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mazabe May 3, 2008 01:32 AM

The End of the 8800gt
 
Hi guys i would like to say hi to all of you :biggrin: this is a great site for hardware.

Anyway i would like to know does the 8800gt has become crap because i just bougth 2 Evga 8800gt 512 OC to put them in sli in my computer (because of the price) and seeing by the several threads about the new 9600gt make me think that i shoot myself in the foot for buying these cards please tell me those cards are still good a least for a year:shok:

(well good enough until BF3 comes out)

thanks for advice guys
mazabe

burebista May 3, 2008 01:36 AM

Of course they are good. 9600GT is under 8800GT, performance wise. At what resolution do you play, and what CPU do you have?

MAC May 3, 2008 02:24 AM

GeForce 8800GT's in SLI is still an excellent configuration, think of it as a GeForce 9800 GX2 Lite.

Eagle Eye May 3, 2008 06:43 AM

The 8800GT offers excellent performance especially in SLI, what monitor do you have and what resolution do you run most games at? If you're still sporting a 19" you probably won't see the performance benefits from SLI as much, usually resolutions in the range of 1600x1200, 1680x1050ws and up are where you should be running.

I still wish I could SLI my rig but unfortunately my sata controllers are in the way of my second video card and for some strange reason my HDDs won't operate out of sata 3 and 4 in raid, I'm stuck until I get a board with a proper layout.

EE

Thund3rball May 3, 2008 07:56 AM

My 8800GT rocks. I love it at 1680x1050. You will love yours in SLI I am sure :thumb:

encorp May 3, 2008 09:22 AM

I have th EVGA 880GT Akimbo SC version which came factory OC'd at 720/2k and this card is nothing short of amazing. Gonna pick up a second one soon!

Babrbarossa May 3, 2008 09:41 AM

The EVGA 8800GTs are only 159 at TD right now and there doesn't seem to be a MIR

EVGA GeForce 8800 GT Video Card - 512MB DDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, Video Card 512-P3-N801-AR in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

Supergrover May 3, 2008 10:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Babrbarossa (Post 55638)

Good price but there is a MIR Babs

Quote:

Click here to download information for:
$30 (CAD) Mail In Rebate on the EVGA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB Video Card - E145-8832

Valid 05/01/2008 - 05/31/2008
This rebate MUST be postmarked within 30 days of purchase.
This rebate is in CAD currency.
Notice: Limit 2 rebates per customer (1 per unit purchased). See coupon for details.

Dashock May 3, 2008 10:24 AM

Dude dont second guess ive had 2 8800GT! since January of this year i have the XFX 8800GT 625MHZ model both are clocked at 700 MHZ i put the Zalman VF-900 fan on mine and it runs coool and looks awesome. Like others have said the other card yer talking about is lower. LONG LIVE 8800GT!!!!!

Babrbarossa May 3, 2008 12:06 PM

Bfg Geforce 8800GT Oc 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I Hdcp Hdtv Out DIRECTX10 Video Card - DirectCanada

OK an even better price at DC- except with a $40MIR- still 139 is freekin amazing- if it weren't for the new cards coming out soon and the expense of two GPU waterblocks, I'd almost go for a pair of them


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