Friday, October 12, 2007

Geforce 9800 GTX School Essay! Favoritest Essay in the whole world! :)

In this blog entry I'm retiring my homework last week here, because I thought it was 9.0 out of 10 work, but that's just me. She said my first paragraph was PERFECT while other paragraphs were ranging from 7.5 - 8.5 therefore averaging 8.2.


This assignment is about including the Geforce 9800 GTX or Geforce 9800 GTS [1] with my Core 2 Quad + socket 775 motherboard + DDR2 RAM (double-data-rate synchronous dynamic random access memory 2nd generation) purchase. For the case of quality writing, internet forums may not immediately come to mind as a great source. The primary purpose of most forums is simply discussion. This often brings a wide variety of demographics including age, maturity level etc in to play, and consequently varying levels of writing skill. When I post it is often to my benefit to back up any claims I make with valid URL sources, and to post in a clear and informative tone. Peers are apt to respond positively to this approach and subsequently add to my reputation.

In my thread [2], I had to state what I was buying and try not to be bias towards the Geforce 9800 GTX. If I knew what I wanted then online members of PS3forums ask what the purpose of the thread was I would not receive any quality replies. This was interesting that there were only a few DirectX 10 games out [3], but my first Windows Vista boxed version will carry Service Pack 1 with DirectX 10.1 [4]. DirectX 10.1 has Shader Model 5.0, accelerated DXTC texture decompression, improved physics processing and has three times the memory bandwidth of my Geforce 8800 GTX (88 Gigabytes/sec). The forum gamers of this thread convinced me to buy a Core 2 Quad for my birthday, because it’s cheaper than the Geforce 9800 GTX. However, I told these biased members I was buying both graphics processing unit and CPU, and I wanted to give them a legitimate reason which was Vista comes with DirectX 10.1. The PS3forum members agree I don’t need a Geforce 9800 GTX. No one was right about DirectX 10.1 working with any of the Geforce 8 series video cards though. These forum members said teraflop floating point is not needed in DirectX 10 games even if it’s good enough for Xbox 360; a DirectX 9.0c console.

If I had a Geforce 9800 GTX, I could have it free so I have some serious frame rate upgrades which is where PCs are going to be at in a year anyways. The average person buying a new pc will have them inside their computer so I don’t see why I shouldn’t have it inside my computer I would be even more right picking the AMD Phenom X4. If my were buying the Geforce 9800 GTX for Christmas; I would still have to pay for the Phenom X4 and Socket AM2+ motherboard which is out of my budget. Buying both Core 2 Quad and Geforce 9800 GTS and a gigabyte of DDR2 RAM is within my budget. Everything from now into the future is going to be overpowered and unneeded, yet that’s what I’m in business for. Vista will come with DirectX 10.1 and it’s future proofing due to my PC having an Athlon 64 X2 4800 inside it. DirectX 10 GPUs are seen as a high end configuration presently, yet an affordable option when it’s Geforce 8300 GTS.

In my conclusion, starting a thread on the forum helped me decide that a Geforce 9800 GTX and Core 2 Quad Q6600 was exactly what I wanted. AMD’s more expensive Phenom X4, with more L3 cache, is out of my budget. I could gain better game performance with the Geforce 9800 GTX with the Core 2 Quad than I would with a Phenom X4 and my current video card. Windows Vista only recommends a 1 Gigahertz central processing unit with 512 Megabytes of RAM so that obviously doesn’t include DirectX 10 game requirements these days. My current Geforce 8800 GTX has a G80 core clocked at 575 Megahertz with 768 Megabytes GDDR4 at 900 Megahertz [5]. Otherwise the Geforce 9800 GTX has 1024 Megabytes of GDDR4 (RAM) at 1.3 Gigahertz with updated firmware and over 700 MHz clock speed. I know I could get by with a Geforce 9800 GTS which costs $200 less. I would still be happy if they just paid for the Geforce 9800 GTS, because it’s less expensive then the Geforce 9800 GTX. I believe real world figures won’t justify the price point between the Phenom X4 over Core 2 Quad or the Geforce 9800 GTX over Geforce 9800 GTS, and I don’t want to not get a DirectX 10.1 graphics processing unit free.


[1] Hagedoorn, H. (2007, December 11). BFG Geforce 8800 GTX Review. Retrieved October 5, 2007, from

[2] RenegadevikingPS3 (2007, September 17). Geforce 9800 GTX vs. Core 2 Quad. Message posted to

[3] Public domain contributors. (2007, October 7). List of Games with DirectX 10 support. Retrieved October 7, 2007, from Wikipedia Foundation Web site:

[4] Unknown Microsoft employee. (2007, July 15). DirectX 10.1 Features. Retrieved October 7, 2007, from

[5] computer news. (2007, August 21). Geforce 9800 GTX details. Message posted to

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