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MognonMan October 20, 2008 02:47 PM

8800gtx replacement
hi guys, my evga 8800gtx just died on me after 2 years of valuable service and I was was wondering which card to replace it with.

Xilikon October 20, 2008 02:56 PM

Budget? Brand preference ?

miggs78 October 20, 2008 02:56 PM

Depends what your budget is.. Tell ya first 2 that come to my head are: ATI 4870 or Nvidia GTX260 Core 216.. both very competetive, and trash an 8800GTX lol.

Damn Xilikon beat me to it.... :P

geokilla October 20, 2008 03:16 PM

Since you owned a 8800GTX and have a 22" monitor, I'd say ATI 4850, 4870, 9800GTX+, or GTX 260 Core 16. I'd lean to the 4850 or 9800GTX+ if you want to keep it under $200 including tax.

MognonMan October 20, 2008 03:20 PM

thx guys, I was already leaning towards the 9800 or the 260
(o and miggs nothing thrashes a 8800gtx...its a fantastic card!)

Phobia October 20, 2008 04:00 PM

gtx 260 over the 9800

geokilla October 20, 2008 06:48 PM

Just to let you know, the 9800GTX+ is basically a 8800GTX with a smaller 55nm process. So if you want to get a good upgrade, GTX 260 or the Core 216, or the 4850.

subliminal October 20, 2008 06:54 PM

Can you still RMA the 8800gtx? Is it still under warranty?

RMA it and then sell it to help the cost towards a new card.

rjbarker October 21, 2008 11:11 AM

Less $$ = GTX 260 (Core 216)
More $$$ = GTX 280

Simple really. I also replaced my 8800 GTX with the GTX 280 and it made a huge difference!

Eagle Eye October 21, 2008 11:33 AM

Yeah 8800GT to a GTX 280 made huge difference with my computer it was the best choice for a single gpu solution, because now I have a proper soundcard and no more SLI for me.

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