Summary: I ordered this card after my other gave up. Since the computer it was going to be a work computer with only some video work done on this computer it has more than filled this job 100%. I sure would order this card again as I am completely satisfied with it and I am not an easy person to satisfy.
Great deal. Would purchase again if I had the chance.
3 September 2011
Summary: I bought a pair of GeForce 9800 GTs for a spare gaming PC at my office for use during downtime or after hours. The cards are flawless. They're pretty quite, considering they're running stock cooling. I don't play Crysis or anything, but they run Devil May Cry 4, Street Fighter IV, Darsiders, and many others with max settings and 75 fps or better.
Summary: Pros: This card is nice. Can run WoW at pretty much full everything (except shadows) w/o problems in Dalaran at peak times of the day. Also runs C&CRA3 and Dragon Age at max settings easily. Doesn't get too hot, highest i've gotten to was 65° in a bad Dell case. Cons: Unfortunately I think XFX changed this card from it's original version. It no longer takes a power connector to run. I've checked around with other sites including XFX's and not all use this same picture.
Summary: When I got this XFX 9800GT video card, I wasn't expecting much more than a fancier looking 8800GT and that's pretty much what I found out during testing. Both cards use the same G92 core and sport the exact same specifications, whether it is the amount of stream processors or clocks, it's all the same. Therefore, performance wasn't only similar, but identical or within the margin of error.