-D nForece 750i SLI Motherboard that had both PCIe Slots too close together? Not sure but i will be contacting ASUS about the motherboard!

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  • Michael K.
  • 2/7/2010 10:15:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSmooth

Pros: *Runs Fallout 3 and Oblivion smooth and crisp at Very High settings
*Relatively quiet operation

Cons: *Daughter card is useless if you don't have a window

Other Thoughts: MSI 790fx-GD70
AMD Athlon II X4 630
8 gb Corsair DDR3
Sparkle 9800 GT
Antec Earthwatts 430
Antec P180b
MS Vista 64bit

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/26/2010 6:32:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBlown Capacitor - Great Support

Pros: Card can hadle just about anything i throw at it. The card clocks very well and keeps very cool around 48c-52c* max temp. The display shows Temp, Volts, Fan speed and its a very nice addon with a clear side panel on case.

Cons: Capacitor blew out about 6 months after use but the Sparkle support took care of it very quickly. Im currently waiting for the replacement/repair and cant wait to get back to gaming.

Other Thoughts: The LCD starting flashing after a few weeks of use but still displays the correct info on the screen. Hopefully that will be repaired aswell when its fixed.

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  • christian J.
  • 12/31/2009 9:54:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: Great Cooling
Great Clocks
Runs anything thrown at it

Cons: Not a con against the video card, but had to get another power supply for the screen to work properly. Got the same blinking problem others have had, got a better power supply, haven't had a problem since.

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  • Andrew Y.
  • 12/18/2009 6:47:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOwn

Pros: Mint cooler
High oc's
Sli is crazy and puts my gtx 260 to shame

Cons: Need a big case
Daughter thing can trip out but u can take it off!

Other Thoughts: amd 720 3.6 oc
sli 9800gt
4gigs 1000mhz
850 cosair psu

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  • Kevin A.
  • 12/9/2009 3:03:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Plays all of the new games on high at about 35-60 FPS.(Not crisis).

Cons: I had this card for about five months and it is dead already without over clocking the video card at all.

Other Thoughts: I called the costumer support line and they where very helpful.
They are going to send me a RMA form in 1 to 2 days then i can send them the dead card and they said they would send my new card out as soon as they got the dead card back.

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  • Rodolfo L.
  • 9/13/2009 11:04:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThis was a great buy

Pros: Very great performance, very overclockable, high factory settings.

Cons: Alot of people Got bad cards, like me! it is unstable at core clock at 750. when other people had a stable core clock at 770?!?! This card has crashed on me 3 times before but maybe because my card was not perfect.

Other Thoughts: this card is very good for its value. looks good, with the 2 fans and all, and im a happy customer.

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