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SPARKLE SX98GT512D3L-NM GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-Bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

  • 112 CUDA Cores
  • 512MB 256-Bit 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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  • Jeremy M.
  • 8/5/2010 12:55:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs6 Pin cable included!!

Pros: Read alot of reviews saying it was annoying it didn't come with 6 pin adapter. Mine actually came in the box. Good job! Ordered August 1, 2010. so hopefully everyone else who orders after that date will get the 6 pin adapter.

Cons: Clip was bent. i was replacing with the low profile clip anyway.

Other Thoughts: NewEgg delivered 1 day early. very nice

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  • Eric A.
  • 7/15/2010 11:13:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSpiffy little graphics card

Pros: Works flawlessly.

Fan is quiet unless you're seriously loading the thing, at which point you're probably playing a game and wearing headphones anyway.

Fits in a slim (HTPC) case using included mounting bracket. At the time, this was the best slim graphics card available.

Runs all the games / graphics that I need it to, with room to spare.

Comes with the necessary 2x4-pin to 6-pin power adapter. Didn't know that when I bought it, so now I have an extra.

Cons: Takes up an extra PCI slot, but I wasn't going to put anything there anyway.

Hot, but nothing outrageous or unexpected-- Stock fan and heatsink provide adequate cooling in my HTPC case.

Other Thoughts: Nice brand name.

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  • Mark N.
  • 5/23/2010 11:55:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card - Truly Hot

Pros: Small. Great performance. All required parts included. Flawless install under Windows 7. Surprisingly quiet given the small fan size!

Cons: Truly does run hotter than hell in July. Ever seen the movie "Forbidden Planet" - where the "beast from the ID" is melting through the Krell Steel doors? That's the side of my s5280t slimline PC case with this thing running...

Takes up two slots - other reviewers are correct that this thing should vent heat out of the second slot since it takes up the space anyway...

Other Thoughts: Purchased a 270 watt FPS brand psu and am running off a single "APEVIA 4 Pin PSU to PCI-E Power Supply Converter cable Model CVT46" adapter purchased from the Egg. You WILL need to find extra cooling for this card if you have a HP slimline. If you don't leave the side of the case off or get an extra fan to disperse the heat, you'll run into heat-related issues during gaming. Was able to use this for general computing and 3D graphics and video production without heat-related issues occurring.

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  • Shawn M.
  • 5/18/2010 4:05:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: Great card,Play ever game max settings....40-65.fps...

Cons: Gets very hot,recommend a fan close to card.....

Other Thoughts: Sorry for being short with it...But like i said great card!!!

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/14/2010 10:27:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing.

Pros: Incredible card, LP or not. Immune to extremely high (85C) temps. Tolerable noise production, especially given the circumstances. Fast--Dirt2 plays beautifully on my 52" 1080p plasma. HDMI with sound out works perfect.

Cons: No SLI support
Runs hot

Other Thoughts: I couldn't believe the performance of this card. I'm a modder that focuses on custom built HTPC cases and I hate wasted space. I wanted performance but had my doubts despite the specs of this LP card, but after ten of them I remain highly impressed.

If you have the space for a standard sized card I would personally grab a 4850 as it sucks less power, is pretty much silent, and runs pretty cool. If you don't have the space grab this.

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  • Evan S.
  • 4/15/2010 5:15:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome power in a small package

Pros: About the best low profile card available. Went from a 4650 to this; WEI scores before were 5.0 and 6.4; after were 6.8 and 6.8. Looks like I'm getting about 30 - 40% faster. Haven't had a chance to judge the temps, but after playing Modern Warefare 2 at mid settings for an hour and a half, the fan only kicked to audible levels 6-7 times. Works in an Antec Minuet w/350 watt PSU.

Cons: Wish I'd seen this before I bought the 4650 8 months ago!

Other Thoughts: Does come with 4 Pin Molex (must plug both connectors in) to PCI-E 6-Pin power adapter. Tight fit in Antec Minuet Case -- the card was nearly touching the 5.25" Drive backplate, and the power connector fit underneath, so a pretty close fit w/o modding.

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  • michael d.
  • 4/7/2010 9:53:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHot Child in the City......

Pros: Most powerful low pro card made. Runs hot but has no effect on its performance or useability. It just keeps on running. It performs as well if not better than a full size 9800 GT.

Cons: Runs hotter than hell in July. This thing could roast marshmallows on it....i kid you not. Make sure it gets plenty of air or your computer could spontaneously combust. LOL

Other Thoughts: It fills a much needed niche for powerful low profile Nvidia cards. More types of Nvidia low profile cards should be made.
Is this too much to ask? It gets 5 eggs because it has ZERO competition as far as other low pro Nvidia cards go.

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  • Joe S.
  • 3/19/2010 6:53:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGo Low!

Pros: Very powerful, low profile card. Installs perfect in 2U server chassis. Includes low profile and standard height bracket. Video output very crisp, clear and deep. Runs fairly cool even at load. Fan is quiet. Looks and feels well made. Drivers on CD work well.

Cons: Don't think this card can be SLI'd, but I didn't plan on that type of setup anyway. No instructions about the SPDIF audio in connector for HDMI sound pass through.

Other Thoughts: Card scores 6.8 and 6.9 in windows 7 ultimate 32 bit for graphics and desktop graphics. That's really good considering the cost and size of this card.

Teamed up with a GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3L motherboard and fits perfect. 4gb Corsair ram, Core 2 Duo, 2x 500Gb Western Digital Black Hard Disks. Makes a very stout and capable low profile HTPC / Gaming Rig

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  • Brandon S.
  • 3/16/2010 8:36:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsBest Low Profile Card Ever!

Pros: Runs all my games and max settings! Fits in my Dell Inspiron 537S case. Upgraded from a ATI 3450 and my fps in all my games is alot higher.

Runs...
COD4 at 60-120fps
UT3 at 60-80fps
Garrysmod (Flatgrass) at 200-275fps
Bad Company 2 at 30fps
Fallout 3 at 40-60fps
Oblivion at 40-60fps
ArmA at 30-50fps

Brought my graphics from a 3.9 to a 6.8 and my gaming graphics from a 5.5 to a 6.8 in the Windows Experience Index.

Cons: Runs hot, it can get up to 80C at max load. Also the fan is loud at max load. And finally from what I have heard from other reviewers it is hard to overclock

Other Thoughts: If your having a hard time looking for a way to power this card (Because of a small case) I suggest buying the FSP Group Booster X5 450W Item#:N82E16817104054. Make sure you have a 4pin molex! I had to buy a SATA to Molex connector Item#:N82E16812198027. It didn't fit in my case but it ran externally.

Dell Inspiron 537S
Windows 7
4GB of Ram
Intel Dual-Core 2.7GHz

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  • Michael M.
  • 2/21/2010 3:32:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card Cheapski

Pros: I upgraded from a 9600GT & have had a noticable amount of more kills playing TF2. Q6600 with 4 gigs of RAM make for a decent gaming rig combined with this card.

Cons: none come to mind

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