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Old 11-26-2007, 05:14 PM   #1
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Default new 8800's

im getting a new gpu, and have been looking at the new gts
would they be a worthwhile/future pfoor investment
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=GX-072-OK
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=708666
which of these would be better?
i was thinking the scan one because its cheaper, but also a better brand name, but wpuld it perform better?
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Old 11-26-2007, 07:19 PM   #2
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It probably wont differ much in performance, but you're getting a good brand card with better support and a better bundle. Go for it! I just got my 8800gt (a 512mb version) and it is supperb...
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Old 11-26-2007, 07:51 PM   #3
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The XFX one (scan) would actually perform better. It's a factory overclocked version. Definitely get that one.
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yh the xfx one on scan is better, wow only 130, i mite get that!!!
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I think this card will only last until the end of the year or so in terms of a performance push, before they bring out newer mid range cards anyway on the newer GPU's.
Games will come out, making Crysis seem like a play thing

It is a tempting buy though, if I can get rid of my 8800GTS 640mb for a few quid (not litterally a few quid)
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Old 11-27-2007, 02:22 AM   #6
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what do you call a mid range card?
because at the moment this seems like a great price at 130, would thet be more than 130 cause if so even when they do come out i still wont be able to afford one
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i would say the 8800gt are mid range, the high end ones are 8800gts & 8800gtx, saying that some 8600gt are quite good looking at the specs
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8800gt is high-mid end. 8800gts is mid range. 8600 is low range. gtx and ultra are high/extreme end.
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8800gt is mid range price-wise with MSRP of about $200(priced up for demand)
but high end performance wise nearing 8800gtx speeds
it is the first in the new series of cards that use the 65nm process and are quite a deal.

the new 8800gts using the G92 gpu will be mid-high with MSRP or ~$250-$300
but should easiely out perform current HIGH end cards.

and you can rest assured that they will come out with a new highend card that will destroy the current standards in both price and performance. i assume that will be announced and lauch in Q1-Q2 next year.
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so the 8800gt would be a good buy now?
as i am in need of a new gpu.
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