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Palit 9800GTX+

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Posted November 2, 2008 by Jake in Video Cards

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Introduction

With the battle between Nvidia and ATI as strong as it’s ever been, and the pendulum having swung back to ATI in this round, consumers are facing an unprecedented time nowadays, having the privilege of getting some very serious horsepower for their hard-earned dollar.  The beauty here is the both companies offer some very impressive cards at great prices, making a decision all the more difficult: Team Red or Team Green?  Not ones to shy away from controversy, we decided to pit them head to head, along with a few other cards thrown into the mix, to see what happens.

Today we’ll be looking at the Palit 9800GTX+.  Palit is one of the few companies that manufacturers both ATI and Nvidia cards, and we are fortunate today to have two competing cards from Palit that represent each side of the graphics camp.  We pit Palit’s GeForce 9800GTX+ against our recently reviewed Palit Radeon 4850 Sonic in a full-out, no-hold’s-barred cage match, complete with all the latest and greatest games that have just hit the market.  We even busted our butts to include Call of Duty 5 Beta results, a game that was just released on the PC.  Needless to say, bleary-eyed and suffering from caffeine withdrawal, we live for this stuff.

So, let’s take a look at the 9800GTX+, put it up against the 4850 Sonic in today’s hottest games, give you the results and our thoughts, and then we’ll call it a day and take a nap while you decide which card you want on your Christmas list.

Owning several other brands such as Gainward and XpertVision, Palit is one of the few companies that produce both ATI and Nvidia products, and command 60% of the Chinese market and 40% of the European market.  To learn more about Palit, be sure to read our recent interview with them.

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