Galaxy GeForce 9800 GT 1024MB review | test -
Final Words & Conclusion
Here's what you need to remember. The GeForce 8800 GT is the GeForce 9800 GT is the GeForce GTS 240 (soon). One of the reasons I wanted to do this review is to get that message across. Though configurations will differ slightly, is all boils to more or less the same product. The GTS 240 probably will be priced a little higher .. so why not go with a GeForce 9800 GT if that suits your budget ? I mean, the 9800 GT still offers a nice feature set and decent performance for the money you have to lay down on the table. The 1 GB version as tested today with all it's customization, you can purchase somewhere in the 110-130 USD range. The reality is, that's a fair amount of performance you get returned for the money.
But sure, I do think that it's time for NVIDIA to upgrade that NVIDIA's sub-150 USD segment with something new, the next best thing is the GTS 250 which offers great value for money.
Galaxy's version of the 9800 GT card as tested today makes up for some extra. The core and memory are fairly overclockable yet of course the cards stand out in design and customization. The sheer looks are fantastic, the integration of a HDMI port is snazzy and the cooler well .. is the cooler. It certainly looks good, but we were surprised about the temperature reaching 80 Degrees C. Next to that, it's not noisy .. but it isn't silent either.
Other then that this is a really lovely product which we highly encourage you to purchase. Also something to consider, two of these puppies setup in SLI with 1024MB framebuffer per GPU .. that might be a good deal there.
The aesthetics are good and it even comes with an okay bundle, though on the software side you should not expect anything extra. If you stumble into the card and can pick it up for roughly 120-130 USD then I say fair deal, as you will not regret it, it's enough performance for any modern game at a decent resolution.
Overall, an okay product which we would recommend.
In this review we'll have a peek at the warmongers from KFA2 (Galaxy), they unleash this cute little beastly looking GTX 550 Ti LTD OC White edition graphics card. And to make it even more special, they slapped all components on a sexy white PCB again. Armed with that atypical looking cooler you'll learn that this product makes no compromises, you will not hear it, it will not run hot and it even comes factory clocked at a full GHz, quite amazing as GPUs seem to slowly pass that weird 1 GHz threshold.
Galaxy GeForce 9800 GT 1024MB review | test
We test a product from the guys at Galaxy, and that means customization and extra features, all for a fair price. Custom PCB, custom cooling, custom bracket, HDMI output, black DVI+backplate heck it even packs 1024MB of memory to play around with for roughly the same money as a 512MB model. All fairly impressive really.
Galaxy GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB review
Galaxy GeForce 9800GTX PLUS test - Galaxy recently released this product, custom PCB, custom cooling, custom bracket, HDMI output, black DVI and backplate. I sometimes wonder why a small company consistently can push out striking products like that and the bigger AIBs mainly focus on the reference design.
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Our initial review of this product was taken offline as we received an early version of the product. This early version had a "beta" cooler on it that made a truck-load of noise. Galaxy claimed to have a new cooler ready and asked if if we could revise the review based on the new and final cooler. And therefore we have updated this initial article to revision 2; based on new facts with the final cooling solution implemented. And it sure is a lot better.