Summary: Gaming : Please check out the gaming-oriented reviews of the GeForce 9800GT at Tweaktown , techPowerUp , and HardwareCanucks . The general consensus is that the 9800GT is a solid budget graphics card, superior to the ATI HD 3000 series , but inferior to the HD 4850 . It is more or less equivalent to the HD 4830 and can make the majority of PC games playable at 1680x1050 / 1600x1200 resolution, though some games will require the level of detail to be turned down.
Pros: Fairly quiet when idle, Decent 3D performance, Good HD playback
Cons: Poor acoustics under load, Unusual squealing problem, High idle power consumption, Buggy software