Gigabyte 9800GT 512MB Video Card Review :: Gaming on the Gigabyte GV-N98TZL-512H

10-03-2008 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Ben Sun

Tomb Raider Anniversary is the latest in a long-running series of 3rd person shooters that started way back in the early days of computing. The latest installment is a re-imagining of the original with many of the same story and game play elements, and updated graphics. The game uses Pixel Shader 3.0 effects and runs extremely well on the 9800GT. The 9800GT plays the game comfortably at maximum resolution of 1920x1200.

The second game Iíve been playing a lot of is EVE Online. EVE Online is a MMORPG set in space. You can gather your own resources with a mining laser fight off pirates and opposing Corporations with Blasters or even sit in a space station and chat with other people for hours without actually playing the game. The latest build of the game uses Pixel Shader 3.0 effects like HDR and runs extremely well on the 9800GT.

Crysis is not for a system without a lot of muscle on it. The 9800GT is an 8800GT in every sense of the word, with performance acceptable at 1680x1050 at the beginning of the game but unacceptable frame rates as you progress further into the game. As the enemies get harder to beat and more numerous the graphics card slows down to single digit frame rates. The game is unplayable on most cards, with only the new GTX 280 and HD 4870 X2 cards really shining through as playable with the high resolutions and settings that I prefer.


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Gigabyte 9800GT 512MB Video Card Review
Gigabyte 9800GT 512MB Video Card Review
Gigabyte 9800GT 512MB Video Card Review
Gigabyte 9800GT 512MB Video Card Review


Gigabyte 9800GT 512MB Video Card Review
Gigabyte 9800GT 512MB Video Card Review
Gigabyte 9800GT 512MB Video Card Review
Gigabyte 9800GT 512MB Video Card Review


Gigabyte 9800GT 512MB Video Card Review
Gigabyte 9800GT 512MB Video Card Review
Gigabyte 9800GT 512MB Video Card Review
Gigabyte 9800GT 512MB Video Card Review