Asus EN9800GT Matrix GeForce 9800GT - HotHardware

Asus EN9800GT Matrix GeForce 9800GT

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Intel Powered


Hardware Used:
Core 2 Duo X6850 (3GHz)

Intel DX48BT2 (B)
(X48 Express)

Asus EN9800 GT Matrix
Radeon HD 4850
Asus EN8800GTX

2048MB Kingston DDR3-1333
(2 X 1GB)

Integrated Audio
Integrated Network

Western Digital "Raptor" 74GB
(10,000RPM - SATA)


Relevant Software:

Windows Vista Ultimate SP1
DirectX June 2008 Redist

NVIDIA Forceware v180.48
ATI Catalyst v8.11

Benchmarks Used:
3DMark Vantage v1.0.1
Cryis:  Warhead
Unreal Tournament 3
Half Life 2: Episode 2*
FarCry 2

Futuremark 3DMark Vantage
Synthetic DirectX Gaming


3DMark Vantage

The latest version of Futuremark's synthetic 3D gaming benchmark, 3DMark Vantage, is specifically bound to Windows Vista-based systems because it uses some advanced visual technologies that are only available with DirectX 10, which y isn't available on previous versions of Windows.  3DMark Vantage isn't simply a port of 3DMark06 to DirectX 10 though.  With this latest version of the benchmark, Futuremark has incorporated two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, in addition to support for the latest PC hardware.  We tested the graphics cards here with 3DMark Vantage's Default Settings








 

The Asus EN9800GT Matrix trailed the Radeon 4850 and GeForce 8800GTX in all tests.  The 8800GTX trumped both cards overall, while the Radeon 4850 held a 5.5% overall score advantage over the EN9800GT.  When breaking things down further, the GPU 1 and 2 tests show the Radeon 4850 continues to hold onto its lead over the EN9800GT, averaging a 5 FPS advantage between the two tests.
 

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 Good card i spose - I have just always had trouble with early failure of Ram on must NVIDIA cards I've used - seems more costly than Fan failure on their competion cards so I choose the lesser cost... I just replaced EN9800GT on daughter's system this week due to Ram failure (not overclocked at all),, and yes ample P/S was on-board

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That's a cool looking cooler. I think I would rather have the single slot cooler. Nothing really stands out about competing cards. I look more at warranties and price than anything.

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 Yes, it looks and sounds good - maybe just got bad one - hope so anyhow - I usaully rely on ASUS for the best by Test

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 Yes, it looks and sounds good - maybe just got bad one - hope so anyhow - I usaully rely on ASUS for the best by Test

Meh I have had my problems with asus just like most companys. I am not the fan of them I was once.

 

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yeh i spose your part right their - the high end stuff seems to hold up during warranty though - makes a difference to me - I ship every system home with a 3 YR parts/labor warranty - you pick wrong part and you spend alot out of pocket - so the Test goes on - don't try to pick to much for monies saved causes monies spent later..

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yeh i spose your part right their - the high end stuff seems to hold up during warranty though - makes a difference to me - I ship every system home with a 3 YR parts/labor warranty - you pick wrong part and you spend alot out of pocket - so the Test goes on - don't try to pick to much for monies saved causes monies spent later..

I will say I have never had a issue with Asus tech support.

 

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