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Geforce 9800GT Vs Geforce GT240

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Rezist

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I'd like to see what the 5670 brings to the table. It could be anywhere from 320-480 SP's I'm thinking with hopefully 128 bit GDDR5, but it could end up being 320 SP's with 64 bit GDDR5 and be no faster then the 4670.
 

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I'd like to see what the 5670 brings to the table. It could be anywhere from 320-480 SP's I'm thinking with hopefully 128 bit GDDR5, but it could end up being 320 SP's with 64 bit GDDR5 and be no faster then the 4670.
I saw some specs earlier this month listing it at 400 stream processors/128bit/GDDR5.

Hopefully they get the price under control though. These 40nm parts have done nothing but increase in value since they were introduced.
 

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has anybody run the numbers on the gt240's power draw when it's oced? ya'll are concerned about power draw yet recomend an oced card?? That seems counter-intuitive to me on most fronts.
 

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has anybody run the numbers on the gt240's power draw when it's oced? ya'll are concerned about power draw yet recomend an oced card?? That seems counter-intuitive to me on most fronts.
under 75 watts. It dosen't use a pci-e connector.
 

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At 1280x1024 the gf's new low-profile 9600GT can play the latest games including Dragon Age and Modern Warfare 2 at max settings. A 9800GT shouldn't have any issues with 1280x720 (390,000 fewer pixels to render) at any detail settings.

What's the model of the Dell you want to put it in? Contrary to the old days, many modern Dells actually have quite capable power supplies in them.
It's a Dell Dimension E521, 305-watt power supply, which makes me doubt it could sustain a GeForce 9800 GT. My concern with the MSI N240GT OC is the double-slot cooler: I'm not sure that will fit.

Most of the reviews show even overclocked GT 240s beating almost every comparable video card in the low-power contest.

Edited: it looks like it will depend on whether the GT 240's cooler can stay clear of the chipset heatsinks on the motherboard.

Newegg photos show two versions of the card. Both have double-slot high coolers, but one has a single-slot bracket. The other (which is what I've mostly seen in reviews) has a dual-slot bracket. If I get a dual-slot bracket, there's no way the card will fit. Ugh.
 
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thecoolnessrune

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It's a Dell Dimension E521, 305-watt power supply, which makes me doubt it could sustain a GeForce 9800 GT. My concern with the MSI N240GT OC is the double-slot cooler: I'm not sure that will fit.

Most of the reviews show even overclocked GT 240s beating almost every comparable video card in the low-power contest.

Edited: it looks like it will depend on whether the GT 240's cooler can stay clear of the chipset heatsinks on the motherboard.

Newegg photos show two versions of the card. Both have double-slot high coolers, but one has a single-slot bracket. The other (which is what I've mostly seen in reviews) has a dual-slot bracket. If I get a dual-slot bracket, there's no way the card will fit. Ugh.
I understand your quandary since I was trying to upgrade a C521 (only half-height single slot cards would work).

Firstly, upgrade the power supply. It's worth it. Those who upgrade the graphics card either don't make it, barely make it, or the PSU magically burns out a few more months down the road. I'm getting by just fine with a 9800GT (low power) and a Corsair 400CX PSU. Modern Dells use standard connectors and ATX power supplies. So go ahead and get that upgrade out of the way.

You *may* be able to make this 5750 fit. If not, you're only out return shipping and restocking, which would be worth it to me if it could be made to work. Would be a fast booger.
 

pctwo

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it doesn't really make sense to get a 240 over 9800 for gaming. even the "eco" version of the 9800 which doesn't require a power plug willl outperform the 240. however, for HTPC use, the 240 has VP4 while the 9800 only has VP2. The 240 also has native audio and hdmi out, while the 9800 has only audio pass through (or not at all) via an included or separately bought cable.
 

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