Product Type: XFX graphic cards
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Great single slot graphics card, cheap now too
XFX GeForce 9800GT
Member Name: t51rjohn
XFX GeForce 9800GT
Advantages: Single slot, high performance
Disadvantages: heat, noise, power supply demands
I bought this item over a year ago from PC world and at the time i was slowly modifiying my pc for higher performance, the computer was a P4 3.6ghz so i replaced the motherboard and refitted the cpu and installed the graphics card.
The performance difference was amazing, i now had the ability to play high graphics games and the cpu was all that was holding back.
After having the graphics card a while i found out i could overclock it. This reaped big rewards and the difference in the 3dmark score was over 1500. I think my score in total was about 12500 with a bottom of the range dual core cpu.
I would thoroughly recommend this graphics card if you are on an old system, be warned you power supply must be up to spec as it can require a lot of juice especially if you overclock it . Dont be afraid of overclocking this either as long as you monitor the temps correctly you will have no problems, i found the only restriction with this card was the single slot fan which is noisy when you overclock and turn it up to keep temps down, however there are a range of aftermarket fans that work well with this and are easy to fit and cheap.
Summary: Great card which you can pick up cheap now, and get great performance
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