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01-02-2011, 08:58 AM
hey guys i just got the 9800gt green edition on the box it says 40%power efficient
its a 1GB DDR3 but the thing is whats annoying me is that it has 128-bit and 8 rops where it should have 256-bit and 16rops
the shaders and core are correct
but the memory clock is 602 MHz hows that possible where it should be 900MHz these were recorded by gpu-z
i forgot to mention that it does have a 6-pin power connector but im not using it to power it the pc turns on fine without it so can u tell me wuts the problem im facing here
01-02-2011, 03:13 PM
Usually "Green Edition" cards are lower power, so they have components cut or clocks lowered to reduce power consumption. Companies do this typically to get rid of a required PCI-E power connector on the card. Like if the stock version of a card needs 2 6-pin connections, the green version will only need one, and if a stock card needs one 6-pin, they will try to lose it and lower the clocks/disable features to reach that lower power goal.
So really the green edition of a 9800 GT would probably be somewhere around the speed of a 9600 GSO or GT. My recommendation is if you can, return that green edition and get a full-speed 9800 GT or something even faster.
01-05-2011, 03:18 PM
yea i know they are cut powered but all the other green edition cards have the specs of the 9800gt but with lower core and shaders with no 6-pin power connector
mine has lower core and shaders clock and lower memory clock and memory interface BUT with a 6-pin power connector do u think if i installed a 6-pin power connector the 9800gt will run at the specs it should be running at
01-06-2011, 06:03 AM
It's worth a shot. It may be that if the card doesn't have the 6-pin, the BIOS limits the card, in more ways than one, to the 75 watt power limit on the PCI-Express slot. If that doesn't work, my feeling is that it's just another green edition card.
01-06-2011, 08:35 AM
thx man ill be installing the 6-pin tomorrow and ill let u know of the results
but im thinking could the bios limit the card to only use a 128-bit interface and 8 rop's without the 6-pin, but with the 6 pin the full interface and rop's unlock?
01-06-2011, 09:17 PM
I wouldn't say it's beyond belief, but I think it's pretty unlikely that the 6-pin would enable those.
01-07-2011, 03:34 PM
ok i decided not to get the 6-pin for two reasons:
1-i overclocked the card
2-i read at inno3d's website that this card enables idle mode i think this means that the clocks drop when not under load but when under load they go up am i right?
01-08-2011, 05:50 PM
A lot of cards do that now. My 5850 clocks down to something like 150 core/300 memory or something like that. It's good for keeping temps & fan noise down, and prolonging the life of the card. I remember my 4850 idling with lower clocks as well.
01-23-2011, 02:57 PM
sorry for the late reply. yea i figured its idling
i just have one question
to what i can compare my card to? is it a mainstream card? is it enough for gaming ? i will post its specs again
bandwidth:19.3GB/s(thats rlly annoying)
oh if i installed the 6-pin u think the card will fry?
01-24-2011, 12:06 AM
Judging by the specs, I would place the performance maybe roughly equal to my laptop's ATI Mobility 4650. It's a lower midrange card, IMO. The 6-pin, if anything, should HELP the card and maybe increase performance.
01-25-2011, 02:22 PM
yh but will it fry the card? thats wut iam afraid of
01-25-2011, 02:22 PM
yh but will it fry the card if i plug a 6-pin?thats wut iam afraid of
02-05-2011, 07:04 PM
It has the 6-pin to give the card more power. The 6-pin won't fry the card. My 5850 needs 2 6-pin connectors to run, and there's nothing to lose by giving the card the power it needs.
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